The South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) seeks candidates for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship beginning in September 2021.
ProBAR currently seeks candidates interested in pursuing an Equal Justice Works Fellowship focused on a new program to serve the immigration legal services needs of individuals in the Rio Grande Valley community who are facing removal proceedings without the ability to pay for legal representation. Currently the need for these services exceeds the pro bono resources in their community and the development of this program will expand access to counsel for many low income individuals at risk of deportation.
The fellow will have opportunities to develop skills through direct representation of detained and non-detained clients while also collaborating with other staff members to develop appropriate educational activities and outreach strategies.
A Fellowship at ProBAR is an opportunity to gain a unique perspective on U.S. immigration law and policy from the frontlines while practicing law alongside a team of dedicated professionals.
The Fellowship opportunity would run from September 2021 to September 2023.
Founded in 1989 as a project of the American Bar Association, the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) empowers immigrants through high-quality legal education, representation, and connections to services. ProBAR serves immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley border region with a particular focus on the legal needs of adults and unaccompanied children in federal custody.
- JD anticipated by May 2021, recent law graduate, or experienced attorney seeking their first position in public interest work.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice. Prior volunteer or work experience regarding immigration or community-based outreach preferred.
- Oral and written fluency in English and advanced proficiency in Spanish required.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and one paragraph statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for consideration. Priority will be given to candidates who submit materials prior to August 17.