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SF La Raza Lawyers Association & BALIF LGBT 2014 Summer Fellowship

Friday, March 28, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship for the Summer of 2014

Please provide copies of the enclosed application and the following guidelines to interested students. The SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship is designed to provide financial assistance to law students working with Bay Area community - based legal service providers to enhance the delivery of legal services to the Latino Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community. Fellowships will be awarded in areas where there is a substantial LGBT population in need of legal services. Priority will be given to fellowship applicants who meet at least one of the following objectives:

  • Projects to develop or expand legal services in the areas affecting the LGBT community, especially in the Latino community.
  • Projects that develop materials and training to educate the LGBT community about its legal rights and to facilitate its access to the justice system and the courts.
  • Projects that provide training, referral, recruitment and mentoring to law students.

Creative projects consistent with although not specifically included within these guidelines will be considered.


The Bay Area Latino Lawyers Fund and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom will jointly award one fellowship, named the SFLRLA & BALIF LGBT Public Interest Law Fellowship, to a law student to fund summer employment in 2014.The amount of the fellowship will depend on the individual's financial need and grant funding available, up to $5,000.


Law students should submit the enclosed application form and required supporting materials. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they have secured a summer internship.

All applications and supporting materials must be sent via email as a single .pdf document to :

Jackie Shull-González at


Yesenia Santacruz at

Application deadline: Round 2 - April 25, 2014

ROUND 2: Applications are due via email by April 25, 2014. Personal interviews will be conducted during April and May, 2014. Disbursement of the fellowship funding will occur when the grants are awarded in May or June 2014, and grant recipient will be recognized at the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association's Annual Scholarship Reception in July or August 2014.

QUESTIONS Please contact

Jackie Shull-González at


Yesenia Santacruz at:

Here is a link to the application: Application Form


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