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Public Interest Fellowships

Company name

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Feb 12,2019

Valid Through

May 28,2019

Posted on

Feb 11,2019

Location

Charlotte, NC, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Public Interest Fellowships
Fellows will work with staff attorneys on routine cases, handle administrative cases as the primary advocate under the supervision of an attorney, and participate in significant client advocacy projects in the areas of government benefits, health care access, consumer protection, immigration law, veterans’ benefits, tax, and other practice areas. Help Attorneys Represent Clients. Assist attorneys as directed on specific cases, including interviewing clients and witnesses; collecting, evaluating and preparing evidence for presentation; performing legal research; drafting pleadings, briefs and other legal documents; consistent with standards for representation. Fellows are generally assigned to one attorney supervisor and work primarily with that attorney on routine cases such as eviction defense, public assistance and social insurance eligibility, protection from domestic violence and predatory lending. Fellows have the opportunity for extensive client contact, participate in all stages of case development, and accompany the staff attorneys to court hearings. Represent Clients. If licensed by the NC Bar, provide direct representation to clients in the same manner as staff attorneys. Handle Administrative Cases. As primary advocate under attorney supervision, handle limited number of administrative cases such as Unemployment Insurance appeals, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid disability appeals, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamp or other administrative cases; attend to cases on a timely basis; keep clients notified of progress on cases; maintain case files in accordance with program policy; maintain tickler system, prepare periodic case reports as required; close cases promptly upon completion of representation. Will be primarily responsible for at least one administrative hearing and generally will handle between two and five hearings during the summer. Although opportunities are presented to watch one or two hearings and close attorney supervision is provided, will actually make the presentation of cases. Participate in Significant Client Advocacy Projects. Under the supervision of a staff attorney, participate in significant client advocacy project such as major litigation, community education, outreach, and other non-case related program activities. May participate in a major advocacy project to permit them to see how broad problems affecting many individuals can be addressed through the legal process.

Additional info

Send (1) a detailed letter describing interest in and prior experience with low income people, interest in LSSP and qualifications for or interest in any particular LSSP program or activity; (2) a resume or other description of academic qualifications (a transcript is not required); (3) a writing sample; (4) the names and telephone numbers of 2 references; and (5) any other information.

Company info

Kenneth Schorr
Executive Director
Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy
1431 Elisabeth Avenue,
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-376-1600
Fax: 704-376-8627

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