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Fall 2018 Internship The candidate will join Complex and Affirmative litigation team. It handles complex affirmative and defensive trials and appeals in both state and federal court. The teamâ€™s work generally involves novel legal issues, constitutional concerns or statewide or nationwide public policy reforms. It also handles cases with large amounts of litigants, witnesses or evidence. In addition to representing the City, the Complex Team uses the powers vested in our office by Californiaâ€™s Unfair Competition Law to bring affirmative litigation on behalf of the People of the State of California to remedy unlawful, fraudulent and unfair business practices throughout the state. Intern will typically work with at least two to three attorneys, who provide ongoing professional feedback and keep interns involved as team members and part of the officeâ€™s broader attorney-client relationship with city departments, commissions and officials. Students currently enrolled in an accredited law school are eligible to participate in the City Attorneyâ€™s intern program are considered. Interns assist Deputy City Attorneys in drafting statutes and regulations, reviewing contracts, representing the City in court and before administrative agencies and advising the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and various agencies and departments of the City. Work varies depending on the team on which a student interns. When appropriate, interns are invited to Board, committee and client meetings, trials and depositions. Additionally, each season the office schedules lectures, events and tours for the interns. Events vary depending on the season and have included: a tour of Pacific Bell Park, a ride on a Fireboat, a tour of the Animal Care and Control facility, a tour of the Youth Guidance Center and an insiderâ€™s view of the courts. Each session is 10-weeks in length. Must be enrolled at an accredited law school and be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week during the spring and fall. Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in the summer. Deadline : May 25, 2018. Program length and end date: 10 weeks ending on November 2nd, 2018.
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