The law firm of Hunton & Williams invites qualified individuals to apply for a two year pro bono fellowship based in its New York office. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to a career in public interest law and be admitted to the New York State Bar. The fellow will focus on representing immigration clients through two referral organizations, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Legal Aid Society of New York. The fellow will also be asked to partner with lawyers in the firm’s New York office on pro bono cases. We expect that the fellow will work two days per week in each of KIND’s and the Legal Aid Society’s offices and one day per week at Hunton & Williams.
The firm intends to fully integrate the fellow into Hunton & Williams, with opportunities available to the fellow for legal training, professional development and social participation that are open to associates at the firm.
Length of Fellowship Program: Two year program (March 2018−April 2020)
Location: Offices of Hunton & Williams LLP, New York office (MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (252 W. 37th Street, Suite 1500), Legal Aid Society of New York (199 Water Street)
Reporting: Assigned to Hunton & Williams Litigation Team, reporting to a Litigation Team partner
Compensation: Salary competitive with the entry level for legal aid and public interest staff attorneys; school loan repayment program; benefits comparable with those afforded to Hunton & Williams’ associates
Interested applicants should apply online and upload a resume, include a law school transcript, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and desire to pursue a career in public interest law, and a list of at least three references. Admission to the New York bar and prior experience representing immigration clients is required. Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15. Interviews will be scheduled in February in the offices of Hunton & Williams, New York. EEO/drug-free workplace/E-Verify participant/Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.
Job #18-0014 (If you wish to submit an application, this number will be necessary for your online submission.)
If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact Elizabeth Sarquez, Lawyer Recruiting and Development Administrator.
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