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Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program
An essential component of The Florida Bar Foundation’s mission is to promote service to the public by members of the legal profession by making public service an integral component of the law school experience. The Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program offers 10 Florida law students the opportunity to gain valuable legal service experience at a Florida non-profit legal service organization for an 11-week full-time paid summer fellowship. Fellowship stipends are paid to the host organization and distributed to the fellow according to regular employment practices. The organization and the summer fellow are matched using the preferences outlined by each in their application.
The purpose of this fellowship is:
- To involve fellowship recipients in the provision of high-quality, significant civil legal assistance to low-income Floridians, the indigent, and the working poor in critical areas of need.
- To provide an in-depth educational experience in representing low-income Floridians and working with individual clients and client groups in civil matters.
- To increase law student interest in and awareness of the legal problems of low-income Floridians, and the challenges and satisfaction of representing those who need it most.
- To promote commitment to pro bono representation of low-income Floridians.
Monetary stipends for students who have finished their first year of law school (rising 2Ls) are $6,650 and stipends for students who have finished their 2nd year of law school (rising 3Ls) are $8,450.
2018 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Program