Legal Counsel for the Elderly Intern

Washington, DC
Intern
09-08-2019
Job #: 12460394
Description:
Summary
Under 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 and moderate income older persons. The intern will complete the internship with exposure to and some knowledge of various functions in the practice of law and have the opportunity to engage in such activities as well as learn a significant amount of elder law in the process.

Students interested in issues related to landlord-tenant, long-term care Medicaid, public benefits, economic security, and identifying solutions to systemic problems, should apply.

Responsibilities
The intern will engage in a variety of functions, typically including some or all of the following:
  • Interviewing current and prospective clients
  • Meeting clients in the community (at home or in various facilities)
  • Conducting fact 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

Requirements
Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school; classified as a 2L or 3L; have demonstrated interest in serving the needs of lower income older people and have a sensitivity to their needs.

Spanish-language skills are a plus but are not required.

Benefits Offered
Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

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