ATJ TECH FELLOWS HOST ORGANIZATIONS
Fellows spend their summer working on a variety of innovative initiatives and projects at one of our host legal services organizations during the summer. Learn more about each of the fellowship positions below.
Michigan Legal Help Program
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Michigan Legal Help Program works with judges, courts, lawyers, bar associations, nonprofit legal aid agencies, legal self-help centers, libraries and many others to promote coordinated and quality assistance for persons representing themselves in civil legal matters in Michigan.
Legal Services State Support
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
About: Legal Services State Support's mission is to improve access to justice for all Minnesotans. State Support's unique role is to provide information, connections, and tools for the public and for advocates, and to support the civil legal aid programs who share our mission.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
About: JusticeHub.tools is a social network & hub aimed to aid in the identification, prevention, mitigation and solving of justice issues that affect our communities.
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
About: Helping the people of Hawai‘i meet their legal needs since 1950. As the state’s oldest and largest non-profit, public interest law firm with offices statewide; Legal Aid helps ensure justice and fairness for all by providing civil legal aid to the most vulnerable in our society.
MONTANA LEGAL SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Location: Helena, Montana
About: Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is a law firm that empowers low-income people by providing legal information, advice, and other services free of charge. MLSA works both on individual cases and under a systemic approach to help low-income people escape domestic violence, keep their housing, preserve their public benefits, protect their finances, and more.
Northwest Justice Project
Location: Seattle, Washington
About: Northwest Justice Project mission is to secure justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities. As a dynamic statewide law firm, we pursue our mission through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.
Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
About: The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to:
- Empowering its constituencies, especially those in need
- Providing visionary and effective leadership
- Serving the public interest by improving access to civil legal assistance
- Promoting and modeling diversity and inclusiveness
- Advocating for justice for those in need
- Advancing collaboration and building consensus among providers of legal services for the common good
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
Location: Orlando, Florida
About: Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is an non-profit law firm striving to remove barriers to justice by empowering vulnerable communities through legal advocacy. As the primary provider of free legal aid for residents in Central Florida, we help individuals obtain the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, health care, safety, and education.
New Mexico Legal Aid
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
About: New Mexico Legal Aid (NMLA) provides high quality advocacy and legal representation to eligible and low income individuals and families to help them help themselves towards safer, more stable and healthier futures.
Kansas LEGAL SERVICES
Location: Topeka, Kansas
About: Kansas Legal Services (KLS) celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2017 as a state-wide legal services provider for the poor. The KLS mission is to provide equal access to justice for those without the ability to pay. We accomplish this through direct legal and mediation services and an increasing online presence.
Location: Brooklyn, New York
About: Upsolve is a technology company that helps low-income Americans get a fresh financial start through bankruptcy. Upsolve walks users through each step of the bankruptcy process, makes it easy for people to fill out Chapter 7 bankruptcy paperwork on their own and for attorneys to review this paperwork before people file it unrepresented at their local Bankruptcy Courts.
VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT OF THE BOSTON BAR ASSOCIATION
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
About: The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys. With your help, VLP makes access to justice possible for people who cannot afford a lawyer.
Pro Bono Net
Location: Manhattan, New York
About: Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit, founded in 1999, dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged. Through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice networks, Pro Bono Net transforms the way legal help reaches those in need.
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA LEGAL SERVICES
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
About: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services' mission is to seek justice for low-income people in Louisiana by enforcing and defending their legal rights through civil legal aid, advocacy and community education.
LEGAL SERVICES OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
About: Legal Services of Northern Virginia was established in 1980 and for the past 37 years has been providing legal services in Northern Virginia. Our mission is to promote justice for a better community by providing civil legal assistance to those facing the loss of a critical need.
NASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES
Location: New York, New York
About: Nassau Suffolk Law Services (NSLS) is dedicated to providing equal access to basic human rights and services through provision of high quality legal representation, public information and community advocacy training to ensure that low income, disabled and disadvantaged individuals have equal access to the civil justice system on Long Island.
LEGAL SERVICES LAW LINE OF VERMONT
Location: Burlington, Vermont
About: Legal Services Law Line of Vermont provides legal assistance to thousands of low-income and vulnerable Vermonters statewide. We run Vermont Law Help, an integrated web site and legal help hotline. We also run the Vermont Volunteer Lawyers Project, and support statewide programs to assist seniors and crime victims.
VIRGINIA POVERTY LAW CENTER
Location: Richmond, Virginia
About: Established in 1978 to advocate on behalf of low-income Virginians on poverty issues of statewide importance, Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is the only statewide organization providing training to local Legal Aid program staff, private bar attorneys, and low-income clients, relating exclusively to the legal rights of Virginia’s poor.
PINE TREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Location: Bangor, Maine
About: Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are upheld, while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice faced by Mainers with low incomes. To achieve our mission, we provide free civil legal assistance in cases where it can make a difference in one’s ability to meet one’s basic human needs or in enforcing one’s basic human rights, including access to housing, food, income, safety, education, and healthcare.
Legal Services of north florida
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
About: Legal Services of North Florida (LSNF) is one of seven legal services organizations in Florida funded primarily by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is a private, not-for-profit Corporation created by an Act of Congress to ensure low-income people have equal access to the courts nationwide.
LEGAL SERVICES NYC (JUSTFIX NYC)
Location: Manhattan, New York
About: Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. LSNYC is the largest civil legal services provider in the country. Our neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs help more than 80,000 New Yorkers annually.
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
About: The Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS) has represented Atlanta's poor in civil legal cases since 1924. Our work helps our clients deal with some of life's most basic needs -- a safe home, enough food to eat, a decent education, protection against fraud, and personal safety.