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Law Student - Government in Jamaica, NY **

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Company name

The New York City Law Department

Organization Type


Job Type

Law Student


Jamaica, NY

Date Last Verified

Jan 22,2018

Posted on

Dec 19,2017

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Law Student The candidate will encompasses work of varying degrees of difficulty and responsibility performed under supervision of the Chief of the Division, higher level staff and/or attorneys which may include : Performing legal research, as well as database and site searches. Will be working with attorneys and paralegals to gather discovery and evidence needed for court. Assisting attorneys and paralegals with document review, assembling documents for court, coding and privilege logs. Preparing documents, including correspondence, motions, subpoenas, responsive papers, pleadings, and memorandums. Assisting with document organization and production related to investigations, and/or trials. Perform field work which may include filing of legal documents and retrieval of documents from courts and agencies throughout the City. Under strict supervision, law students may also: Interview witnesses, clients, victims, and/or law enforcement personnel; review, evaluate and handle a limited caseload; and may appear in court to present matters. Performing routine administrative duties when necessary including: photocopying, data entry, reserving conference rooms, and managing attorneys' calendars. Some of the physical activities performed and environmental conditions experienced include lifting and carrying files and boxes; climbing stairs; traveling throughout the City on all types of public transportation, and /or walking in all kinds of weather, often carrying files. Must have a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and completion of one year evening law school study, or completion of one semester of day law school study or completion of twenty law school credits and current matriculation and attendance at an accredited law school. Excellent computer skills is preferred. Proficiency in the MS Office Suite, including to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is preferred. Proficiency in Lexis Advance is a plus. Must currently be enrolled in law school as a matriculated part time second, third or rising fourth year student.

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Job ID: 275861. Send writing samples, a list of references and an unofficial transcript.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The New York City Law Department
89-17 Sutphin Boulevard
4th Floor
Jamaica, NY 11435