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LAW CLERK – FULL TIME

 

Areas of Practice: Civil Rights and Immigration

 

Location: Tampa Office

 

Position Requirements: To successfully perform the required duties of a law clerk, it is imperative that the applicant have certain skills and abilities. The most significant of these are strong organizational abilities with an eye for detail and effective time management to meet important deadlines. The use of effective communication skills is essential with supervisors, coworkers, and most importantly, with clients. A law clerk must be aware of the local, state, and federal filing rules, elementary legal procedures, and legal terminology. Other required skills are the ability to grasp new concepts for quick learning, good comprehension and writing, and proficiency while using computers and other office equipment and software.

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree, relevant experience, or formal training.

 

Languages: Fluency in a second language is preferred but not required.

 

Responsibilities: The law clerk’s position calls for providing assistance to CAIR Florida’s staff attorneys. The responsibilities are as follows: research case law, investigate facts related to the current case, and prepare legal forms. A law clerk is not allowed to provide legal advice to clients unless he/she is licensed to practice law. The law clerk must review case records, gather necessary data, and update each case’s progress. Depending on the study and analysis of the cases, he/she also gives oral presentations and prepares case reports.

 

Duties: Listed below are the law clerk’s duties:

 

  • Schedule appointments, receive and make telephone calls, draft and type office memos, and obtain detailed fact summaries of cases, as well as other administrative duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  • Assist attorneys in creating, proofreading, and executing legal documents.
  • Keep records of case files and other important documents.
  • Assist attorneys by collecting and organizing client information such as employment status and other personal details.
  • Take notes in important meetings such as legal hearings, client meetings and interviews, and maintain relevant records.
  • Take care of client documentation by filing out required forms.
  • Compile, verify, and categorize data.
  • Prepare and update weekly case list.
  • Monitor and calendar case deadlines.
  • Analyze available data and suggest the best solutions to solve a problem or case.
  • Other duties – keep clients informed in writing about the latest developments in their case by email, fax, or mail and copy all staff members relative to each case.

 

Please send your resume, a sample of your writing, and a cover letter to Thania Diaz Clevenger, Civil Rights Director, CAIR Florida, at tclevenger@cair.com by May 13, 2016.