WHO WE ARE: For over 50 years, CCLS has been representing and advocating for low-income individuals in Merced, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings Counties—a region where intense poverty exists side by side with unparalleled wealth and abundance. Our mission is to provide high quality, no-cost civil legal services to low income individuals, families, and communities—improving the wellbeing of our Valley through systems-changing advocacy, client education, and legal work that meets individual clients’ immediate needs. We also work closely with agencies and community organizations that share our commitment to support our clients in being their own agents of change.
ADVANCE & EMPOWER
Each summer CCLS selects at least two law students to join our family and be a part of our mission to advance justice and empower people. Our 10-week fellowship includes an award of $5,000 in addition to hands-on legal experience, training, and networking opportunities. The selected fellows will gain invaluable experience on the frontlines of the fight against injustice and inequality.
Position: CCLS 2021 Summer Fellow
Experience: All Law Students Welcome
Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Fresno Office (Virtual Fellowship until further notice)
Program Dates: Monday, June 7 through Friday, August 13, 2021 (10 Weeks)
Fellowship Award: $5,000.00
CCLS is an equal opportunity employer: we value equity, inclusion, and diversity, across all races, cultures, classes, ages, religions, gender identities and presentations, sexual orientations, body sizes, family structures, abilities, and all categories protected by law. We encourage all interested individuals to apply. This is position is subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.