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ProfileSummer Internship The student will serve as Family Law Unit Intern. Will have extensive client contact, draft petitions and motions, attend court proceedings and trainings throughout the summer. Assist petitioners with orders of protection through the Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP) in Family Court, and work on a variety of matters on their supervising attorney(s) docket including contested and uncontested divorces, custody and visitation, spousal and child support and immigration matters under the Violence Against Women Act. Will interview potential clients about issues to be resolved, screen out domestic violence cases through clients’ interviews, observe, take notes and write a summary of mediation sessions and conduct outreach to community based organizations about the project. In addition, students assist clients prepare statements of net worth and gather financial information, draft agreements mediated by the parties at Group, work on an uncontested divorce for a party who mediated their agreement at Group, as well as research and write a guide on issues such as equitable distribution, support, custody/visitation and domestic violence to be used by consulting attorneys. A full-time commitment of 10 weeks (usually commencing the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending early August) is required. In addition to handling substantive work at the Group, interns will have the opportunity to participate in comprehensive training that covers the breadth of civil legal services practice in New York City, as well as a series of brown bag lunches on fellowships, clerkships and other topics of interest, and social events in and around the office in lower Manhattan. Strong preference for fluent Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic speakers. Application Period: December 1 to March 31
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New York Legal Assistance Group
450 West 33rd Street
New York City, NY 10001