Job Details

Summer Clerkship **

Company name

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Jun 06,2019

Valid Through

Sep 19,2019

Posted on

Feb 07,2019

Location

Lihue, HI, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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??2019 Summer Clerkship
Summer Law Clerks is assigned to an office, unit or project where they conduct legal research, draft pleadings, meet with clients and, when possible, represent clients at administrative hearings. Summer law clerks are expected to work full-time for approximately 10-12 weeks beginning in late May or early June. Often have the opportunity participate in ongoing representation side by side with their supervising attorneys. May interview and counsel clients, draft pleadings, prepare discovery, assist in teaching “clinics” and, in some cases, may even represent clients in Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Department of Human Services, Social Security Administration and/or Child Support Enforcement Agency administrative proceedings. Develop, format, and revise written materials and court forms which assist clients with common legal and economic problems. Must have skills in research and writing are often utilized for research projects. Past projects include drafting memoranda for ongoing litigation, the creation of a housing law manual, researching and assessing current legal and social issues affecting children nationwide and in investigating payday lenders and their effects on the low-income population and creating and revising our Consumer Law Manual and Public Benefits Manual. Summer Law Clerks attend a 3 day poverty law training plus training specific to their project or practice areas.

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Company info

Sergio Alcubilla
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
924 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813