The law firm of Hunton Andrews Kurth 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. The firm intends to fully integrate the fellow into Hunton Andrews Kurth, 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 (September 2022 - December 2024)
Location: Offices of Hunton Andrews Kurth 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 Andrews Kurth Litigation Team, reporting to office pro bono chair.
Compensation: Salary comparable to legal aid and public interest staff attorneys; school loan repayment program; benefits comparable with those afforded to Hunton Andrews Kurth’s 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 professional references. Admission to the New York bar and prior experience representing immigration clients is required. Spanish language proficiency is required. Applications shouldbe submitted no later than February 18. We currently anticipate that interviews will be scheduled during February/March 2022. EEO/drug-free workplace/E-Verify participant/Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.
Job # 002916 (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 for New York.
If you require accommodation or assistance applying, please contact Heidi Leathers, Regional Senior Manager of Lawyer Recruiting & Development, 214.871.4672, and 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700, Dallas, TX 75202-2799. When you contact Heidi Leathers, please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. We will assist you promptly.
At Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP we believe that the practice of law is a service to society. More than 1,800 lawyers and professional staff worldwide are dedicated to the firm’s core values of integrity, quality, hard work, service, economic reward and collegiality. We recruit lawyers and professional staff from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and we value the diversity they bring to the firm. In addition to providing unique professional development opportunities, Hunton Andrews Kurth offers creative work/life programs designed to meet today’s challenges. Pro bono service is strongly encouraged, and our lawyers play an active role within their communities. If you relish challenge, opportunities for professional growth, and the rewarding experience that comes from working at a first-rate law firm, consider Hunton Andrews Kurth.
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