The Sanford Heisler Public Interest Diversity Fellowship is a one-year fellowship beginning in Fall 2015. The Fellow will work closely with the supervising attorney(s) of the Legal Aid Society- Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) and a California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) firm in all aspects of the organization’s or firm’s practice. The Fellow’s work may include direct services, litigation, public education/outreach, legal research and writing, community service, or any combination of these.
The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center seeks to protect and expand the rights of low-wage workers, utilizing an array of strategies including impact litigation, direct services, legislative advocacy and policy work. Our docket covers a wide range of law reform and impact cases in the areas of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, military and/or veteran status, domestic violence or sexual assault, disability, national origin, language, and/or citizenship along with family and medical leave, disability leaves and accommodations, wage and hour and Title IX enforcement. Our direct services work includes advice, counsel and limited representation to thousands of individuals each year on a broad range of legal issues related to employment, with a special focus on unemployment insurance benefits and wage claims. Interested individuals can find more information about LAS-ELC’s programs and projects on our website, www.las-elc.org.