Wage Justice Center

Los Angeles, CA

This is the 2021 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

Legal Fellows at the Wage Justice Center will work on litigation and judgment enforcement strategies to combat the epidemic of wage-theft faced by immigrant workers in California. Our cases consist of both traditional wage-and-hour litigation and the innovative use of commercial debtor-creditor law and corporations law to unwind corporate fraud, enforce wage judgments and dismantle schemes used by businesses to evade liability for wages. We work closely with community and labor organizations seeking to improve working conditions in a variety of low-wage industries.

Assignments will incorporate an interplay of litigation and public records investigations and non-litigation strategies. The Peggy Browning Fellow will receive training on civil litigation, corporate law, judgment enforcement and bankruptcy. Fellows will gain exposure to multiple facets of litigation, including drafting pleadings, client interaction, strategy formulation and implementation, legal research, discovery and shadowing attorneys in court or deposition, dependent on case requirements at the time of the fellowship.

WJC will work with fellows to arrange for remote work for the summer if WJC is operating remotely or with remote options at that time.

Spanish, Korean or Mandarin language capacity strongly preferred.

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

Address cover letter to:

Ana Cisnerso Alvarez, Executive Director & Legal Director
The Wage Justice Center
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010