Employment Opportunities

We would love for you to join our team! Please see below for available employment opportunities.

Legal Council for Health Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, elderly, LGBTQ, and veterans are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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Legal Council for Health Justice sponsors law students and current judicial clerks for fellowships funded by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, the Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging, and other fellowship programs (including those funded directly by law schools). Fellows work closely with our attorneys and legal advocates.  Fellows will carry their own caseloads and gain valuable experience in providing legal assistance. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work on policy and systemic advocacy work with our legal team.

Legal Council considers its own resources and how fellowship applications fit in with our mission and legal expertise. In the past, we have tried to ensure that fellows will have an opportunity to join Legal Council after their fellowships have ended. Thus, we will discuss future plans for Fellow applicants.

We encourage applications from all interested persons, particularly those with diverse backgrounds and experiences based on race, ethnicity, cultural identity, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, sexual identity, age, disabilities, Veteran status, socioeconomics, and proficiency in languages other than English.

Applying to become a Fellow:

Law students finishing their second year of law school, recent law school graduates, and those with judicial clerkships are invited to apply to us to sponsor their fellowships. We will ask to see the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing your interest and experience in public interest and poverty law and any ideas you might have for a fellowship proposal
  • A legal writing sample
  • Law school transcript
  • Contact information for three (3) references

Interested applicants are encouraged to consult with us if they have an idea for a fellowship proposal. Please reach out to Caroline Chapman, Director of Advocacy at cchapman@legalcouncil.org.


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