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Disability Law Fellowship

Disability Law Fellowship

Agency Description

Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC), a nonprofit legal advocacy organization, is North Carolina’s Protection & Advocacy agency and the leader in advancing the legal rights of people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, statewide. Our advocates are dedicated to ensuring that disabled people have the supports they may need to live independently in the community, free from abuse, discrimination and neglect, with equality of opportunity. We engage in a range of advocacy strategies, including individual and impact litigation.

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Disability Law Fellowship

Funding from a private foundation supports a Disability Law Fellowship, created in 2015, to increase opportunities for emerging attorneys to develop their talent in advancing disability rights. DRNC is seeking exceptional attorneys with 0-3 years’ experience and strong commitment to our mission, to begin a 2-year legal fellowship commencing fall 2021.

Eligible candidates will be licensed to practice law in North Carolina or must sit for the next NC Bar exam. The Fellowship is a full-time opportunity at DRNC, paid at a rate and with benefits commensurate with other staff attorneys.

To apply, please send a detailed letter of interest explaining your qualifications and interest in the Disability Law Fellowship, resume, and writing sample to: nick.lett@disabilityrightsnc.org.

We strongly encourage individuals who have previously developed a relevant fellowship or project proposal to include it with their application materials.

Applications received by November 2, 2020 will received priority consideration. A decision will be made by mid-December and applicants will be notified.

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