Job Details

Summer Law Student Internship **

Company name

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Dec 03,2018

Posted on

Jan 28,2018

Location

Omaha, NE
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Summer Law Student Internship
The intern will help provide legal services and access to justice to low-income populations. Under the supervision of Legal Aid attorneys, law students have the opportunity to: conduct client interviews; obtain discovery and other evidence; assist attorneys in preparing for hearings and trials; write briefs and other legal memoranda; draft documents and legal pleadings, assist self-represented litigants; conduct community education and outreach presentations; draft educational materials for low-income individuals; learn about the court system in Nebraska including observing court proceedings; and work on impact issues. Law students who are senior certified have the opportunity to represent clients in court proceedings under the supervision of an attorney as set forth in the Nebraska Supreme Court rules. Will work with the HELP Project. Under the supervision of an attorney, summer interns provide assistance to help clients obtain and maintain state and federal public benefits (e.g. Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid), with drafting wills and durable powers of attorneys, domestic relations cases and guardianships. Interns prepare informational material including information for the website; conduct legal research and writing; conduct discovery; obtain evidence; interview clients and witnesses; and provide a comprehensive range of litigation support to clients accepted for full service representation. Should be a law student with a strong commitment to public interest legal advocacy. Students are expected to work 40 hours a week for 8-10 weeks.

Additional info

Submit cover letter with resume and a writing sample.

Company info

Erin Cihal
Director
Legal Aid of Nebraska
102 E. 3rd St
Suite 202
North Platte, NE 68701

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