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ProfileLaw Clerk, School Year The law clerk will work in the Housing Law Clinic unit. Law clerks have the opportunity to directly serve a large number of pro per litigants in the courthouse and become familiar with all stages of an eviction proceeding. Law clerks learn to spot legal and factual issues and draft pleadings. Law clerks also have the opportunity to build a case from the ground-up for cases the organization accepts for representation. Will have the opportunity to build cases from the ground-up, including conducting client interviews; initial case assessments; obtaining discovery and other evidence; preparing clients for trials; writing briefs and other legal memoranda; assisting self-represented litigants; community outreach and education; and representing clients at administrative hearings and state court hearings/trials. Law clerks also assist in drafting writs of mandamus to Superior Court and California appellate courts and participating in broader impact litigation. Law clerks often work on projects and cases that have a wide-ranging and lasting impact on client communities. Should have completed first year of law school. Students work 10-15 hours per week. Special consideration will be given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to serving low income or disadvantaged communities. Students who speak Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Russian, or other Southeast Asian languages are encouraged to apply.
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Pro Bono Counsel
Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612