Wage Justice Center

Los Angeles, CA

This is the 2019 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This fellowship has been awarded to Sandy Garcia from University of California, Davis School of Law.

Legal Fellows at the Wage Justice Center will work on litigation combatting the epidemic of wage-theft faced by immigrant workers in California. We handle a large volume of active litigation, involving both direct services and impact litigation. Our cases consist of both traditional wage-and-hour litigation and the innovative use of commercial debtor-creditor law and corporation’s law to unwind corporate fraud, enforce wage judgments and attack schemes use by businesses to evade liability for wage claims. We work closely with community and labor organizations seeking to improve working conditions in a variety of low-wage industries.

The Peggy Browning Fellow at the Wage Justice Center will delve into three to five cases very deeply, while also staffing parts of many other cases.  Assignments will incorporate an interplay of litigation and public records investigations. The Fellow will receive training on civil litigation, corporate law, judgment enforcement and bankruptcy.  Work entails all facets of litigation including drafting pleadings, client interaction, strategy formulation (and implementation), legal research, discovery and shadowing attorneys inc ourt or deposition as available.

Spanish, Korean or Mandarin language capacity strongly preferred.

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

Address cover letter to:

Renee Amador, Executive Director
The Wage Justice Center
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010