Law Clerk Internship/Externship For Academic

internship - full time, unpaid

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Closed
Posted 38 Days ago
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
internship - full time, unpaid
Posted 38 Days ago
Closed

Description

Law Clerk Internship/Externship for Academic Year Salary See Position Description Location Multiple Locations Statewide, WA Job Type Volunteer Department Attorney General's Office Job Number 2015-05311 Closing Continuous Description Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com . The Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) is an excellent place to earn academic credit for qualified law students. The AGO serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is comprised of over 550 attorneys and 700 professional staff. Diversity is critical to the success of the mission of the AGO. It is the recognition, respect, and appreciation of all cultures and backgrounds and the fostering of the inclusion of differences between people. Appreciating, valuing and implementing principles of diversity permits AGO employees to achieve their fullest potential in an inclusive, respectful environment. The core values of the AGO are served by a strong commitment to the value of diversity and by promoting an inclusive workplace. For more information about the AGO, we encourage you to review the Office's newest Annual Report which can be found and view . We invite students to apply for consideration of a law clerk externship during the academic year, timing their application so it coincides with their own needs and the needs of their school's externship program, by hitting "apply" above and uploading all required documents (i.e., letter of interest, resume and **letter of recommendation/reference.) Please note that those seeking a summer externship must apply via the formal spring recruitment program. Upon receipt, the application material will be reviewed and, if approved, disseminated to the divisions of interest for consideration. It is important to note that not all divisions are able to entertain externs. You will want to allow the divisions' sufficient time to review your application and thus you are encouraged to submit the application material well in advance of planning your academic schedule. ** Second-year and LLM students are required to submit one letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation is the only document that will be accepted separately. The letter of recommendation can be submitted by the recommender directly to the recruitment office by e-mail (Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov), mail (800 5th Avenue, Suite 2000, Seattle, WA 98104) or fax (206-389-2058). First-year law students must submit a list of at least three references. We are confident that the experience gleaned from clerking with this office will meet or exceed the substantive experience requirement of any law school externship program. For our part, division supervisors are committed to ensuring that as sponsors, all supervisory duties and requirements specified by the law school are met. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the law student to ensure mastery of and compliance with his or her law school's specific program requirements. *Please note that some positions may require a fingerprint background check. Duties Although each law clerk's experience is unique, the following duties are typical of an AGO law clerk: Researching and writing memoranda, pleadings, and correspondence; Assistant in preparation for litigation, i.e., depositions, witness interviews, and discovery; Drafting client advice memos and attending meetings where that advice is then presented to the client; and Opportunity to observe attorneys in court, particularly for those cases for which the law clerk provided assistance. Rule 9 law clerks may be allowed to present in court. Qualifications Students must be enrolled in an ABA accredited law school during the duration of their service. In addition, the AGO seeks applicants who are committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant's background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for public law practice. We also seek applicants with a diverse background in education, previous work experience, law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service and areas of interest that enhance our office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Letrice Tobin at (206) 587-5613 or . Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, safe and supportive working environment. Only by fostering the inclusion of people from all backgrounds, cultures and attributes, can AGO employees and volunteers achieve their fullest potential and best advance the goals and mission of the AGO. The AGO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, retaliation or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-7693. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or . More than Just a Paycheck! Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits: The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information. Insurance Benefits Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the . Retirement and Deferred Compensation State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave) You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per . Holidays Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays: HOLIDAY DATE New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year *Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific for more information. Social Security All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in . Please visit the for more detailed information. 01 List all activities or community involvement, past or present, that demonstrate a commitment to public service. 02 Have you ever worked for the Washington State Attorney General's Office? If yes, indicate dates and positions in which you served. If "NO", you will need to indicate "NO" or "N/A" in order to proceed with your application. 