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Legal Interns/legal research assistant--JD/JD2L/3L(DC/NY/CA bar) - legal/paralegal - job employment

City: Washington
Date: 04 Aug 2017
Category: legal / paralegal

A small civil litigation law firm headquartered in D.C. with satellite office in VA is seeking replacement to join existing team, position available immediately.

Legal research assistant:
One legal research assistant position available--must completed JD, pending bar license, prefer someone already took bar exam and passed. Pay rate: $12.50-$15/hr. 20-40hrs/wk.

This is non paid internship position for JD student in training. Prefer 2L and 3L. Exceptional 1L will be considered as well.
Work hrs required: 20-40/hr./wk. work in home office setting.

1. Conduct internet research using Lexis and West Law, new interns get hands on training for legal research, case study, prepare case summary and some basic administrative work.
2. Experienced interns will be trained for writing MEMOs and form legal arguments. Exposed to litigations writing (motion to dismiss, response to motion, discovery, response to discovery, motion for summary judgment, depositions etc.), support hearings and trials.
3. Legal research assistant will be trained for writing briefs and support litigation cases.
Successful assistant will be offered associate attorney position after bar license and after complete one year full time on the job training.

Offer H1B after 1yr. full time on the job training and successful and obtain bar license to both interns and legal research assistants.

a. J.D. must be top 30 U.S. law schools.
c. Must have completed Civil Procedure, Evidence, Discovery courses and min. B+ grades.
Current Cases Load and Litigation Courts in:
a. Post-merger shareholder rights dispute litigation in CA Fed. District Court, EDCA.
b. Breach of contract law case litigation in Fed. District Court in CA, EDCA.
c. Products liability litigation in NY Fed. District Court.
d. ERISA disability insurance law litigation in NY Fed. District Court.
e. Legal malpractice litigation in NY Fed. District Court.

Job Requirement:
1. Excellent in legal writing, legal research, proficient in Lexis and Westlaw.
2. Must have experience and certificate of using Westlaw, LexisNexis.
3. New graduates or students must have taken Evidence, Civil Procedure, prefer also have Pre-trial litigation and E-Discovery related classes.
4. Organized, Detail-Oriented, Highly Motivated, Able to work on their own with minimal supervision.

Application Instructions:
1. Applications w/o cover email answer above questions will not be responded.
2. Email cover letter, CV, transcripts, writing sample--subject title: Internship/SchoolName/JD 2L or 3L
Email or cover letter must answer below questions:
1). proposed start date and duration, work schedules, days and hrs you desire to work.
2). 3 dates and time you are available for telephone and in person interviews.
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