A plaintiff-side employment law attorney is seeking a unpaid law clerk for legal research and writing assignments, primarily in the area of Federal sector employment law. This position is UNPAID, but has the potential to become a paid position in 2019 (minimum $25/hour).
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The value in this position is in obtaining valuable court experience and a stellar recommendation from an attorney for a paying job in law.
Duties include research and writing, interviews, and a wide range of other legal tasks, and, additionally, clerical and administrative tasks as needed. The attorney from whom the law clerk will receive assignments requires assistance in assembling hearing exhibits, creating discovery document logs, and other paralegal assistance related to ongoing employment law cases before the EEOC, Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the D.C. Superior Court, and the local Federal courts. A capable clerk will have further opportunities to draft briefs, complaints, and memoranda of law, and possibly to witness cases in D.C. Superior Court or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. If you are a member of the bar, you will have the opportunity for client contact and to appear in court and before administrative agencies.
Successful candidates will be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong research and writing skills as well as a pleasant attitude and willingness to take initiative. A student clerk should be available to work a minimum of 15 hours a week while producing top notch work.
Only current law students and recent law school graduates will be considered (i.e., no college students). PREFERENCE FOR A CLERK IS FOR A 2L student.
Please send a resume, writing sample, and unofficial or official version of your transcript. Please emphasize in your resume or cover letter any experience you have relative to Federal sector employment law (e.g., MSPB or FLRA), EEOC practice, labor law, civil litigation, or general legal research and writing.
PLEASE respectfully refrain from wasting YOUR time and OURS by applying for this position with the idea of negotiating a salary that would begin now or otherwise prior to 2019.