Juvenile Rights Practice Legal Intern - Spring 2019

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/07/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

Application Deadline

10/07/2018

Address

Headquarters: 199 Water Street
New York
NY
10038
United States

Description

The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice (JRP) has non-paid, legal internship openings in its trial offices and specialized units for the Spring 2019 term. We are seeking law students dedicated to children's issues and juvenile justice. Legal interns work directly with JRP attorneys in an inter-disciplinary team with social workers, paralegals, and investigators. JRP attorneys provide legal representation to children, ages 0 to 21, who are before New York City Family Courts on child welfare, PINS (Persons-in-Need-of-Supervision), juvenile delinquency, and termination of parental rights petitions.


PRIMARY AND SECONDARY/RESPONSIBILITIES

Interns work directly under the supervision of JRP attorneys. Duties may include: legal research, motion writing, home/school visits, interviewing of children and caretakers, motion practice and trial preparation, and other tasks as assigned.


Location

Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters


Requirements

* 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to apply for the Spring 2019 term

* Relevant clinical program or work experience preferred

* Commitment to children's issues and juvenile justice

* Ability to deal effectively with children, adolescents, and family members

* Ability to work collaboratively in a high volume practice

* Demonstrated commitment and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities

Our hiring process is extremely competitive so we encourage students to apply early. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified by email whether or not they have been selected for an interview.


OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a working culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.


 HOW TO APPLY

 You must apply online at the LAS Recruitment Portal.


The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Women, People of Color, Members of the LGBTQ+ communities, Veterans, and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions about this posting email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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