Fellowship Summer Program (Florentino Garza & CalBar)
Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino is proud to offer two summer fellowship opportunities, namely the Florentino Garza Fellowship and the CalBar Fellowship. The Florentino Garza Fellowship is named after the late Attorney Florentino Garza, who dedicated his life to promoting justice and providing mentorship to underprivileged individuals. This fellowship is awarded to law students who are passionate about pursuing a career in public interest law and provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the legal services industry.
We encourage all eligible candidates to complete and submit their fellowship applications the dates below. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to enhance your legal skills and make a difference in the lives of those in need!
Applications due by: CLOSED (or until filled)
Start Date: June 6, 2023
Period: 10 Weeks
The deadline for submission of applications is CLOSED or until filled. However, it is imperative to note that the application process may close earlier than the deadline if all positions have been filled.
The Florentino Garza and CalBar Fellowship can be combined with other funding, but depending on the selection committee’s discretion, this might change the maximum award amount offered. Do you agree to give us immediate notice if you are awarded another fellowship/summer funding?
I hereby attest that the information provided in this form, as well as any accompanying documents, is accurate, comprehensive, and truthful to the best of my knowledge. I have thoroughly reviewed the Fellowship Description and acknowledge my commitment to fulfill all duties and meet all requirements of the Fellowship, which may include, but are not limited to:
I acknowledge and comprehend that any additional summer funding received may result in a decrease of the fellowship amount or render me ineligible, depending on the total amount of external funding received. I further agree to promptly notify LASSB within one business day upon receiving notice of any other summer funding, and disclose the amount and source of the funding received.
I understand that I will be subject to the direct supervision of LASSB while performing this Fellowship. Additionally, I commit to working the equivalent of 10 full-time weeks this summer and will promptly inform LASSB if I am unable to complete the Fellowship for any reason.
Moreover, I agree to submit a digital photograph of myself to LASSB immediately upon acceptance of the fellowship, and permit the use of my photo and work description in LASSB’s publicity and outreach materials related to the Fellowship.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to apply for the Florentino Garza and CalBar Fellowships! Your application must be complete and include the following attachments:
(1) Education/Work Experience: Be sure to attach your resume and highlight your relevant experiences.
(2) Personal References: If your resume does not already include them, provide the names, titles/positions, addresses, and phone numbers of at least two references who can vouch for your background, work or volunteer experience, and skillset.
(3) Personal Statement: This is your chance to shine! In a brief and dynamic personal statement (no more than two double-spaced, typewritten pages), convey your excitement and interest in pursuing these Fellowships. Make sure to cover how your unique experience (personal background, education, and/or work) aligns with the goals of the Fellowships, and describe the nature of the exciting work you plan to undertake if awarded the Fellowships (including any potential impact on rural or racial justice issues). Also, share your current career aspirations and demonstrate how the summer project will propel you towards achieving them. This is an opportunity to showcase your passion and potential in public interest law, so make it count!
Education/Work Experience: Please attach your resume
Personal References: If not included on your resume, please provide the names, title/position, addresses, and phone numbers of at least two references that are familiar with your background, work or volunteer history, and skills.
Get ready to showcase your passion and potential with a brief, exciting Personal Statement (no more than two double-spaced, typewritten pages) that describes your eagerness to pursue the Florentino Garza and CalBar Fellowships. This is your chance to showcase how your unique experience (personal background, education, and/or work) aligns with the goals of the Fellowships, and highlight the exciting nature of the work you intend to undertake if awarded the Fellowships. Be sure to share your current career objectives and demonstrate how the summer project will help you progress towards achieving them. This is an incredible opportunity to share your vision and enthusiasm for public interest law with the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, so don’t hold back!