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Law Student - Public Interest in Philadelphia, PA **

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Company name

Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


Philadelphia, PA

Date Last Verified

Feb 01,2018

Posted on

Jan 25,2018

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Legal Internship—Summer 2018 Duties: Working with clients and legal services to manage a full caseload: Assessing the legal merits of cases and analyzing potential conflicts of interest by interviewing clients and gathering documents. Counseling and preparing clients for the civil legal process and the professional responsibilities surrounding the attorney-client relationship. Working with private attorney volunteers to assist with case management: Guiding volunteer attorneys with substantive, ethical, or procedural legal questions. Helping volunteers to manage VIP cases by asking for status updates and identifying potential problems and challenges with the representation. Observing court proceedings, and meeting judges and court staff. Attending pro bono practice group meetings at firms and the Bar Association. Cultivating volunteer attorney relationships to grow our pro bono practice capacity: Assisting with and attending attorney CLEs, trainings, clinics, and other outreach events. Offering pro bono opportunities to attorneys who have signed up to volunteer with VIP. Participating in programs to engage and honor VIP stakeholders in firms, corporations, associations, legal services agencies, and courts. Developing practical skills in writing, research, and case management technology: Researching legal issues to support volunteers and staff. Updating volunteer guides and writing client letters that involve legal analysis. Using leading technology in all aspects of work with cases, clients, and volunteers Candidates who can demonstrate the following will be strongly considered: Interest or experience working with volunteer attorneys and low-income clients.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be enrolled in law school or possess a JD Degree. Prior volunteer work and/or volunteer management experience. Strong oral and written communication skills, Spanish fluency a plus.
Deadline: February 16, 2018

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
1500 Walnut Street
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19102