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Employment & Internships

The City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar, increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. Justice Center projects are focused in three areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Justice, and Access to Justice Innovations. The projects, complemented by a high-volume, free legal hotline and a pro bono program development clearinghouse, address the unmet need for civil legal services in New York City. Our model is efficient and effective: each project is developed and overseen by an experienced legal expert, coordinated by a dedicated staff member, and delivered through pro bono volunteer lawyers and community outreach.


No openings at this time.

Law Graduate Fellowships:

2015 Transactional Fellowship Opportunity

The City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project seeks to host a Transactional Fellow for the Fall of 2015.

The City Bar Justice Center increases access to justice by leveraging the resources of the New York City legal community. Drawing upon our relationship with the New York City Bar, the Justice Center provides legal assistance to those in need; mobilizes lawyers, law firms, corporate legal departments, and other legal institutions to provide pro bono legal services; educates the public on legal issues; fosters strategic relationships; and impacts public policy.

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project has been operating successfully since 2003, assisting low to moderate-income entrepreneurs who are starting up or expanding a small business in New York City. Since its inception, NELP has empowered nearly 12,000 entrepreneurs by delivering free and high quality legal services. Partnering with more than 56 law firms, 10 corporate legal departments, and over 30 community-based organizations, NELP assists its clients through community presentations, small business legal clinics, and direct pro bono representation. NELP is seeking a transactional Fellow to join its team in the fall of 2015 to increase the program’s reach and services offered and serve the ever increasing and diverse needs of NYC’s entrepreneurial community.

The Fellow will work closely with and under the supervision of the Director of the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project. The Fellow will be expected to maintain an active caseload, while working to increase the involvement of pro bono attorneys within the fellowship project and conducting community outreach and research as related to the fellowship proposal. The Fellow will be a full-time member of the City Bar Justice Center staff and as such will be eligible for all health and ancillary benefits associated with the Fellowship position. Fluency in Spanish or another foreign language is preferred.

Interested applicants should send: (a) a letter of interest, describing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the fellowship, including indication of the applicant's primary areas of interest and any projects the applicant would propose to develop during their fellowship; (b) a resume; (c) a law school transcript; (d) and a writing sample to: under the subject line “2015 NELP Transactional Fellowship”. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.


The City Bar Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Fall and Spring Internship Program:

Please send your resume and cover letter to the project director in the project you would like to intern with.

Summer Internship Program:

Summer law interns will be interviewed at the NYU Public Interest Law Fair, held every February.