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The Roxana Cannon Arsht Law Fellowship is named in honor of Adrienne Arsht’s remarkable mother, The Hon. Roxana Cannon Arsht. Adrienne Arsht established the fellowship at DC Volunteer Lawyers Project to honor her mother’s groundbreaking achievements as Delaware’s fifth female lawyer and the first female judge appointed in Delaware.
The Arsht Law Fellows provide a much-needed voice in court for our clients while growing their interviewing, research, and litigation skills. To date, Arsht Law Fellows have helped over 100 victims and children in DC Superior Court. The Arsht Law Fellowship not only helps victims and children achieve safety and stability, it helps women lawyers rebuild their careers and return to the workforce.
After a training period featuring a live mock trial, fellows will provide direct representation to DCVLP clients in DC Superior Court.
This fellowship is a full-time, one-year position.
Our fellows receive extensive litigation training before representing a client. Fellows typically litigate between 25-35 protection order cases during their tenure. Fellows will also represent domestic violence survivors in family law cases, which may involve discovery, motions and trial preparation. In addition, Fellows will advocate for the best interests of children living with abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and worse as court-appointed Guardians ad litem.