FULL-TIME LAW CLERK
Area of Practice: Civil Rights and Immigration
Location: Tampa Office
Skills and Education Requirements
To successfully perform the required duties as a law clerk, it is imperative that you have certain skills and personal abilities. The most significant skills are strong organizational abilities with an eye for detail and effective time management to meet important deadlines. Effective communication skills with superiors, subordinates and most importantly with clients, are essential. A law clerk must be aware of the local, state and federal filing rules, elementary legal procedures, and legal terminology. Other necessary skills that are required is the ability to grasp new concepts for quick learning, good comprehension and writing abilities, and proficiency while using computers and other necessary equipment such as fax machines, copiers and work related software.
The minimum educational qualification required to become a legal assistant is a bachelor’s degree or relevant experience or formal training.
Minimum of a one year commitment.
Fluency in second language is preferred, but not required.
The legal assistant’s job includes providing assistance to the attorneys. The main law clerk responsibilities are as follows. He/she researches case law, investigates facts related to the current case, prepares legal forms. A law clerk is not allowed to provide legal advice to clients unless he/she has been licensed to practice law. A law clerk has to review case records, gather necessary data and update the case progress. Depending on the study and analysis of the cases, he/she gives oral presentations and also prepares case reports.
Given below is a list of law clerk duties.
If you are interested please send your resume, writing sample and a cover letter to Thania Diaz Clevenger, Civil Director of CAIR Florida at email@example.com by May 13, 2016.