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Law Student - Government in San Francisco, CA **

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San Francisco City Attorney's Office

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Law Student


USA San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Dec 06,2018

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Dec 05,2018

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Summer 2019 Program Intern work closely with deputy city attorneys who are designated mentors on a meaningful (yet manageable) caseload. Each team also has an internship coordinator, who works to ensure that program participants benefit from their assignments, team and client interactions, and have full access to resources like the city’s law library and electronic research materials. Interns 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 office’s broader attorney-client relationship with city departments, commissions and officials. Depending on their assignments, interns can take part in client meetings with department staff and elected officials; trials, court hearings, and depositions; public meetings and closed sessions with city commissions and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; and even press conferences related to the office’s work. City Attorney interns also benefit from events, tours and lectures that the office schedules for interns every season. Intern work for legal team : complex & affirmative litigation – Handles complex affirmative and defensive trials and appeals in both state and federal court. The team’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 California’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. San Francisco is one of only a few city attorney’s offices in the state with that authority. This team also participates in the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, a partnership between the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and Yale Law School that pairs law students with lawyers across the office who are working on complex affirmative litigation matters. Applications due: Monday, December 10th, 2018. Orientation (mandatory): Monday, June 3rd, 2019. Program length and end date: June 3rd, 2019 through August 9th, 2019.

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Hiring Coordinator
San Francisco City Attorney's Office
City Hall, Room 234
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102