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Volunteer Social Justice Law Clerk - Crime Victims’ Rights, Family Law, Immigration, Records Clearance

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Justice At Last, Inc. | San Mateo, CA
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Justice At Last, Inc.


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Published 5 months ago

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)


JOB TYPE     

This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for a current law student or someone awaiting California Bar results.  The volunteer position is for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for three months.  Justice At Last encourages survivors of human trafficking to apply for all employment opportunities within Justice At Last. For this position, the candidate must not have been a client of Justice At Last within the last 2 years.

 

DESCRIPTION        

Join our organization which is dedicated to providing free legal services and representation to survivors of human trafficking so that they can seek justice on their own terms.  

 

ABOUT JUSTICE AT LAST

We are the only independent nonprofit law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area exclusively serving the legal needs of survivors, regardless of their age, gender identity, nationality or type of trafficking. Justice At Last provides free legal representation that emphasizes dignity and is survivor-centered, culturally sensitive, trauma informed, and rights-based.  Our specialization includes assertion of crime victims' rights, clearing criminal records, family law, immigration relief and identity theft recovery.  While we have an office in San Francisco and in San Mateo our practice is mobile and we literally and figuratively often travel to where the client is already receiving services to save them time, money and to ensure they are in a space that feels safe and trusted.  For more information go to https://www.justiceatlast.org

 

ABOUT THE JOB

A volunteer law clerk at Justice At Last would provide support services for: immigration proceedings; advocacy to protect rights as victim witnesses; preparation for criminal trial; advocacy to obtain Continued Presence and Certification as a trafficking victim to establish eligibility for refugee benefits; assistance in filing T-Visa, U-Visa, and VAWA applications; obtaining child custody and restraining orders, and records clearance services.   

The volunteer law clerk will perform a myriad of duties, including: researching cutting-edge legal issues and providing opinion memoranda to the Principal Attorney; screening potential clients for service eligibility; performing conflicts checks; interviewing clients and assist with drafting client declarations; completing form-based pleadings for immigration, criminal, and civil courts; and, filing and retrieving court pleadings. The law clerk may appear in court with supervising attorney if have met requirements of certification through the State Bar.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have completed the first year of law school; excellent legal research skills; commitment to human rights; knowledge of criminal, immigration, and civil issues involving trafficking survivors preferred but not required.  Bi-lingual preferred and language needs include: Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, and a variety of other languages.  

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Justice At Last is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who can contribute to our diversity.  Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of references and unofficial law school transcript to Rose Mukhar at rose@justiceatlast.orgor fax to (650) 590-6994.

JOB TYPE     

This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for a current law student or someone awaiting California Bar results.  The volunteer position is for a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for three months.  Justice At Last encourages…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of references and unofficial law school transcript to Rose Mukhar at rose@justiceatlast.orgor fax to (650) 590-6994.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of references and unofficial law school transcript to Rose Mukhar at rose@justiceatlast.orgor fax to (650) 590-6994.

Location

Justice At Last, Inc.

San Mateo, CA

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