Job Details

Law Clerk 2021 **

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Mar 30, 2021

Valid Through

Jul 13, 2021

Posted on

Feb 04, 2021

Location

Plattsburgh, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Law Clerk 2021
The law clerk will gain experience in interacting with clients; researching and writing both court documents and client correspondence; attending court appearances, administrative hearings, or other meetings, and exposure to a law firm environment. Will be placed in the Housing/Generalist Project. Will assist the Housing attorneys and intake staff to provide housing representation. Interview clients and witnesses, investigate claims and defenses, advocate with officials and county departments, draft responsive pleadings and affirmative defenses, and assist in trial preparation and presentation. Work on eviction defenses, warranty of habitability cases, and administrative advocacy to secure housing-related public benefits, including ongoing and emergency cash assistance and eligibility for HUD subsidies. May be asked to assist staff in other practices of law as needed. Commitment to providing legal services to the poor is needed. Excellent research and writing skills are required. Prior relevant experience in legal services to the poor, especially law school clinical experience, and ability to speak Spanish is a plus. Must be willing to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Additional info

Send a cover letter, resume, list of references, and writing sample.

Company info

Robert R. Romaker
Managing Attorney
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.
55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

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