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Fall Law Clerk **

Company name

Disability Rights California

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Sep 02,2019

Valid Through

Dec 16,2019

Posted on

Jan 02,2019


San Diego, CA, United States

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Fall Law Clerk
The candidate will carry a diverse workload that will help develop traditional legal skills, as well as skills beneficial to working with clientele in a legal services environment. Will also gain substantive knowledge regarding the systems and laws that affect the lives of individuals with disabilities. Interview clients and consumers. Provide information on self-advocacy. Conduct legal research and produce legal writing. Represent clients in mediations and at administrative hearings. Provide assistance to people with psychiatric disabilities who are incarcerated in psychiatric institutions, to ensure the enforcement of their federal, state, constitutional and statutory rights. Assist clients in filing charges of discrimination with U.S. Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Investigate serious, systemic and potentially life-threatening abuse and neglect in state and private facilities serving people with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Conduct trainings on the law. Take part in multi-cultural outreach. Preference is given to work study, volunteer and clinical/externship students. Clerks work approximately 12 weeks per term. During the school year, clerks are expected to work a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week.

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Ann Menasche
Law Clerk coordinator
Disability Rights California
1111 Sixth Ave.,
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

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