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Law Student - Public Interest in Amsterdam, NY **

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Company name

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Location

USA Amsterdam, NY

Date Last Verified

Jun 19,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

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Housing/Generalist Intern– Fall 2018 The Intern will assist the Housing attorneys and intake staff to provide housing representation in the Amsterdam office. Will interview clients and witnesses, investigate claims and defenses, advocate with officials and county departments, draft responsive pleadings and affirmative defenses, and assist in trial preparation and presentation. Will work on eviction defenses, warranty of habitability cases, and administrative advocacy to secure housing-related public benefits, including ongoing and emergency cash assistance and eligibility for HUD subsidies. May be asked to assist staff in other practices of law as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Current law student or recent graduate. Commitment to providing legal services to the poor. Excellent research and writing skills. Ability to work well under stress and time pressure. Prior relevant experience in legal services to the poor, especially law school clinical experience, and ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
Schedule: 20 hours per week
Deadline: June 30, 2018

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Company info

Robert R. Romaker
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York.
170 Riverfront Center
Amsterdam, NY 12010