Miguel A. Elias, A Professional Law Corporation is a growing mid-sized law firm based in Kenner, LA. We specialize in five legal aspects which include Personal Injury, Immigration, Worker's Compensation, Family, and Criminal law. We are currently seeking a Full Time or Part Time Law Clerk in our Kenner, LA location for the Immigration Department. A candidate who speaks, reads, and writes English/Spanish fluently is a plus.
A Law Clerk supports attorneys by assembling and organizing information for legal documents; researching law; assembling case material; writing reports and memoranda.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
Research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments for review, approval, and use by attorney;
Review briefs submitted by the parties;
Verify cited legal authority;
Draft a variety of legal documents including trial briefs, memoranda, and orders;
Research and analyze complex legal issues in civil and criminal issues;
Educate and advise the attorneys on the facts and legal issues of a case within the office;
Research and write memoranda;
Draft concise, well-researched memoranda and other legal documents;
Keep abreast of changes in law;
Review complaints, petitions, motions, and pleading;
Answer phones, scanning, copying, printing, faxing, and any other duties as assigned.
Law student or new graduate from law school;
Advanced knowledge in client confidentiality, client contact, legal administration, legal compliance, litigation, administrative writing, documentation, word processing, scheduling, verbal communication, and client relations;
In depth knowledge of legal procedures;
Ability to understand complex legal documents;
Ability to derive appropriate conclusions from cases presented and highlight key points;
Should possess competent written and verbal communication skills ;
Exercise good analytical and problem solving skills;
Needs to have good time management skills,
Must have knowledge of legal jargon and courtroom procedures.
Working conditions and Physical Requirements
The Law Clerk will work in an office environment in a cubical or office. May be required to lift up to 25 lbs. This position requires extensive hours sitting at a desk.
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