Wednesday, August 08, 2012

ACLU-PA Philadelphia office seeks fellows for civil rights litigation

The ACLU of PA is looking for a couple of lawyers – young, old or “in transition”, as they say – willing to work FOR FREE at least half time in the ACLU’s Philadelphia office. The remuneration consists of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, popsicles, and eloquent recommendation letters, plus great camaraderie and exciting work on civil rights cases ranging from First Amendment to Fourteenth Amendment and everything in between.

Recent fellows have participated in trials, preliminary injunction hearings, Third Circuit briefing and arguments, and discovery, to name a few things.  Fellows are expected to manage their cases in consultation with the staff attorney. It is, in short, excellent experience and will provide you with great war stories for years to come. It’s also a great springboard to other work – our fellows find good jobs, which is why we need more now!

We need a commitment of at least 2-3 months for fellows.

The ACLU-PA also needs lawyers for less time-intensive work, especially experienced lawyers to help supervise intake and inquisitive types to help with monitoring the Philly police under our stop-and-frisk consent decree.

If you are interested, please send a resume to (and a writing sample, if you're applying for a fellowship) along with a cover letter or email explaining your availability and interest.

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