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:
Please send your resume, a sample of your writing, and a cover letter to Thania Diaz Clevenger, Civil Rights Director, CAIR Florida, at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 13, 2016.