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ProfileVolunteer Law Clerk The students gain invaluable hands-on legal experience by working on complex and diverse projects with Federal Civil Rights Litigation (FCRL) attorneys. Participants with an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license have the opportunity to work on a case from its inception. Under the supervision of an experienced attorney, 711 attorneys gain valuable hands-on experience answering complaints, drafting and answering written discovery, conducting motion practice, taking and defending depositions, preparing pretrial orders, engaging in settlement negotiations, and trying cases. Students and volunteers attend client interviews, participate in trial preparation, attend scene visits, and draft and orally argue substantive motions. Will participate in negotiations and Client advising meetings, conduct research and analysis to draft dispositive motions on constitutional or procedural issues of law, and - utilizing an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license - appear on behalf of the City in Court or before Administrative Tribunals. Law students are considered.
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City of Chicago Department of Law
30 N. La Salle - 1640
Chicago, IL 60602