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Law Student - Public Interest in Kaueleau, HI **

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Company name

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Law Student


Kaueleau, HI

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Jan 06,2018

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Summer Clerkship Law Clerk attend a 3 day poverty law training plus training specific to their project or practice areas. Conduct legal research, draft pleadings, meet with clients and, when possible, represent clients at administrative hearings. Participate in ongoing representation side by side with their supervising attorneys. Students may interview and counsel clients, draft pleadings, prepare discovery, assist in teaching “clinics” and, in some cases, may even represent clients in Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Department of Human Services, Social Security Administration and/or Child Support Enforcement Agency administrative proceedings. Develop, format, and revise written materials and court forms which assist clients with common legal and economic problems. Must have skills in research and writing are often utilized for research projects. Should have past projects include drafting memoranda for ongoing litigation, the creation of a housing law manual, researching and assessing current legal and social issues affecting children nationwide and in Hawaii, investigating payday lenders and the effects on the low-income population and creating and revising our Consumer Law Manual and our Public Benefits Manual. Duration: 10-12 weeks beginning in late May or early June.

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Angela J. Lovitt
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
924 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813