Under the supervision of an experienced and licensed attorney, the LCE intern will be exposed to and participate in a variety of legal functions related to the practice of law in an elder law setting for low income older persons.
Interns will complete the internship gaining client interaction skills, subject area knowledge, and a supervised experience in individual client representation and systemic advocacy.
Students interested in issues related to landlord-tenant, economic security, healthcare benefits, long-term care services, homeownership preservation, combatting fraud and financial abuse, and identifying solutions to systemic problems, should apply.Responsibilities:
- The intern will engage in a variety of functions, typically including but not limited to the following:
- Interviewing current and prospective clients
- Meeting clients in the community (at home or in various facilities)
- Conducting fact-finding investigations
- Drafting correspondence
- Performing legal research and writing
- Preparing discovery requests
- Drafting motions
- Aiding in the preparation of court cases
- Observing the formulation and implementation of legal strategies
- Observing attorneys in court or in administrative proceedings
- Following settlement negotiations
- Documenting in computerized case management database
Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school, classified as a rising 2L, 2L, rising 3L, or 3L; have demonstrated interest in serving the needs of low income 60+ individuals and have a sensitivity to the needs of the elderly.
The ability to speak languages in addition to English is a plus but is not required.