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Giving Back And Helping Others 

1000Attorneys.com is committed to supporting many community organizations throughout Southern California and nationwide. 1000Attorneys.com has a long and proud history of community involvement with charitable causes. Leading by example, the firm sponsors the following opportunities in hopes to encourage similar minded students to give back to their communities after completing their education.

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. The 1000Attorneys.com 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

Remote Internships

The 1000Attorneys.com 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 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 Scholarships

The 1000Attorneys.com Professional Responsibility Scholarship is a program that seeks to nurture the academic and professional careers of outstanding students. The scholarship is open to students who have been accepted to an undergraduate degree program on a full-time basis in the following majors: math, engineering, science, sociology, economics, linguistics, and history.

 

Additionally, the student must have an outstanding or promising academic record; demonstrated community service and leadership qualities; a financial need; and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. The 1000Attorneys.com Professional Responsibility Scholarship grants THREE scholarships of $1,500 to new or currently enrolled students.

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible to apply?


Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Student must be a senior in high school or a first or second-year college/trade school student;
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • An interest in diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated community service and leadership qualities




When is the application deadline?


The governing committee has approved scholarships until 2025, the following are the deadlines for each academic year.

  • July 31, 2021 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • July 31, 2022 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • July 31, 2023 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • July 31, 2024 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • July 31, 2025 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time




When is the recommendation deadline?


July 31, 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, 2021/22/23/24/25
  • Application & Recommendation Deadline: July 31, 2021/22/23/24/25
  • Scholarship Recipients Notified: November 15, 2021/22/23/24/25
  • Scholarship Checks Issued: December 1st, 2021/22/23/24/25




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 $1,500 will be awarded to incoming first year students and current students.
  • The scholarship may be applied to tuition, fees, books, and supplies.
  • Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.
  • The scholarship will be disbursed in 12 monthly payments of $125.00




Is this scholarship renewable?


No




Which school should I list on my letter 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 your documents in PDF format ONLY.
  • 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, zip) 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.




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


You must enroll in an undergraduate program 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.com 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 using your email address of choice. We take your privacy very seriously, we will never ask for sensitive information such as bank account number or social security number.




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?


  • Students must submit an essay between 700-1,000 words and/or a 1-2 minute video describing themselves and their aspirations of going to college. Graphic and creative presentations are welcomed.
  • Students should describe why they are pursuing a higher education, what obstacles they have had to overcome, the lessons learned from those experiences, and most importantly, describe any prior community involvement and/or their intentions for the same after graduation.
  • Students must send an unofficial copy of their high school and/or college transcripts.
  • A letter of recommendation for scholarship by someone who is in a position of authority that can give attestation to your capacity to be granted the scholarship.
  • Please send all documents in PDF format via email to: info@1000attorneys.com