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ProfileLaw Clerk, Summer 2018 The law clerks perform new case intake interviews; contact clients for follow-up through interviews and telephone calls; perform fact gathering; and present new cases at weekly Case Acceptance meetings. Will prepare opening case memos; draft correspondence, pleadings, and motions. Assist in drafting manuals, samples, and educational presentations to support pro bono attorneys working on PLC cases. Prepare cases for placement. Research legal issues; prepare client education materials; and assist in conducting presentations to clients. Will work with the Consumer Law project. Interns assist with consumer matters, including debt collection (harassment and defense), bankruptcy, predatory lending, student loans, homeownership disputes (including mobile homes), various types of frauds and scams, and identity theft. Assist with courthouse-based clinics where individuals are provided brief counsel and advice. There will be at least a partial focus on elder justice, assisting individuals over the age of 60 who are abused, neglected or exploited. First, second, or third year (part-time) law students will be considered. Must have demonstrated commitment to serving low-income or disadvantaged individuals, families, and communities. Excellent research and writing skills are needed. Should have sensitivity and ability to work with victims of domestic violence and other sensitive populations. Fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese is preferred.
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Public Law Center
601 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701