Essential Functions: Under the supervision of an attorney, law clerks are generally expected to handle functions related to casework, from initial intake through representation of clients at administrative and other hearings permitted by law. Some law clerks may perform primarily non-casework functions. Tasks assigned to law clerks may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Screen clients for eligibility;
Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients;
Schedule appointments and meetings;
Conduct factual investigations and analysis and legal research;
Under the supervision of staff attorneys, supervising attorneys, and/or chief attorneys, prepare documents and correspondence, including complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, articles, and reports;
Assist in or develop case theories and strategies for the representation of clients;
Participate in hearings, trials, and conferences;
Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.
Qualifications: Must have basic written and oral communications skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a law clerk.
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