The Georgia Resource Center hosts law students, and on occasion, undergraduate students, during the academic year and summer. We are also seeking to sponsor a legal fellow to begin in the fall of 2021. See below for more details on these opportunities.
The Georgia Resource Center (GRC) invites third-year law students and recent graduates to apply for a sponsorship opportunity, such as Equal Justice Works or other public interest fellowships, to work with us as a Legal Fellow to begin in the Fall of 2021.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conduct legal research and analysis and develop theories to support litigation.
- Draft legal memoranda, pleadings, affidavits, motions, and briefs.
- Interview witnesses.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- J.D. or expected to receive a J.D by the spring of 2021.
- Excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct complex legal analysis and fact-finding.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work independently as well as within a team.
- Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative, manage a variety of tasks, and see projects through to completion.
- Demonstrated commitment to indigent defense and a sensitivity to the influence of racial bias on the criminal legal system.
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to be considered for a sponsorship opportunity, please submit by email to email@example.com, referencing “2021 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship” in the subject line:
- a letter of interest (your letter may, but is not required to, include a description of a project proposal)
- current resume
- legal writing sample
- names and telephone numbers of three references
During our 10-week summer program, law students will directly assist GRC staff in all aspects of its work, including visiting clients, interviewing witnesses, compiling life histories, and conducting legal research and writing. Interns often have the opportunity to attend court proceedings, such as state court evidentiary hearings and oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. We seek highly-motivated, creative, and team-oriented students committed to indigent defense and the dignity of all people. Previous experience working with people who have been incarcerated or individuals with mental health issues is a plus.
Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references. Applications for summer 2021 internships will be accepted until February 12, 2021, but interns will be hired on a rolling basis beginning in September 2020. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.