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Law Student - Government in New York City, NY **

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Company name

The New York City Law Department

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Law Student

Location

USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Mar 07,2018

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Law Student The candidate encompasses work of varying degrees of difficulty and responsibility performed under supervision of the Deputy Borough Chief and/or attorneys and the paralegal supervisor which may include: Under direct supervision of an attorney, may handle a limited child support caseload and appear in court to present matters. Review and evaluate child support cases to prepare correspondence with the initiating states. Work collaboratively with the assigned attorneys to gather discovery and evidence needed to proceed in court. Interview local custodial parents and prepare the necessary paperwork to send to the state of residence of the non-custodial parent. Maintain contact with the responding state and the local parent until completion of the case. Perform legal research. Enter the cases into internal case creation database. Perform routine administrative duties when necessary including: photocopying, answering telephones, and managing calendars of attorneys. Some of the physical activities performed and environmental conditions experienced include lifting and carrying boxes and files; climbing stairs; traveling throughout the City on all types of public transportation, and/or walking in all kinds of weather, often carrying files. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and completion of 1+ year evening law school study, or completion of one semester of day law school or completion of twenty law school credits and current matriculation and attendance at an accredited law school. Maximum tenure in this position is five years or upon graduation from law school, whichever is sooner; employment is conditional upon continuance as a student for a degree in law. Proficiency in LexisNexis, Microsoft Word and Excel is a must. Must currently be enrolled in law school as a matriculated second, third or rising fourth year student. Interested applicants that have already graduated or are about to graduate from law school, please do not apply. Qualified candidates selected to move forward in the application process may be required to provide writing samples, a list of references and an unofficial transcript. Application deadline: 03/15/2018

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The New York City Law Department
100 Church Street
New York City, NY 10007