Ongoing Fellowship Opportunities

Pine Tree welcomes the opportunity to work with rising 3L law students and judicial clerks on fellowship opportunities that would allow them to support Pine Tree in providing high quality legal services to the people of Maine. Because of the level of financial support available, we are especially interested in the following fellowships:

  • Skadden Arps Fellowships: http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/
  • ABA Tax Fellowships: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/taxation/awards/psfellowship.html

We will also consider http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships when there is an opportunity for Pine Tree to secure matching funds to support its share of the EJW  fellowship costs.  Some law schools also offer fellowships for their graduates.

We have sponsored fellowship candidates on all of the following topics:

  • Holistic legal services to victims of domestic violence in rural Maine;
  • Legal work supporting economic security for low-income women in rural Maine;
  • Low-wage worker employment issues;
  • Legal needs of children/youth;
  • Legal needs of individuals with mental health challenges;
  • Legal services for Maine’s four tribal populations; and
  • Legal services related to Maine’s migrant farmworker population.

Other  legal issues/client populations that are current priorities for Pine Tree include consumer debt, veteran/military legal issues, and foreclosure.

Interested 3Ls and judicial clerks may also be interested in the  two year Coffin Fellowship for Family Law, which is sponsored by the Maine Bar Foundation and allows fellowship attorneys to handle family law cases for low-income residents of Cumberland County. More information is available at http://www.mbf.org/content/frank-m-coffin-family-law-fellowship.