Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project

Ayuda para Trabajadores
Chicago, IL

This is the 2020 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

The mission of the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) - Proyecto de Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros -  is to improve working conditions for migrant and seasonal workers in Illinois, including low-income farmworkers, nursery workers, greenhouse workers, landscapers, snow plowing workers, packinghouse workers, cannery workers, restaurant workers and meat and poultry workers and their households.

FLAP carries out this mission through through outreach, litigation, community legal education, community education, information and referrals and partnering with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking.

Assignments of the Peggy Browning Fellow will include:

  • Support litigation
  • Conduct legal research
  • Compose memoranda
  • Draft complaints and other pleadings, discovery, and settlement agreements
  • Investigate and analyze legal claims, gather facts from clients, answer clients' substantive and procedural questions
  • Provide courtroom support
  • Compile databases
  • Maintain client files
  • Calculate damages
  • Observe in Court
  • Doing Know your Rights presentations at least 3 days per week.  They are usually done at the Mexican Consulate offices in Chicago, churches and other non-profit organizations in Northern Illinois.

For this position, preference will be given to those who speak Spanish. Applicants must answer the following questions in their cover letter:  

  • When can you start and when will be your end date? You must be able to complete the full 10 weeks of the fellowship.
     
  • Will you have a second job?  If so, please explain. (We have to check any conflict of interest)
     
  • Do you speak Spanish?

The total ten-week stipend for this fellowship will be $6,000.

Address cover letter to:

Alexandra Sossa, Executive Director
Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project
33 N. LaSalle #900
Chicago, IL 60602

Additional information available at FLAP's website at:  http://www.flapillinois.org or visit all major social media channels @flapillinois

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