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1L Scholarship

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2022 Applications are being reviewed. Decisions will be finalized by September 2022. 

Are you a diverse* student? Are you starting law school this Fall at an ABA or CA accredited law school? Do you envision working as an attorney in California, with a goal of creating a more just and representative justice system? If so, then we want to support you- the brightest ChangeLawyers of tomorrow, by eliminating the roadblocks that exist between you and success. If selected as a scholar, you will receive a $7,500 cash award scholarship and exclusive access to programming, mentorship, and on-going support.

For more information, email scholars@changelawyers.org.

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3L Scholarship

December 2022 Learn More

Are you a diverse* law student in your final year of law school? Are you committed to a career in public interest and social justice? Will you be sitting for the upcoming July 2023 California Bar Exam? Upon passing the bar exam, do you envision working as an attorney in California, with a goal of creating a more just and representative justice system?

If so, then we want to support you- the brightest ChangeLawyers of tomorrow, by eliminating the roadblocks that exist between you and success- one of them being the costs related to California Bar Exam related costs.

If selected, you will receive a $5,000 cash award scholarship and exclusive access to programming, mentorship, and on-going support.

For more information, email scholars@changelawyers.org.

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Legal Empowerment Fund

Winter 2022 Learn more

The Legal Empowerment Fund is a new funding opportunity launched by California ChangeLawyers. The Fund was created as a response to the deepening public consciousness about the importance of law on social justice issues and the need for lawyers of all backgrounds to rise to the challenges posed by the ongoing racial reckoning and the lack of equal justice under the law.

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Immigration Legal Fellowship

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Application for Fellows will be available Fall 2023

This Legal Fellowship is a two year capacity building and professional development program for recent law graduates to become deportation defense practitioners in the Central Valley and Central Coast regions. The current cohort of ten fellows are placed across 7 Host Organizations, most of which have never provided deportation defense services to their communities. This inaugural cohort started in January of 2021, and has significanly increased the number of qualified immigration attorneys defending California residents against family separation.

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Legal Aid Grants

According to California statute, ChangeLawyers distributes approximately $500K annually in grants to legal aid organizations across California to increase access to justice. There is no open RFP for these funds. ChangeLawyers is mandated to grant awards to the organizations deemed eligible by the State Bar of California's Legal Services Trust Fund Commission.

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