Dickran Tevrizian Fellowship

Los Angeles County is home to 195,000 Armenians, the largest Armenian community outside the Republic of Armenia.  NLSLA has spearheaded a unique fellowship.  The Dickran Tevrizian Fellowship honors retired U.S. District Court Judge Dickran Tevrizian for his lifetime of service to the Armenian American community.  The Judge has been a mentor for numerous Armenian lawyers in Los Angeles and helped establish the Dickran Tevrizian Fund at USC Law School that offers need-based scholarships to disadvantaged students pursuing legal education.

 

Dickran Tevrizian 2013 – 2015 Fellowship

2013 – 2015 Fellowship

Dickran Tevrizian Recruitment Reception

Please join us on April 8, 2013 for the Dickran Tevrizian Fellowship Reception at our Glendale Office.  For more information please contact fellowships@nlsla.org or (818) 291-1766.

Overview

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) created a Fellowship in which an Armenian-speaking law school graduate will focus on the legal needs of the low-income Armenian community.  The Dickran Tevrizian Fellowship honors retired U.S. District Court Judge Dickran Tevrizian for his lifetime of service to the Armenian American community.  The Judge has been a mentor for numerous Armenian lawyers in Los Angeles and established the Dickran Tevrizian Fund at USC Law School to help disadvantaged students pursue their legal education.

This is the only fellowship anywhere dedicated to serving the Armenian-speaking Americans.  Los Angeles County is home to an estimated 350,000 Armenians – the largest Armenian community outside the Republic of Armenia.

The Fellow will be housed in the NLSLA Adams Square office located in the City of Glendale.

Job Description

As an important member of NLSLA’s advocacy team, the Dickran Tevrizian Fellow works closely with advocates throughout LA County’s Armenian American community to identify legal needs of low-income Armenian Americans through research, community education and legal representation.

The Fellow fosters and strengthens relationships with community members and community-based organizations and collaborates with elected officials, bar associations and Armenian community leaders.  Work includes legal research, preparation of policy reports, community education and developing litigation strategies, including client representation and case management.

Experience and Qualifications

Applicants should be recent law school graduates or graduate by June 2013.  Applicants must possess exceptional analytic and communication skills.  The successful candidate will have a commitment to the low-income Armenian community and devotion to social justice demonstrated through academic or community service.  Proficiency in Armenian is required and applicants should be dynamic, self-motivated, and with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Compensation

NLSLA offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, commensurate with experience. The Fellowship is a two-year commitment, September 2013 – August 2015.

How to Apply

Applications should contain a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, at least one unedited and unpublished writing sample, and a law school transcript (copies are okay). Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2013.  While complete applications are preferred, letters of recommendation can be sent under separate cover as long as the applicant indicates so in his/her application.  Letters of recommendation must be received by April 25, 2013. Interested candidates should submit application materials and inquiries to fellowships@nls-la.org.  The fellow selection announcement is anticipated in early May 2013.