Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project - FLAP

Proyecto de Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros
Chicago, IL

This is the 2022 fellowship description for this mentor organization.This position has been filled.

The mission of the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) - Proyecto de Ayuda para Trabajadores del Campo y Jardineros - mission is to improve working conditions and opportunities for low-income workers and their households in these industries: cannery, farms, greenhouse, landscaping, meat, nursery, packinghouse, poultry, restaurants, and snow plowing.

The organization carries out its mission through advocacy, community outreach and education, litigation, community legal education, information and referrals, partnering with other organizations to fight human labor trafficking, preventing family separations by helping immigrants secure dual citizenship for their children and facilitating access to cash transfers to very low-income populations. FLAP provides these services free of charge and without regard to immigration status.

Assignments of the Peggy Browning Fellow will be supporting litigation 50% of the time, Advocacy 20% of the time and community outreach and education the other 30% building potential cases for litigation. During COVID-19 all FLAP staff is working remotely, once it is safe to return to FLAP’s office the expectation is to work onsite.

Duties will include:

  • 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
  • Compile databases
  • Maintain client files
  • Calculate damages
  • Doing Know your Rights presentations daily.  Because of the pandemic, they are usually done on line using Facebook Live and ZOOM and there is a possibility that few of them will be done at the Mexican Consulate offices in Chicago, churches and other non-profit organizations in 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 $7,000.

Address cover letter to:

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

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