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Law Student - Government in New York City, NY **

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Company name

The New York City Law Department

Organization Type


Job Type

Law Student


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Jan 31,2018

Posted on

Jan 03,2018

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Law Student The candidate will be performing work of varying degrees of difficulty and responsibility performed under supervision of the Chief of the Division, higher level staff and/or attorneys. Will be performing legal research, as well as database and site searches. Working with attorneys and paralegals to gather discovery and evidence needed for court. Assisting attorneys and paralegals with document review, assembling documents for court, coding and privilege logs. Preparing documents, including correspondence, motions, subpoenas, responsive papers, pleadings, and memorandums. Assisting with document organization and production related to investigations, and/or trials. Perform field work which may include filing of legal documents and retrieval of documents from courts and agencies throughout the City. Under strict supervision, law students may also: Interview witnesses, clients, victims, and/or law enforcement personnel; review, evaluate and handle a limited caseload; and may appear in court to present matters. Performing routine administrative duties when necessary including: photocopying, data entry, reserving conference rooms, and managing attorneys' calendars.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and completion of one year evening law school study, or completion of one semester of day law school study or completion of twenty law school credits and current matriculation and attendance at an accredited law school. Excellent interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills preferred. Excellent research skills desired. Excellent computer skills plus. Proficiency in the MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is preferred. Proficiency in Lexis Advance is a plus.

Additional info

Job ID: 275861. Send writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York City, NY 10007