DVLC accepts applications for school-based Fellowships, as well as Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships on an ongoing basis. Fellows are vital to the functioning of our agency. Fellows must be responsible, detail-oriented, motivated individuals capable of following directions and working autonomously.

Fellows help provide direct legal services. This includes interviewing the client, acting as a liaison between the staff and the client during the screening process, and carefully preparing appropriate court documents. Spanish language proficiency is helpful. Prior to beginning work at DVLC, fellows must undergo on-site training, informing them about the dynamics of domestic violence and substantive domestic violence law and civil procedure. Fellows who are authorized to practice law in Illinois may represent clients in court proceedings.

If you are interested in applying for an fellowship, please contact the Director of Pro Bono and Training.