Don Philips, Executive Director
Connecticut Bar Foundation
31 Pratt Street
Hartford, CT 06103-1631
Hartford, CT - (September 28, 2017) The Herbert and Nell Singer Foundation and Connecticut Bar Foundation are pleased to announce the launching of the Singer Connecticut Public Service Fellowship Program. The fellowship program was established for the purpose of offering opportunities to recent law school graduates to gain practical experience working for Connecticut civil legal aid organizations which provide legal services to the under-served population of Connecticut.
Candidates are sought from a broad spectrum of backgrounds who reflect the diversity of residents of Connecticut’s cities, towns and rural communities served by the state’s legal aid providers. Fellows are expected to work on a wide range of legal issues, including but not limited to family, domestic violence, landlord-tenant, housing, education, employment, immigration, government benefits, healthcare, and elder law.
According to Jay Sandak, President of the Singer Foundation, “the goal of the program is to encourage new attorneys to go into the field of public service law in Connecticut. Our hope is that Singer Fellows will continue to practice public interest law in Connecticut upon completion of their Fellowships.”
The Singer Foundation plans to fund 3-5 Fellowships each year for the next five years. The Connecticut Bar Foundation is administering the program. Applications for 2018 Fellowships are being accepted now through December 1, 2017. For more information, please visit www.ctbarfdn.org/Singer.
The Connecticut Bar Foundation and the Singer Foundation are proud Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. We are strongly committed to providing opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental, intellectual, learning, or physical disability, or veteran status. We continually seek to attract Fellows that reflect the rich diversity of our Nation.