Bush Gottlieb

Los Angeles Area (Glendale), CA

This is the fellowship description for 2019.

In 1970, young lawyers active in the student civil rights and anti-war movement founded the firm in downtown Los Angeles, determined to dedicate their practice of law to advance the cause of working people.  Through the ensuing decades, the firm's expertise has evolved with the needs of its union and trust fund clients, and remains true to its original purpose of supporting progressive social movements.

As part of our overall commitment to workers' rights and the labor movement, we want to provide the opportunity for students to engage in important and meaningful work which will ideally spur further interest and dedication to workers' rights in the next generation. It is an ideal opportunity for our clients to meet and work with future leaders of the labor movement, and for the Fellow to meet important members of the labor community.  The Fellow will have opportunities to work with a variety of attorneys, but will be assigned primarily to supporting the Trust Practice group, ensuring health and pension benefits for hundreds of workers.

The Peggy Browning Fellow will assist with a major case in Federal District Court, Central District of California enforcing employer obligations under various collective bargaining agreements. The summer fellow will assist with law and motion practice, discovery and preparation before the trial, will be involved in document review, and will also have a chance to attend any hearings or settlement discussions. In addition, the fellow will assist with general advice and counsel work to trust funds, compliance issues, and general support of our trust fund practice.     

The firm regularly purchases tables at local fundraisers for foundations and organzations dedicated to workers' and human rights, and other progressive causes.  The fellow will be invited to attend these events where they will be introduced to attorneys and other individuals involved in social activism. The Fellow will also be included in our weekly attorney meetings where all attorneys discuss ongoing cases and legal issues faced by our clients.  The Fellow will also be invited to attend client workshops, and welcome to all seminars or local conferences attended by our attorneys.  

The stipend for this ten-week fellowship will be $1,444/week.

Address cover letter to:

Erica Deutsch, Esq., Partner
Bush Gottlieb
801 N. Brand Boulevard, Suite 950
Glendale, CA 91203