University of Denver

Law Fellow/Staff Attorney Core Competencies

This document was used as part of the "What Core Competencies Do Entry Level Lawyers Need?" session at the 2nd Annual Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Conference, entitled Connecting the Academy and the Profession. Created by Public Advocates for its own professional development objectives, it outlines a list of core competencies that law schools and attorneys may find helpful for understanding the tiers in an attorney's career path and development.

Public Advocates Inc. is a nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination by strengthening community voices in public policy and achieving tangible legal victories advancing education, housing, and transit equity.