LAF Law Clerk Position

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02/07/2013 by loyolalawcso

Job Description:

LAF is searching for a law student or recent law graduate to help staff a Juvenile Expungement Help Desk.  The Law Clerk will have the unique opportunity to gain experience in direct legal services and empower people by providing them the skills to gain access to the legal system.  The law clerk will advise clients on juvenile expungement law, how to file juvenile expungement petitions and how to represent themselves in court proceedings.

Length of Commitment:    At least 4 months, 2 semester commitment preferred.

Responsibilities:

The law clerk will be responsible for working at the help desk located at the Cook County Juvenile Court House one morning per week (either Tuesday or Thursday morning) and conduct expungement related work at LAF’s main office one morning or afternoon per week.  The intern may participate in expungement and criminal record related community outreach. If interested, the intern may also work on other legal issues (divorce, special education, orders of protection) in the Children and Family Practice Group.

Qualifications:

Applicants should be a 2L, 3L or law school graduate.  Applicants should be self-starters who are interested in developing experience working directly with clients.  Applicants must be detail oriented and able to follow directions well.  Anyone interested in public interest law, working with high-risk youth, or the practice of law with community outreach will find this position very rewarding.  Applicants must be sensitive to difficulties faced by members of Chicago’s low income communities.

Salary: 

This position is unpaid, but may be eligible for class credit.

Applications:  Email your cover letter and resume to Lizzy Ullman at eullman@lafchicago.org    Put the phrase “Juvenile Expungement Law Clerk” on the subject line of the e-mail.  No phone calls, please.

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