MLSA sponsors an AmeriCorps Legal Fellows program for law school graduates committed to expanding access to justice. This program is funded in part by Equal Justice Works. In addition to providing services to clients, fellows also conduct outreach and recruit attorneys and law students to provide services pro bono. Each fellow serves a term of approximately one year, which may be renewable for a second year. Fellows receive an AmeriCorps living allowance and a supplement, and are also eligible to receive an education award upon successful completion of the term of service. If you would rather learn about one of MLSA's other AmeriCorps programs, please click the appropriate link: MLSA AmeriCorps VISTA Project or AmeriCorps State Justice for Montanans Project.
Currently, an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows serves with MLSA on a Veterans and Medical-Legal Partnership project.
Each year, MLSA evaluates the fellows' projects and MLSA's needs and, in conjunction with national AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works staff, tailors new projects for any incoming fellows. MLSA typically recruits for fellows in the spring. If we are currently accepting applications, we will provide a link to an application and any other relevant information here.
|Jessica Millward serves with MLSA providing services to veterans, clients with public benefits issues, and clients referred through MLSA's medical-legal partnership with RiverStone Health. Originally from Mohnton, Pennsylvania, Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Trinity College, Hartford, majoring in both Political Science and English with a concentration in literature. During law school at American University, she served as Executive Chair of Washington College of Law’s Equal Justice Foundation and spent her summers clerking at The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Serving her second year as a fellow, Jessica provides direct services to clients and develops written materials and resources to support MLSA's projects relating to veterans, public benefits and medical-legal partnerships. Jessica is excited to live in Montana for the first time.|
If you have questions about MLSA's Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellows program, please contact Elaine Dahl at email@example.com or 406-442-9830 x 138.