Job Details

Summer Law Student Internship **

Company name

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Location

Grand Island, NE

Date Last Verified

Jan 30,2018

Posted on

Jan 28,2018
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Summer Law Student Internship The intern will help provide legal services and access to justice to low-income populations. Under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys, law students have the opportunity to: conduct client interviews; obtain discovery and other evidence; assist attorneys in preparing for hearings and trials; write briefs and other legal memoranda; draft documents and legal pleadings, assist self-represented litigants; conduct community education and outreach presentations; draft educational materials for low-income individuals; learn about the court system in Nebraska including observing court proceedings; and work on impact issues. Law students who are senior certified have the opportunity to represent clients in court proceedings under the supervision of an attorney as set forth in the Nebraska Supreme Court rules. Will work as a Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow. Will assist attorneys in conducting outreach and providing education to local partners and agencies serving domestic violence victims; assist attorneys in conducting client intake and client interviews, conducting legal research, drafting pleadings, and preparing for and attending court hearings; and observe protection order proceedings in courts in various rural counties and record the positives and challenges of the process and report that information to staff in order to assess and identify ways to address challenges. This position provides a $5,000 stipend. Should be a law student with a strong commitment to public interest legal advocacy. Students are expected to work 40 hours a week for 8-10 weeks.

Additional info

Submit cover letter with resume and a writing sample.

Company info

Erin Cihal
Director
Legal Aid of Nebraska
102 E. 3rd St
Suite 202
North Platte, NE 68701

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