CLC welcomes applicants interested in crafting proposals for fellowship projects (such as the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works, the Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship, and others) to begin in Fall 2023. CLC is interested in applicants with specific projects in mind (areas of specialization include mental health, sexual exploitation/trafficking, education, and juvenile justice) and applicants who do not have a specific project in mind but desire to work in a specialty area within CLC. Please see the timeline and requirement details below.
- Letter of Interest – In one page, please discuss why you are interested in applying for a fellowship with CLC. If applicable, describe your general project idea or the issue(s) you are most interested in addressing. Please note that a specific project idea is not required, and its absence will not necessarily impact your application negatively.
- Current resume/C.V.
- References – Please include three references, preferably individuals familiar with your performance in law school and/or related to any recent internships or places of employment.
Please submit the above materials by email to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022.
After July 8, CLC will review all submissions and will contact applicants under consideration for a phone and/or in-person interview in July. Once our decision is made, applicants will be notified in early August 2022.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current and Past Fellows
Tamar joins CLC as a Skadden Fellow, working with Phyllis Stricklan, our Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Tamar’s two-year project will enforce the rights of CLC’s LGBTQ+ clients to secure gender-affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming youth and appropriate foster placements for all LGBTQ youth. Tamar will also focus on developing and providing training to key stakeholders and coalition-building with our local partners. At Michigan, Tamar was a graduate student instructor in the Women’s Studies Department and participated in the Human Trafficking and Child Welfare Appellate Clinics. You can read more about Tamar and the Skadden Foundation Fellowship.
Rosie joins CLC as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Rosie’s two-year project will provide advocacy for our clients’ Regional Center eligibility and access to services. Rosie is a Teach for America alum with experience at the LA County Public Defender Office and Learning Rights Law Center. She enjoys film history, traveling, and playing the autoharp. Read more about Rosie and her fellowship.
In CLC4, Kaveh will be working specifically on stopping the cycle of intergenerational child welfare involvement by providing legal support to expectant and parenting youth—an opportunity made possible through a partnership with the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families. Kaveh holds M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Columbia University and worked extensively while in law school in a number of public defender and criminal defense offices and clinics. Read more about Kaveh and CLC’s partnership with the UCLA Priztker Center.
Post-Bar Certified Law Clerk Program
CLC offers a one-of-a-kind Post-Bar Law Clerk Program representing children and youth.
Under the supervision of an experienced CLC attorney, the Post-Bar Law Clerk will have the opportunity to directly represent CLC’s clients in all aspects of the clients’ dependency court proceedings. Additionally, the Law Clerk will have the option to work at the children’s court in Monterey Park or Lancaster. This is a temporary position beginning in August 2022 and ending in November 2022. Upon passage of the July 2022 California State Bar Examination and admission to the California State Bar, the Post-Bar Law Clerk will be considered for further employment with CLC.
Successful Post-Bar candidates will possess the following qualifications:
- Juris Doctor degree
- Completion of the July 2022 California State Bar Examination
- Eligibility to be certified under the California State Bar’s Practical Training of Law Students (PTLS) program. CLC will assist successful candidate in obtaining certification
- Prior experience as a CLC law clerk, working on child welfare matters, and/or trial experience helpful but not required
- Ability to effectively and respectfully communicate with children, teens, their families, and caregivers
To apply for this position, visit www.clccal.org/employment. Choose the Post-Bar Certified Law Clerk link, click Apply and sign in or create an account. There, you can upload your resume and attach a cover letter. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
CLC strives to reflect the communities we serve, and we encourage dedicated professionals with varied backgrounds and perspectives, including those with lived experience, to apply. Previous CLC Post-Bar Clerks include alumni from: