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Week of October 1, 2007

Paid Opportunity Ė Spanish translator

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in the Law Offices at Chicago-Kent would like to hire a student to translate for Spanish-speaking clients. The anticipated number of hours per week would be between 6-10 hours. Translations include making phone calls to set up appointments, individualizing form letters and possibly translate during a meeting between attorney and client. You would set up daytime hours that work best for you and then appointments would be scheduled during those hours.

This position pays $10 an hour. You must be eligible for work study and your eligibility will be verified upon receipt of your application. Please submit a letter of interest to Tracy Kish (tkish@kentlaw.edu) in the Law Offices. 

 

Public Interest Position - Paid Opportunity

There is an opening for current Chicago-Kent students who are eligible for work study. The Advice Desk at the Daley Center is now hiring students through a work study program to work in a paralegal/administrative position. The candidates will have an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, public interest environment while helping to provide administrative and paralegal help to make the Desk more efficient and therefore allow more clients to receive pro bono legal assistance. Some of the duties might include: greeting and identifying eligible clients, filling out or updating forms, database entry and maintenance, assisting elderly and disabled clients in retrieving their court files or finding a courtroom, etc.

The hours for the position are as follows: Monday afternoons and/or Wednesday afternoons and/or all day Fridays.

The Advice Desk provides interviewing, counseling, and limited representation to indigent defendants who seek assistance at the Circuit Court of Cook County. Approximately sixty percent of the cases involve eviction defense and forty percent involve tort, contract, personal injury and collection matters.

This position pays $10 an hour. You must be eligible for work study and your eligibility will be verified upon receipt of your application. Please submit a letter of interest to Prof. Pam Kentra (pkentra@kentlaw.edu) in the Law Offices.

 

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SPRING 2008 SEMESTER

Judicial Externship is a 4-credit hour Pass/Low Pass/Fail program open to students who have completed at least their first full year of law school and want to do legal research and writing for a federal appellate, district or magistrate judge or a designated Illinois appellate or circuit court judge.

Judicial Externship enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute to the resolution of those problems by writing memoranda and drafting opinions. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge or the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, as well as the specific problems confronted in the courtroom.

Informational Meeting

On Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 580 there will be a meeting for students who are interested in externing for one of the designated judges for the Spring 2008 Semesters. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply for a judicial externship.

Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.

Application Process

Applications for the Spring Judicial Externships are available both in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), and in the Career Services Office.

Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Monday, October 15th, at 5:00 p.m.

 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic

 

 

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