03 Which quarter/semester are you seeking an externship? Fall Winter Spring 04 The Washington State Attorney General's Office has offices throughout Washington. Please indicate ALL offices in which you would accept placement. Please keep in mind that not all divisions are represented in all locations. Please visit www.atg.wa.gov for additional information about locations and divisions. Olympia (O) Seattle (Se) Tacoma (T) Spokane (Sp) Bellingham (B) Everett (E) Kennewick (K) Port Angeles (Po) Pullman (Pu) Vancouver (V) Wenatchee (W) Yakima (Y) 05 The Washington State Attorney General's Office has 28 divisions. The AGO will place those who receive an offer via the fall recruitment program in a suitable volunteer or extern position consistent with one's divisional preferences. To that end, please indicate ALL divisions in which you would accept placement. Note that not all divisions are represented in all locations. See www.atg.wa.gov for more information. Administration (O, Se) Agriculture & Health (O) Antitrust (Se) Civil Rights Unit (Se) Complex Litigation (O, Se) Consumer Protection (Se, Sp, T) Corrections (O, Sp) Counsel for Environmental Protection (Se) Criminal Justice (Se, Sp) Ecology (O) Education (O, Se, Sp) Fish, Wildlife & Parks (O) Government Compliance & Enforcement (O) Labor and Industries (O, Se, T, B, E, V, Po, Sp, K, W, Y) Labor and Personnel (O, Sp) Licensing & Administrative Law (O, Se, Sp) Medicaid Fraud Control Natural Resources (O) Public Counsel Unit (Se) Regional Services (B, E, V, Po, K, W, Y) Revenue Social and Health Services (O, Se, T, B, E, V, Po, Sp, K, W, Y) Solicitor General (O) Torts (O, Se, Sp, T) Transportation & Public Construction (O) University of Washington (Se) Utilities & Transportation Commission (O) Washington State University (Pu) 06 Have you ever been subject to discipline or censure by a Bar Association or other licensing organization? If "yes" provide a full explanation for each disciplinary action. If the answer is "NO" you must indicate this by typing "NO" or "N/A" in order to proceed with your application. 07 Is there any Bar disciplinary proceeding pending against you? If "yes", provide a full explanation. If the answer is "NO", you must indicate this by typing "NO" or "N/A" in order to proceed with your application. 08 Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from any position? If "yes", you must provide a full explanation for each termination. If the answer is "NO", you must indicate this by typing "NO" or "N/A" in order to proceed with your application. 09 Have you participated, whether as an attorney, paralegal, legal assistant, or in any other capacity, in the representation of any party in a matter where the party's interest was materially adverse to that of the State, its agencies, or its officers or employees? If yes, please identify all such matters, including the parties to the matter, the court and cause number of the matter, and your role in the matter. If "NO", you must indicate this by typing "NO" or "N/A" in order to proceed with your application. If you require additional space, please attach additional sheets and indicate your attachment here. 10 Have you participated as a judge, arbitrator, mediator, adjudicative officer, or as a law clerk to such a person, in a matter in which the State or any of its agencies, officers, or employees were a party? If yes, please identify all such matters, including the parties to the matter, the court and cause number of the matter, and your role in the matter. If "NO", you must indicate this by typing "NO" or "N/A" in order to proceed with your application. If you require additional space, please attach additional sheets and indicate your attachment here. 11 Is there any other matter, person, entity, or personal interest that might present a conflict of interest or otherwise limit your ability to perform work for the Attorney General's Office or represent a state agency, officer, or employee? If yes, please identify such matters, persons, entities, or personal interests with sufficient detail to allow the Attorney General's Office to understand the nature of the potential conflict of interest. You are not required to disclose any pending or contemplated complaint or dispute for which the law allows you to remain anonymous; however, you are responsible for not accepting assignments that would violate conflict of interest or confidentiality provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct or other laws with regard to such matters. If "NO", you must indicate this by typing "NO" or "N/A" in order to proceed with your application. If you require additional space, please attach additional sheets and indicate your attachment here. 12 Please be advised that the AGO thoroughly checks references, including one's current employer. HOWEVER, it is very important to note that references are ONLY checked after at least one interview. Any concerns about checking references can be discussed during any interview. For the sake of efficiency, we ask that you proactively provide a release by responding affirmatively to the following statement. I authorize the Washington State Attorney General's Office (AGO) to contact any or all of my former or present employers, or organizations for which volunteer services have been provided, for the purposes of verification and reference. This may include information of a confidential nature, to include but is not limited to reviewing my personnel file, contacting any references, and/or contacting anyone else who might be familiar with my past job performance. I knowingly and voluntarily release the state of Washington, the AGO, its individual employees, and all my former or present employers, and their individual employees, from any and all known and unknown claims for damages or other relief arising out of the AGO's request for and receipt of employment information, unless my current or former employer is prohibited by state or federal law from disclosing the information that the AGO requests. PLEASE TYPE YOUR FULL NAME IN RESPONSE TO THIS SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION TO PROVIDE SUCH AUTHORIZATION. 13 Should you be selected by a division that requires a fingerprint background check, please note that by clicking "YES" you acknowledge and consent to the fact that a background check consisting of employment history, professional references and educational verification (e.g., degree, license, or official transcript) may be conducted. You also acknowledge and consent to a fingerprint-based criminal background check conducted by the Washington State Patrol, Criminal Records Division, and acknowledge that said background check will be a condition of employment for this position every five (5) years thereafter. Yes No 14 Have you uploaded all of the required material (i.e., letter of interest, resume, law school transcript, letter of recommendation, if applicable, and writing sample (optional)) with this application? If you are not already in receipt of your letter of recommendation, please feel free to have your recommender send it directly to Letrice.Tobin@atg.wa.gov. Yes No Required Question Agency State of Washington Address View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone View Posting for Agency Contact Website

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hearings, administrative law, pleadings, writing, arbitration, depositions, licensing, legislation, torts, civil rights, microsoft excel, criminal justice, public law, court proceedings, paralegals

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