The law student interns assist the legal team in providing comprehensive services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Will assist legal staff in representing clients in court on housing, immigration, discrimination, negligence, future planning, family law, welfare benefits, and social security issues. Research caselaw in said substantive areas for motions and other legal memoranda. Work directly with clients, conducting initial client interviews, participating in case acceptance and strategy decisions, and providing advice and/or brief services under supervision of attorney. Accompany legal staff to court and thereby gain a better understanding of the legal system and laws in practice. Assist legal staff in administrative capacity by serving and filling documents, maintaining contact with clients, preparing motions for submission. Must be enrolled at an accredited law school and have strong research, writing, and interpersonal skills. Should be comfortable with public speaking and engaging in advocacy efforts with various agencies. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and human rights. Fluency in Spanish or French highly desirable.
Send cover letter, resume with references and writing sample.