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ProfileLaw Clerk, Summer 2018 The law clerks perform new case intake interviews; contact clients for follow-up through interviews and telephone calls; perform fact gathering; and present new cases at weekly Case Acceptance meetings. Will prepare opening case memos; draft correspondence, pleadings, and motions. Assist in drafting manuals, samples, and educational presentations to support pro bono attorneys working on PLC cases. Prepare cases for placement. Research legal issues; prepare client education materials; and assist in conducting presentations to clients. Will work with the AIDS Legal Assistance Project and Medical Legal Partnerships (MLP): Health and Probate Law. Interns assist indigent persons encountered in medical settings with general civil matters, particularly including current issues under the Affordable Care Act, estate planning, discrimination on the basis of disability, wrongful disclosure of private facts and benefits issues. Also attend Family Resource Center Clinics and CHOC Children's clinics which are held in medical centers to address the legal needs of low-income individuals so that they can focus on their health and getting well. First, second, or third year (part-time) law students will be considered. Must have demonstrated commitment to serving low-income or disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities. Excellent research and writing skills are needed. Should have sensitivity and ability to work with victims of domestic violence and other sensitive populations. Spanish-speaking a plus.
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Public Law Center
601 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701