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Legal Intern (Spring Semester)

Chicago, IL
Position Overview
The Spring Internship will provide law students with the opportunity to perform a variety of tasks including client communication, investigation, legal writing, and direct representation. This internship provides law students with the opportunity to develop their skills in litigation, advocacy, and case management.

Required Skills
Excellent, grammar and written communication skills. Excellent telephone and oral communication skills. Intermediate computer skills. Possess strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability. Possesses emotional maturity. Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Strong time management; Ability to maintain a punctual schedule.

  • Drafted, reviewed, and revised a wide range of legal documents for staff attorneys
  • Produced retainer agreements, contact letters, and various publications and handouts for clients
  • Created and managed client database to ensure timely case completion
  • Prepared motions and interrogatories
  • Drafted various court documents, invoices and enclosures at attorneys' request.
  • Analyzed law sources, including statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and IL Constitution.
  • Organized legal memoranda and client correspondence.
  • Proofed documents and submitted to attorneys for review.
  • Researched documents and publications for details that would establish evidence.
  • Observed prime brokerage agreement negotiations conducted by business and legal departments
  • Assisted in putting together a standard form of confidentiality agreement
  • Conducted research about issuing structured products in emerging markets

  • Academic Standing
  • Must be a candidate for a Juris Doctorate degree at an accredited law school.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Organized
  • A Self Started
  • Able to take direction

Knowledge & Skills
  • Completion of coursework in Administrative Law, Evidence, Constitutional Law, and Civil & Criminal Procedure is desirable, but not required.
  • Methods and techniques of legal research.

Required Hours
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, 40 hours per week.

Able to work in a Remote environment.

January 19, 2021 - June 4, 2021

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