Rothner, Segall & Greenstone

Los Angeles area (Pasadena), CA

This is the 2020 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, a Southern California law firm, represents public and private sector labor unions and individual plaintiffs in labor and employment-related matters, as well as labor-management trust funds. Our cases typically involve the prosecution and defense of claims arising out of collective bargaining agreements, the National Labor Relations Act, various public sector bargaining statutes, the California Labor Code, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other statutes guaranteeing labor and employment rights to employees.

The Peggy Browning Fellow can expect to meet our union client representatives, learn about and participate in organizing campaigns we are involved in (including the SEIU-sponsored “Fight for 15” movement), and meet grievants in arbitration cases.
During the summer, the Fellow will be invited to any client events, fundraisers, or related labor/employment events hosted by the National Lawyers Guild or the LCC in the area. We will also endeavor tohave the Fellow attend any job actions in which our clients are involved.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Demonstrated interest or experience in the labor movement or other social justice organizations is preferred but not required. While our firm will give special consideration to second-year law students and students who have taken labor or employment law are preferred, the position is also open to first-year law students.

The fellowship stipend for the total ten-week commitment will be up to $12,500, depending on experience.

In addition to the Peggy Browning application requirements (cover letter, completed application form, essays, and resume), please also include a writing sample and transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

Please submit the application package to:

Daniel B. Rojas, Associate
Rothner, Segall & Greenstone
510 S. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101