Job Details

Law Clerk, School Year **

Company name

Bay Area Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Jun 30, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 13, 2020

Posted on

Jan 03, 2020

Location

San Jose, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Profile

Law Clerk, School Year
The law clerk, under the supervision of staff attorneys, will have the opportunity to build cases from the ground-up, including: conducting client interviews and initial case assessments; obtaining discovery and other evidence; preparing clients for trials; writing briefs and other legal memoranda; assisting self-represented litigants; participating in community outreach and education; and representing clients at administrative hearings and state court hearings/trials. Will work with the Economic Justice Advocacy Project. Law clerks assist clients in obtaining desperately needed health coverage as well as welfare and disability benefits. Will participate in direct individual representation and ongoing impact litigation. Learn about Medi-Cal, Medicare, Healthy Families, CalWORKs, General Assistance, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and general health access issues. For SSI and SSDI clients (benefits for low-income individuals who are unable to maintain employment due to physical and or mental impairment), law clerks have the opportunity to identify eligibility, gather and build evidence, prepare briefs, assist with negotiations and possibly represent the client in an administrative hearing. Law clerks may also assist in drafting writs of mandamus to Superior Court and California appellate courts, and participating in broader impact litigation. Will 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. Must possess a passion for social justice and poverty related issues, as well as sensitivity to working with people from diverse backgrounds. Special consideration will be given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to serving low income or disadvantaged communities. The organization encourages students who have completed the required Evidence Course to become certified by the California State Bar to represent clients in court. Will work 10-15 hours per week. Students who speak Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Russian, or other Southeast Asian languages are encouraged to apply.

Additional info

Submit completed Law Clerk Application with copy of resume, cover letter and writing sample.

Company info

Andrea Del-Pan
Pro Bono Director
Bay Area Legal Aid
1035 Market Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

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