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ProfileSpring Term 2019 Term Internship Students will: Gain first hand knowledge of the way the legal system addresses the unique needs of LGBTQ individuals. Gain invaluable experience on the front line of the LGBTQ rights movement. Represent individuals in cases that may impact LGBTQ rights in Pennsylvania. Help line handles approximately five hundred calls from LGBTQ individuals, most of whom are low-income. Under their direction, perform legal research and writing work related to the direct legal services that we provide, including legal research and writing, public education and outreach, and policy reform efforts. Interact directly with LGBTQ clients, gathering information about their circumstances and the relevant law, to help evaluate whether and how Center can address their legal needs. Respond to requests for information and referrals, conduct legal research, draft legal documents on behalf of clients, assist attorneys in case preparation, and develop public education materials. Actively involved in identifying and advocating for policies that can positively affect the rights of LGBTQ individuals, and our law student interns often have opportunities to research existing and new policy initiatives and evaluate the effects of current policy. Assistance is critical to the ability of legal services program to manage the volume of intakes and cases that comprise caseload Work directly with clients, analyze and identify legal issues, apply existing laws to unique situations, devise creative solutions to issues where the law is silent, and prepare transactional documents and legal pleadings. Gain familiarity with the unique ways that the legal system addresses the specific needs of the LGBTQ community. Law students are welcome. Deadline: November 15
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21 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107