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Organization TypePublic Interest
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ProfileLegal Fellowship The fellow develop a proposed project that aligns and work with interested applicant to develop the project proposal. Maintain high level of professionalism and ensure confidentiality. Treat clients, staff, volunteers, board members, etc., with dignity and respect. Offer assistance to co-workers as needed. Demonstrate initiative by actively participating in the resolution of problems. Ask for assistance when learning new information or job duties. Take all necessary measures to properly use and maintain supplies and equipment. Respect the rights of co-workers to a productive workplace. Direct representation of eligible clients in all areas of poverty law, such as family law, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, utilities, public benefits, consumer, expungement and other civil matters. Conducts community outreach and education. Conduct intake, case investigation, legal research and case development. Appears in administrative and judicial forums. Active bar participation and special legal and community projects impacting low income clients. Work with community partner agencies, including case management staff to create protocols and facilitate referrals. Develop materials to publicize the project to a variety of audiences. Develop materials and conduct presentations on various subjects to educate influential communities on the significance of recognizing the needs and legal rights persons living with HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ community. Other tasks related to fellowship program compliance.
Qualification and Experience
REQUIREMENTS: JD Degree from an accredited law school. Holds a Louisiana law license or willingness to take the Louisiana Bar in 2018-2019. A demonstrated commitment to public interest work, experience working with low income and disadvantaged populations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to think and plan strategically and to demonstrate and promote a positive work ethic and work environment; the ability to develop and implement projects; a readiness to have a flexible work schedule. Necessary technical skills to use electronic case management software, incident reporting system, email, and other information systems.
Term: 2 years
3308 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119