The Social Justice Fellowship at Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho: Fellow to Serve in 2022-23

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho is accepting applications for the Social Justice Fellowship at Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho (GBDH) in Oakland, California.

The Fellowship offers a recent graduate the opportunity to litigate plaintiffs’ complex class action cases.  GBDH is one of the oldest and most successful plaintiffs’ public interest class action law firms in the country.  GBDH represents individuals against large companies in complex, class and collective action lawsuits in the areas of employee rights, disability access, voting rights, and consumer protection. The firm is located in Oakland, California and has a national practice, litigating cases in federal and state courts throughout the country.

GBDH has long been recognized as one of the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country.  As early as 1992, the National Law Journal (“A National Who’s Who of the Top Lawyers in Employment Litigation”) called the firm “In a league of their own on the plaintiffs’ side, handling the largest class actions nationwide.”  More recently, The Recorder, in San Francisco, listed all of the firm’s partners as among the “top attorneys” in employment law in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Every year since 2004, GBDH partners have been named “Northern California Super Lawyers” by their peers, in recognition of their outstanding legal achievements and high ethical standards.

GBDH is led by women and people of color and is committed to furthering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Fellowship Terms and Qualifications

The Fellowship is for a one-year term, beginning in fall of 2022.  The salary starts at $75,000 per year depending on experience, plus benefits.  Fellows may be eligible for discretionary year-end bonus.  Additionally, fellows may be eligible for their school’s loan forgiveness programs.

The Fellowship is open to recent law school graduates who are currently in a judicial clerkship or public interest job.  Judicial clerkship and current California bar membership highly preferred.  Current 3Ls may also be considered.

GBDH’s goal is to identify a graduate with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and with the background, interests and skills to make a meaningful contribution to the firm.  Applicants must also possess exceptional analytical and writing skills, creativity, and the ability to work independently and to undertake significant responsibility from the outset of the Fellowship.

Application Process

Applications consist of:

1.  A cover letter, no longer than 2 pages, discussing the applicant’s commitment to civil rights and social justice and their long-term goals;

2.  A copy of the applicant’s law school transcript;

3.  A legal writing sample, 5-10 pages in length;

4.  A current resume; and

5.  A list of 3 references, one of which must be a law school professor or an employer in the legal field; include the name, relationship and contact information for each reference.


Position open until filled.  Applications may be submitted by mail or email to the address below:

Kristal Moseley
Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
155 Grand Avenue, Suite 900
Oakland, CA  94612
(510) 763-9800

Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho is an equal opportunity employer.