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The law firm of Hunton Andrews Kurth seeks qualified individuals seeking a career in public interest law for a pro bono fellowship position in our Houston office to be filled in the fall of 2024. Applicants should be motivated toward a career in public interest law and have experience working with vulnerable populations. The position will involve representing clients in a variety of family, probate, criminal record clearing, landlord/tenant and other civil law matters through Houston Volunteer Lawyers (HVL). In addition to representation, the fellow will mentor other pro bono attorneys who volunteer through HVL. The mission of HVL is to provide free civil legal services to low income people in Harris County and to promote volunteerism among lawyers. The purpose of the fellowship is to assist HVL with their caseload and clients and to promote pro bono internally at Hunton Andrews Kurth in its Houston office.
While the substantial portion of legal work will be performed for HVL, it is expected that this lawyer will be fully integrated into Hunton Andrews Kurth, with all the normal opportunities available to associates for legal training, professional development, and social participation.
Term of Employment: Two year program (September 2024 to December 2026)
Location: Offices of Hunton Andrews Kurth, Houston, Texas, and the HVL office
Reporting: Assigned to Hunton Andrews Kurth Litigation Team, reporting to a Litigation Team partner, with periodic evaluations submitted to the HVL Executive Director
Compensation: Salary compares favorably with the entry level for legal aid staff attorneys; standard Hunton Andrews Kurth associate benefits
Students graduating in the spring or summer of 2024 as well as recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Admission to the Texas State Bar by November 2024 is required. Spanish language proficiency is desirable. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2024. Interviews will be scheduled during early Spring in Houston. EEO/drug-free workplace/E-Verify participant/Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability.
Job # 003412 (If you wish to submit an application, this number will be necessary for your online submission.)
If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact Leslie Masterson, Regional Senior Manager Lawyer Recruiting, for the Houston, TX office.
If you require accommodation or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact Lindsay Monnat, Lawyer Recruiting Manager, +1 214 979 3007, and 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700, Dallas, TX 75202. When you contact Lindsay Monnat, please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. We will assist you promptly.
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