Graduate Fellow - Legal Affairs (Paid)

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Legal Services Corporation
3333 K St NW
Washington, DC
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 2 Full-time, Paid
Timeframe: 07/07/14 — 07/07/15 (Flexible)

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Description

**Please visit our Internship program page to apply: http://www.lsc.gov/about/careers-lsc/lsc-internship-program **

If you do not apply via our preferred method, there may be a delay in reviewing your qualifications.

Overview: Established by Congress in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the country's single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans. LSC currently funds 134 independent, non-profit legal aid organizations with more than 800 offices throughout the nation. LSC's mission is to promote equal access to justice and provide grants for high-quality civil legal assistance.

The Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) serves as in-house counsel to the Corporation. The Office carries out traditional "lawyer" functions, including negotiating, drafting and reviewing legal instruments such as contracts, settlement agreements, releases, applications for funding, and grant documents, and representing the Corporation's interests in litigation, directly or through retention and management of outside counsel.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Graduate Fellows perform a broad variety of work including legal research and writing on a myriad of topics such as interpretation of federal statutes and regulations regarding appropriations, federal grants and oversight of federally-funded legal services, non-profit corporation legal issues, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) issues; assistance with LSC's rulemaking; drafting and review of contracts; drafting of internal policies; and assistance in litigation matters.

REQUIREMENTS:

LSC is accepting applications from recent (within the last two years) or Spring 2014 law school graduates with a strong academic record. Ideal candidates will have excellent legal research and writing skills; a strong commitment to LSC's mission; an interest in public interest, government affairs, regulatory or administrative law; an ability to take initiative, problem-solve, multi-task, and work independently; an ability to work well with people and as a part of a team; demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize concurrent tasks, manage a high-volume workload, pay close attention to detail, adapt quickly to changing organizational priorities, and meet moving deadlines. Applicants who are able to obtain funding from a third-party source are preferred.

The Graduate Fellowship will run for twelve (12) months from hire date. Graduate Fellows should be available to join LSC beginning July 2014 and no later than September 2014.

HOURLY RATE:

$16 per hour

Requirements

**Please visit our Internship program page to apply: http://www.lsc.gov/about/careers-lsc/lsc-internship-program **

If you do not apply via our preferred method, there may be a delay in reviewing your qualifications.

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