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Law Clerk Spring 2022 **

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Public Interest

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Law Student

Date Last Verified

Jan 03, 2022

Valid Through

Apr 18, 2022

Posted on

Nov 10, 2021


Oakland, CA, United States

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Law Clerk, Spring 2022
Clerk will bring skills and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these diverse populations adeptly in the context of domestic violence and appellate litigation.
Duties: Assisting with an active pipeline of case referrals, including completing an initial case analysis, which involves analyzing the trial court record and the legal issues in the case and making a preliminary recommendation on whether FVAP should accept the case for appeal. Conducting legal research and writing. Assisting FVAP’s work with pro bono co-counsel to file appellate and amicus curiae briefs. Analyzing and presenting social science literature in the field of domestic violence. Assist with updating FVAP’s written materials and trainings. Contributing to FVAP’s work to achieve its organizational mission. Assisting with some administrative tasks as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Completion of at least one year of law school (including Civil Procedure) at an accredited university. Excellent communication and writing skills. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong understanding of issues specifically facing clients in crisis and low?income clients. Ability to adapt to and work in a fast-paced environment and complete time-sensitive assignments thoroughly and on time. Legal research skills. Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, domestic violence law and/or family law strongly preferred, either through course work or work experience or other experience.
Strongly Preferred Qualifications and Experience: Experience with trial or appellate court documents and procedure. Experience working directly with clients in crisis. Litigation or appellate experience. Completion of a course in Evidence. Experience with writing legal concepts in plain language for non-lawyers.
Schedule: 16 hours per week.

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Company info

Arati Vasan
Senior Managing Attorney
Family Violence Appellate Project
1814 Franklin Street,
Suite 805
Oakland, CA 94612

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