FAIR Fellowship


The Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion and Resources (FAIR) is accepting applications for its ninth annual FAIR Fellowship which will enable a new attorney to work full-time for nine months at (1) Legal Aid at Work and (2) six months at a law practice affiliated with the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), an organization of more than 1200 workers’ rights advocates throughout California.  FAIR will fund a Fellow with salary and benefits during the first nine months the fellow is working at Legal Aid at Work. The applicant will then be matched with a CELA affiliated firm for the last six months and be paid a salary and benefits by that entity.

Applicants must have superior academic qualifications, be members of the California Bar (or anticipating becoming members by fall 2022), be committed to a career in social justice, and have 0-3 years of legal experience. Preference will be given to applicants with diverse backgrounds, demonstrated interest in employment law, clinical and/or pro bono and social justice interests, and plans to practice in California. Foreign language abilities and judicial clerkships/externships are also valued.

The extended deadline for submitting ALL application materials is Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Any materials not received by Tuesday, November 30, 2021 will be disregarded. Award decision will be made by December 17, 2021.

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