Law Clerk

Kenner, LA
Part Time
01-10-2019
Practice Areas: NA
Description:
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.

Qualifications include:
  • 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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