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Law Offices of Elladene Lee Katz
327 N. San Mateo Drive, Suite 9
San Mateo, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
Welcome to the Law Offices of Elladene Lee Katz, a small, boutique practice, serving the Bay Area and Northern California for over 30 years. Defined by our integrity, justice and professionalism, our expertise and experience in all fields of the law allow us to best serve our clients and represent their interests to the fullest. We combine our vast experience in the public sector and private practice to provide only the best in legal representation. Our clients have brought their friends and family through our doors to help them through many different situations as our sterling reputation speaks for itself.
At our law practice, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality legal representation. The majority of our cases involve breaches in employment law, as we navigate through the complex landscape of the corporate world for the benefit of our clients. Guiding them as they battle with major corporations, we work directly with the individual to ensure that his or her needs are best met.
Our practice handles cases based on harassment, retaliation, and discrimination because of race, national origin, age, gender, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, religion, and mental and physical disability. We review offers of employment and accompanying agreements, wrongful discharge, failure to promote, constructive discharge, contracts and severance agreements. We also assist with professional license and liability, regarding the suspension and revocation of licenses for doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, nurses, real estate agents, teachers, LVNs and other professionals.
In addition to our expertise in employment, the scope of our practice is expansive. We take on cases pertaining to family law, including divorce and custody issues; probate, wills and trusts; municipal law-zoning and planning commissions; and criminal offenses.
This position is a part-time internship, set to last 6 months. The intern will be expected to work 15 hours per week. S/he will be granted a $100/month stipend to assist with transportation costs and incidentals. After a one-month probationary period, the intern will be given increasing responsibilities depending on his/her performance.
The intern will be expected to perform the following duties, working closely with the Attorney, Office Manager and Legal Secretary:
1. Greet and welcome clients at the door.
2. Help maintain the office schedule for meetings and court appearances.
3. Draft and send emails and official mail correspondence.
4. Assist with managing the internal filing system.
5. Assist with the production of all legal documentation.
6. Expand the company website by producing literature, gathering information and updating data.
7. Run errands to the post office and replenish office supplies as needed.
8. Perform other duties as required.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
We are on the lookout for a bright and innovative individual as passionate about the law as we are. The legal field is a fiercely competitive one which rewards those who can think logically, act strategically and communicate clearly. We plan to hire an intern who can take constructive criticism, seize challenges as opportunities to learn and grow our business with us.
We are interested in interviewing high school, preferably college, students who are interested in future careers in the law. The benefit of working in a small law office is that an intern is not expected to simply make copies and brew coffee. We want to give you a real-world, hands-on experience where you can learn the legal and business perspectives of working in and running a law practice. In return, we are happy to furnish you with strong letters of recommendation upon completion of your internship and to assist you with future internship or job placement.