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ProfileLaw Clerk, School Year The law clerks will work in the Economic Justice Project unit. Law clerks assist clients in obtaining desperately needed health coverage, welfare and disability benefits. Along with direct individual representation, law clerks work on existing impact litigation. Law clerks become familiar with Medi-Cal, Medicare, Healthy Families, CalWORKs, General Assistance, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and general health access issues. 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