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Legal Counsel for the Elderly Intern

Washington, D.C., USAWashingtonD.C.USA
Internship

Under supervision of an experienced and licensed attorney, the LCE intern will be exposed to and participate in a variety of legal functions related to the practice of law in an elder law setting for low and moderate income older persons. The intern will complete the internship with exposure to and some knowledge of various functions in the practice of law and have the opportunity to engage in such activities as well as learn a significant amount of elder law in the process.

Students interested in issues related to landlord-tenant, long-term care Medicaid, public benefits, economic security, and identifying solutions to systemic problems, should apply. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

The intern will engage in a variety of functions, typically including some or all of the following:

  • Interviewing current and prospective clients
  • Meeting clients in the community (at home or in various facilities)  
  • Conducting fact investigations
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Performing legal research and writing
  • Preparing discovery requests
  • Drafting motions
  • Aiding in the preparation of court cases
  • Observing the formulation and implementation of legal strategies
  • Observing attorneys in court or in administrative proceedings
  • Following settlement negotiations
  • Documenting in computerized case management database
Educational Background: 
Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited law school; classified as a 2L or 3L; have demonstrated interest in serving the needs of lower income older people and have a sensitivity to their needs.
Skills/Experience: 
  • Spanish-language skills are a plus but are not required.
Compensation/Benefits: 

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Job Function: 

Organization Info

AARP

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington, DC, United States
Founded: 
1967
About Us
Mission: 

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all as we age. AARP champions positive social change and delivers value through advocacy, information, and service. AARP's vision is a society in which everyone lives with dignity and purpose, and fulfills their goals and dreams.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 11 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 11 2019
Hiring Organization: 
AARP
industry: 
Nonprofit