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Graduate Clinical Legal Fellow

Sacramento, CA
Part Time
Job #: 201302097P
Primary Purpose
McGeorge School of Law is seeking applications for a Graduate Clinical Legal Fellow to work in its on campus legal clinics. The position is for up to six months. The Fellow will work under the direct supervision of the Legal Clinic Director. The fellow will assist in projects and program development to include expanding community lawyering and outreach in the area of Elder and Health Law, and advocacy for those experiencing homelessness. The projects will focus on the delivery of practical consumer information that will serve the dual purpose of raising the awareness of legal issues and rights for our clients and community, as well as increasing the visibility of our clinics using various platforms from social media, video, fact sheets and pamphlets. In addition, the Fellow will assists in the review, revision, and update of procedure, templates, forms, and organization of our shared network resources, to include remote work processes, and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
  • Prepare presentations on legal issues facing vulnerable and underserved residents of Sacramento County with the assistance of clinic students and under the supervision of legal clinic director and individual clinic supervising attorneys.
  • Write and edit brochures, newsletters, website content and other community education, marketing and efforts.
  • Expand relationships with various government entities, bar associations and community partners to co-sponsor to educate service providers and the community.
  • Help develop practice guides and other resources for use in the Legal Clinics.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education and/or Experience: J.D. degree from McGeorge School of Law.
  • Prior enrollment in a law school clinic for at least a semester.
  • Knowledge of clinical legal teaching methodology and proven commitment to public service and pro bono legal work.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Communication & Reasoning: Excellent oral communication skills, including public speaking. Superior legal research, writing and editing skills required. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills in working with students, alumni, faculty, the legal community, and professional colleagues. Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Computer Skills & Technical Skills: Good to moderate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Internet research. Proficient in the use of the CLIO case management system.

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