A Better Balance is a legal advocacy organization that is a national leader in the movement to reshape laws and policies to fit the needs of today’s workforce. ABB’s mission is to promote equality and expand choices for men and women at all income levels so they may care for their families without sacrificing their economic security. ABB works on the national and local level employing a wide range of strategies – legislative advocacy, litigation, grassroots organizing, research and public education -- to promote flexible workplace policies, end discrimination against caregivers and support family caregiving. We are the “go to” legal organization on a variety of issues that affect families, including stopping pregnancy/caregiver discrimination, supporting breastfeeding workers, providing paid sick and family leave, and ending abusive scheduling practices. We have drafted laws at the Federal level and around the country on many of these issues and were leaders on the ground in two recent successful campaigns in New York City: guaranteeing earned sick time to millions of workers in New York City and passing the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which ensures that pregnant women are not pushed out of their jobs when they need a modest accommodation to stay healthy.
The ABB Southern Office is based in Nashville, TN and focuses on the issues affecting working families in the Southeast US, where poverty rates for women and families are among the highest in the country and where legal protections are often scarce.
The ABB Southern Office is recruiting rising third-year law students, judicial clerks, and recent law school graduates interested in applying for an externally funded public interest fellowship starting in September 2015. The fellow would be based in Nashville, TN. Potential projects could focus on: public education and enforcement of existing legal protections for working families in the Southeast, expanding laws and policies to be more family-friendly, and focusing on particular industries or populations with uniquely Southern issues affecting working families.
How to Apply
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please e-mail a resume, brief cover letter, a short writing sample, and two references to: egedmark@abetterbalance.
ABB is an equal opportunity employer.