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Summer Law Clerk 2022

Company: Bay Area Legal Aid
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW!This is a temporary 9-week summer law clerk paying -position -(6/6/ 22 8/5/22) -BayLegal invites law students -with -a -strong -interest in social -justice -advocacy and public interest to apply to our full-time summer program. - The positions are based in -five of our -county -offices: -Richmond (Contra Costa), Oakland (Alameda), San Francisco, Redwood City (San Mateo) and San Jose (Santa Clara) and may involve travel as necessary to best serve our low-income clients. -See -below description of our current work environment due to COVID-19. -Duties & Responsibilities - as -a BayLegal law clerk, -you will have the opportunity -to: -Work in close collaboration with BayLegal substantive experts and legal teams; -Learn and advocate -for the diverse legal needs of communities affected by systemic and structural inequities in one or more of the counties we serve to reduce homelessness, enhance stability and address social injustice; -Under the supervision of staff attorneys, law clerks may engage in our work in a number of ways including, -

Writing briefs and other legal memoranda; -Participating in outreach and education; - -Assisting self-represented litigants in our legal information clinics; - -Representing clients at administrative hearings and state court hearings; and/or participating in broader impact litigation; andEngaging in other tasks and projects that further BayLegal's operations as a non-profit. -Requirements/Qualifications/About the Successful Candidate: -Humility -in -working -with -colleagues and -clients -across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, -immigrant status, religious identity, -physical -and -mental -disabilities, -and/or limited English proficiency. -Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required (self-certification). -Currently enrolled in law school -Completion of 2nd -year, including evidence, at time internship begins -preferred. - -Students who speak Spanish, Cantonese, Russian, Vietnamese, or other Southeast Asian languages, are encouraged to apply. -COVID-19 remote work: BayLegal is committed to the health and safety of our staff, clients, and community. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most BayLegal employees remain primarily working remotely. - BayLegal has implemented detailed health and safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure and has an evolving plan for expanding local receptions hours to the public and increased in-person activities in our offices and community-based advocacy sites. -Employees are expected to reside in California and at a distance allowing them to commute to their physical BayLegal base location and service delivery locations as needed and in compliance with public health advisories.BayLegal has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make working remotely as efficient and connected as possible. - All employees receive a flat-rate monthly amount reimbursed for work-related use of personal IT equipment, including internet, and home. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on personal lives, BayLegal is open to providing flexibility regarding work schedules to the extent feasible for the position.Compensation and Benefits: We offer a diverse, family friendly environment, and compensation based on competitive public interest salaries along with medical and dental benefits, paid holidays, and sick leave. - Compensation is $20 / hour.Applications: BayLegal thrives on our diversity, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. - We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals, veterans, individuals who have been impacted by the criminal justice system, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. - We are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. - We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact BayLegals Human Resources Manager at -(510) 250-5225. -Hiring timeline:
BayLegal will accept applications beginning December 1, 2021Interviews will begin on a rolling basis on January 10, 2022Offers will be extended to qualifying candidates starting February 11, 2022 and until all positions are filled -Please submit (1) cover letter including response to the question below (no page limit), (2) resume, (3) references, (4) writing sample; and (5) complete all questions including preferred substantive practice area and location (practice area descriptions available career application) through BayLegals career application portal located: . As part of your cover letter, please address the following:BayLegals clients are low-income and very low-income members of our communities. They include LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals, the working poor, seniors, people who are limited English proficient, veterans, persons with disabilities, survivors of abuse and exploitation, individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, and people who are experiencing or at risk of homeless, and persons from other underrepresented groups. To ensure our organization is best serving these populations, BayLegal strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and

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