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Summer Internships – Legal Aid of Western Michigan (LAWM) - 17 Counties in Western Michigan

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Summer Internships – Legal Aid of Western Michigan

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM: 

LAWM provides free civil legal services to low income persons and seniors in a wide variety of poverty law areas such as housing, consumer, family law and public benefits. LAWM covers 17 counties in Western Michigan from five offices located in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Holland and St. Joseph.   

INTERNSHIPS:

Summer interns work under the supervision of staff attorneys to interview clients, spot legal issues, perform legal research, provide legal advice, draft correspondence and pleadings, and assist at court hearings. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Completion of at least 1 year of law school by June 2019
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and/or underserved populations
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred


COMPENSATION:  

  • Paid positions are 20-30 hours/week at $15/hour for 8 weeks.
  • LAWM is also willing to work with students seeking outside funding (via their law school or other fellowships) and students seeking course credit for their internship at LAWM. Please detail the program requirements in your cover letter and/or include documentation describing the program requirements.

 

LAWM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity and inclusion.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter including your office preference and whether you are seeking a paid or unpaid internship to:

 

Pamela Hoekwater

Executive Director 

Legal Aid of Western Michigan

25 Division S., Suite 300

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

phoekwater@lawestmi.org

 

Application deadline is January 31, 2019. Candidates receiving an interview will be contacted no later than February 28, 2019.

Date Posted: Dec 19, 2018