Working on community-centered litigation, Bertha Justice Partners are field-building legal experts who work with communities and movements in support of social justice.
Training emerging social justice and movement lawyers through two-year Fellowships hosted by Bertha Justice Partners.
Building a vibrant global network of new and experienced social justice and movement lawyers, empowered by collaboration, exchange and solidarity.
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*For security reasons, not all Fellows are included
Bertha Justice Fellows are early-career lawyers passionate about social justice. They receive practical training from experienced professionals while working on groundbreaking litigation, investigations, legal research and advocacy. Integral to the Fellow’s experience is working alongside communities and movements. Overall the Fellows develop essential skills, knowledge and networks that can be sustained beyond their Fellowship term.
At any one time, Bertha is funding around 80 Fellowships at 20 partner organizations spanning 19 countries. We have 279 Bertha Justice Alumnx and 77 Fellows to date, all featured on the interactive map above. This brings us to a total of 356 Bertha Justice Fellows and Alumnx across the Bertha Justice Network. Our aim is to train 1000 social justice and movement lawyers over the next 10 years.
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Image credits (in order of appearance): courtesy of Shaima al-Shawa, Thulani Nkos, Salween Youth Network, Center for Constitutional Rights, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, courtesy of Aisya Humaida, Centerlaw / Yan Tambong, Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Masyarakat / Albert Wirya, Involved Design (Infographics). Collage: courtesy of Shaima al-Shawa, Ryan Brand, Umair Ahmed, Pueblo Wiwa / Memory School, Ziphokazi Sisilana, Legal Advisory and Information Centre / Sizwe Nkosi, Center for Constitutional Rights, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales, A.C., Salween Youth Network, Center for Constitutional Rights, Edward Molopi.