Reach Initiative Volunteer Law Clerks
Legal Aid of Nebraska, the statewide provider of free civil legal services to low-income Nebraskans, seeks two law students for unpaid clerkships with our REACH Initiative (Raising Effective Advocacy for Crime victims Health and safety). The REACH Initiative brings legal services to communities in central and western Nebraska by providing a range of civil legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence, elder abuse and exploitation. The preferred position location is Scottsbluff, North Platte or Grand Island, but it may be located in Lincoln or Omaha. Under the supervision of an attorney, law students have the opportunity to: conduct client interviews; obtain discovery and other evidence; assist attorneys in preparing for hearings and trials; conduct legal research; write briefs and other legal memoranda; draft documents and legal pleadings, assist in the representation of domestic violence and elder abuse victims; assist with community education and outreach presentations to partners and low-income individuals; prepare educational and informational materials; and learn about the court system in Nebraska including observing court proceedings. Some travel may be required.
To apply, please submit your letter of interest, resume, references and a writing sample limited to 3 pages to Erin Cihal, Director of Human Resources, at ecihal [at] legalaidofnebraska [dot] org. Please include your location preference. Position open until filled. EOE.