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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.

 

Responsibilities

 

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.

 

  • Scheduling appointments, receiving and making telephone calls, drafting and typing office memos, obtaining detailed fact summaries of cases, and other administrative duties.
  • Assist attorneys in devising, proofreading and executing legal documents.
  • Required to keep records of case files and other important documents.
  • Aid attorneys by collecting and organizing client information such as their employment status and records.
  • Take notes in important meetings such as legal hearings and client meetings and interviews and maintain relevant records.
  • Taking care of client documentation by filling out required forms.
  • Other duties include maintaining necessary correspondence with clients by keeping them informed about the latest developments regarding the case, and sending across necessary documents via e-mail, fax or post. Communicate this information to the relevant subordinates, colleagues and superiors.
  • Compiling, verifying and categorizing data.
  • Preparing and updating case list weekly
  • Monitoring and calendaring case deadlines
  • Analyzing available data and suggests some of the best solutions to solve a problem or case.

 

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