Summer Law Clerk Intern

internship - full time,

Metro
Portland, OR
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Posted 56 Days ago
Metro
Portland, OR
internship - full time,
Posted 56 Days ago

Description

Summer Law Clerk (Intern) Metro - Portland, OR4.0 23 hours agoFull-time$20 an hour Apply Now Skills * Word Processing * Microsoft Word * Legal Research As a summer law clerk, you will assist attorneys in the Office of Metro Attorney by providing legal services to the entire Metro organization, including all departments, commissions, department directors, agency staff, the Chief Operating Officer, the Council and the Auditor. These legal services include research, evaluation, analysis, and advice on regional municipal law, including work related to urban and transportation planning, solid waste and recycling, regional parks, labor and employment, and other matters of municipal law. This is a paid internship. Preference is given to students interested in working as part of a work-study, stipend, or grant program. Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit from an educational institution. A commitment of ten weeks full-time during the summer is required. At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive. To learn about Metro's Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion visit our website here. Application process: Application deadline for Summer 2019 is May 8, 2019. Late applications will be accepted, but will only be considered if the internship has not yet been filled. To apply, submit the following by email to: Liset Ba�uelos, Legal Assistant liset.banuelos@oregonmetro.gov Resume (with current GPA) Cover letter References (please provide two or three, including names, addresses, current daytime phone numbers and the nature of your relationship with the reference. Written reference is not required, but may be included at the applicant's option.) Writing sample Funding source information, if applicable You will receive email confirmation of your application. If you do not, please contact liset.banuelos@oregonmetro.gov. Essential Job Duties: Legal Research Draft legal memoranda and provide legal opinions and advice on regional municipal law, including work related to urban and transportation planning, solid waste and recycling, regional parks, labor and employment, and other matters of municipal law Assist in drafting municipal legislation Assist in the preparation of pleadings in civil matters Attend meetings with clients and citizens Minimum Requirements: Successful completion of at least one year of classes at an accredited law school Knowledge and proficiency at computer word processing and electronic legal research Additional Information: Accommodation: Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in this process. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources at 503-797-1570. Criminal background check (required if you are 18 or older): In order to protect the wellbeing of its employees, the public and agency assets, Metro may conduct criminal background checks on candidates selected for Metro positions. Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude employment and will be considered on a case by case basis. A background check will only be conducted if you are selected as a finalist for a position. If selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by Human Resources prior to the initiation of a background check. Equal employment opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law. Assistance will be gladly provided upon request for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory disabilities. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Skills

legal research, microsoft word, writing, pleadings, legislation, municipal law, criminal procedure, legal opinions, legal service, employment, analysis, strategic planning, organization, human resources, diversity & inclusion

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