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Our community outreach offers education assistance, internships and volunteer opportunities for law students. These efforts connect our organization’s ideas and practices to the public. The program is rooted in three guiding principles: enhancing relationships and engagement, enriching knowledge-gathering, and promoting multiculturalism.

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Volunteers

We are looking for  volunteers to run a publication about issues that affect our community. The right candidate will have a good sense of what makes an interesting angle to a story. This volunteer opportunity will improve key writing skills that will be very important both in school and as a professional attorney. Writing for our publication also utilizes research skills, which are also heavily used by legal professionals.

 

Volunteers may show samples of their work to employers in order to demonstrate their writing ability during the hiring process.

 

You will plan, coordinate, execute and edit content. The successful candidate will be able to decide which ideas should be pursued  and which should get dropped in order to meet quality and accuracy standards. The goal is to provide exceptional, informative and engaging content.

Volunteers are responsible for:

  • Coordinate online publishing cycle and manage content areas.

  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations.

  • Suggest stories and generate headline ideas in alignment with the needs of the community.

  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors.

  • Write, proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to: info@1000attorneys.com

Internships

The Advocacy Program serves as intake point of contact that connects people with resources, referrals, or direct legal services. The Advocacy Program also provides limited research and guidance on legal matters to low income people who need assistance. 

Interns who work in the AP program will have a unique, hands-on opportunity to assist people with who post a request on our PRO BONO HUB FORUM. Participants will interview prospective clients and provide reference material and/or information about free legal resources. 

Interns are responsible for:

  1. Managing a reasonable case load of intakes from inception through completion.

  2. Contacting prospective clients and conducting intakes.

  3. Interviewing callers and using person-forward language.

  4. Utilizing analytical skills to identify key issues and managing intakes.

  5. Maintaining regular communication with AP Coordinator and Director.

  6. Ensuring that call backs are returned within a reasonable amount of time.

  7. Drafting intake notes.

  8. Potential opportunities to participate in community outreach events.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: info@1000attorneys.com

Professional Responsibility Scholarship

The 1000Attorneys Professional Responsibility Scholarship is a program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding law students. The scholarship is open to students who have: been accepted to an ABA-accredited law school on a full-time basis; an outstanding or promising academic record; an interest in corporate law; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. The 1000Attorneys Professional Responsibility Scholarship grants scholarships of $4,800 to students for their first year of law school.

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible to apply?


Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Proof of acceptance into an ABA-accredited U.S. law school for a full-time Juris Doctorate Program (Fall 2021) (NOTE: part-time students, and students pursuing dual degree programs are ineligible)
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • 2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form (NOTE: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students with an issued social security number must submit a completed FAFSA form. DACA students who were not issued a social security number must provide proof of DACA status in lieu of the FAFSA form.)
  • An interest in diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated community service and leadership qualities




When is the application deadline?


June 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time




When is the recommendation deadline?


June 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time




Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?


You should submit your request as early as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the recommendation to be submitted prior to the deadline.




What is the projected Program timeline?


  • Application Opens: March 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Recommendation Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Scholarship Recipients Notified: November 2021
  • Scholarship Checks Issued: December 2021




What are the selection criteria?


An independent selection committee will evaluate the Complete applications and select recipients considering:

  • Financial need
  • Community involvement
  • Essay content
  • Academic achievements and records

Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.




What are the details of the award?


  • The scholarship of $4,800 will be awarded to incoming first year law students.
  • The scholarship may be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load at ABA‐accredited U.S. law schools.
  • Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.
  • The scholarship will be disbursed in 12 monthly payments of $400.00




Is this scholarship renewable?


No




Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?


You should list your first-choice school on the application. You can change your school choice anytime prior to the application period. If selected as a recipient, you will be asked to confirm your final school choice. If your school changes after the acceptance period, you will be able to update this information.




What is the difference between Official and Unofficial Transcripts?


Official transcripts must be obtained through your high school administration office, or your college registrar office. These transcripts are normally printed on official letterhead and/or state that they are official. Transcripts may contain or require a signature. Note: Your official transcript may come to you in a sealed envelope, stating it will become unofficial if opened. When scanning or copying your official transcripts, a watermark may appear noting they are now unofficial. Despite any watermarks or sealed envelopes, you may open the envelope if needed to upload the document. These documents will still be considered official for our purposes. Acceptable file types are: .pdf, .tif, .png, .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp and .xps. When scanning or copying, you do not need to include a copy of the sealed envelope. Unofficial transcripts may be accessed through your school’s online student portal. These pages must still be converted to one of the acceptable file formats. There are free tools available that will allow you to save various documents (including web pages) as a PDF. Unofficial transcripts must contain your name and the school name and contact information.




What are the DOs and DON’Ts of uploading documents to my application?


DO:

  • Upload one of the accepted file types.
  • Only upload the requested and required documents.
  • Black out any Social Security numbers on the documents you are uploading. This is not required, but highly advised.
DON’T:
  • Upload a Microsoft Word® document (.doc, .docx) or any other format we don’t accept.
  • Upload more than the requested documentation.
  • Assume your documents are correct and accepted once you have uploaded them.
  • Upload a document stating you are mailing your documents.
  • Assume the required document does not pertain to you. If the application states the document is required, your application will remain incomplete if you do not provide that document.
  • Password protect your uploaded documents. Password protected documents will be rejected.




How and when will I receive notification?


You will receive a notification from admin@1000attorneys.com. You should add this email addresse to your “safe senders list” to ensure notifications are not sent to your spam or junk folder. Refer to the Program timeline listed above for more specific information. Typically, deadline reminders are sent two (2) and one (1) week prior to the application deadline. While you can opt out of notifications, this is not advised. It is your responsibility as the applicant to ensure your application is Complete. If you opt out of notifications, you will not receive deadline reminders or selection results. Your information is never sold to any third party. The only emails you will receive from ISTS are directly related to your application and, possibly, other scholarship opportunities.




What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?


You must enroll in a law school full-time in the fall of the year in which the scholarship is awarded, continue the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by scholarship sponsor, deliver your scholarship check(s) to the proper office at your institution, and notify 1000Attorneys should your check not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.




How and when are checks issued?


Payments will be issued by the 1st day of every month starting January 1st 2022 via ZELLE or automatic Bank deposit.




Are scholarships taxable?


In the United States, scholarship funds used exclusively for the payment of tuition or textbooks are normally not taxable. The scholarship recipient is responsible for taxes, if any, that may be assessed against his or her scholarship award. We recommend consulting your tax advisor for more guidance.




Who do I contact if I have other questions?


For additional information regarding the scholarship program click here.




How to Apply?


To complete this application:

  • Complete all the required fields on the application.
  • Upload all required documents.
  • Request all required supplement forms.