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Intern/Clerkship - Community Revitalization Project (CRP)

Company: Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

CLERKSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Law Clerks - Community Revitalization Project (Unpaid) CLOSING DATE: Closed When Filled LOCATIONS: Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, and Lubbock DESCRIPTION: Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT) is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides high-quality free civil legal services to low-income persons and groups from 15 offices in North and West Texas. LANWT is the fifth largest legal aid firm in the United States. OVERVIEW: LANWT seeks dynamic, self-starting law students who have vision, initiative, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law benefiting low-income communities for its Community Revitalization Project (CRP) at various locations throughout its service area. Law clerks will be responsible for assisting attorneys in providing legal services, advocacy, and transaction work in the following areas of community revitalization:

Affordable Fair Housing - increasing access to fair housing; removing barriers to developing and maintaining affordable housing for individuals; educating communities regarding fair housing issues; eliminating discriminatory housing practices and ensuring the affordability, accessibility, and integration of public housing, subsidized housing, and private housing. Environmental Justice - addressing environmental injustices, including exposure to high levels of pollution, health impacts related to exposure of pollution, resulting community deterioration; and protecting low-income communities from environmental hazards. Community Development and Advocacy - ensuring the right to meaningful input on matters affecting the community; advocating to promote economic justice; ensuring fair allocation of infrastructure resources; combating predatory lending practices; and addressing displacement, substandard housing, high crime, and other public safety issues in low-income communities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Law clerks work with attorneys on case development, outreach, and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk's primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, assist with community education, and to develop case strategies and legal theories. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing legal documents, attend administrative and/or court proceedings, and to meet with clients and experts. Clerks will be afforded the opportunity to work alongside the state's most prominent advocates in the fields of affordable fair housing, environmental law, and community development. Please submit a cover letter expressing interest, a writing sample, a resume, and a list of professional references during the application process. LEGAL AID OF NORTHWEST TEXAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER VETERANS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Keywords: Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Lubbock , Intern/Clerkship - Community Revitalization Project (CRP), Other , Lubbock, Texas

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