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ProfileLaw Student Volunteer, Internship Intern will perform a variety of legal assistance responsibilities including significant legal research and writing related to advice, litigation and/or rulemaking projects for client agencies; and analyzing the legal impact of legislative developments, administrative and court decisions, rulings and opinions on Departmental programs. Interns may also attend meetings with client agencies, other SOL divisions, and other executive agencies, as appropriate. A legal intern in office gains practical legal experience by assisting program counsels and staff attorneys with legal research; developing cases for litigation through the use of written discovery, including drafting discovery requests and responses, and participating in discovery depositions; drafting substantive motions, pleadings, settlement agreements, and other court filings; and trial/mediation preparation and participation. Most interns create substantial legal memos. Some interns work on post-trial briefs, complaints, and dispositive motions. A legal intern in our office would gain experience in a wide range of employment law areas. Most importantly, they learn the process of trial-level civil enforcement litigation. They participate in all stages of trial-level litigation and learn from experienced attorneys. Must have started their 2nd year of law school at the time the internship begins. Should demonstrate interest in employment law or public service. Must demonstrate interest in trial-level litigation. Duration: January to April.
David J. Tanury
U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor (SOL)
230 S. Dearborn,
Chicago, IL 60604-1502