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ProfileSummer Law Clerk The intern will join Labor division. Participants research and prepare legal memos on issues involving state and federal labor and employment laws. Also assist with the investigating and defending of charges filed at the administrative level in employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. In doing so, participants gain knowledge and experience in a broad range of employment-related issues, including compliance with the ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. Participants assist Labor attorneys in all aspects of preparing for discipline hearings and labor arbitrations, including preparing witnesses and assisting with discovery. Participants with an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license also have the opportunity to second chair grievance arbitration hearings and disciplinary proceedings before the Police Board and the Human Resources Board. Under the supervision of attorneys in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Group, participants are immersed in electronic discovery issues, tracking and responding to preservation requests received by the City, and issuing legal holds on electronic public records. Participants with an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license advise Client Departments regarding electronic discovery issues and FOIA issues. Act as counsel for the City regarding FOIA appeals filed with the Attorney General’s office. Locate documents, prepare responses to subpoenas, argue motions to quash subpoenas, and motions to show cause for failure to produce. Additionally, participants prosecute violations of the Municipal Code in different forums, including the Traffic Unit and the Branch Courts, where they conduct plea negotiations and try cases. Note : Law students volunteer full-time for a minimum of 10- weeks with a flexible start date during the summer months. Deadline : March 1.
Send Cover Letter; Resume; Law School Transcript (official or unofficial) and One writing sample.
City of Chicago Department of Law
30 N. La Salle - 1640
Chicago, IL 60602