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PAID LEGAL INTERNSHIP

The goal of the legal internship is to educate the intern on what the practice of law is like on a day to day basis. The internship experience is simulated after the performance section of the attorney bar examination where the examinee is expected to complete a task based on a managing partner’s memo, case file, and provided sample. Our goal is to train each intern to be able to complete over 70% of the work required for a legal case by the end of the internship. We treat our interns as if they are first year associates out of law school or business school. However, no business or legal experience is required; we are confident in our training program and are primarily looking for candidates who are smart, hardworking and curious.

The internship will be split into two parts. The first part will be the training period where the intern becomes familiar with the entirety of the case flow process. Once the intern graduates from the training period, then the intern will begin the apprenticeship and work under the direction of the attorney and process cases.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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Working under Attorney supervision, intern will prepare persuasive, legally compliant, and well-written letters of support for various cases
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Drafting legal briefs and motions, business plans, affidavits, client testimonies, company minutes and corporate memorandums
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Creating Excel Charts, Graphs, and other documents to support briefs and letters
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Engaging with various government entities such as the IRS, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, and consulates/embassies abroad
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Conducting Legal research to improve arguments and persuasion
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Assisting in completing immigration, family, and business law filings
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Brainstorming case strategy with the attorney while interviewing clients
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Communicate with Paralegals and Staff, and provide support with writing and projects
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Managing and prioritizing concurrent projects to meet rolling deadlines

COMPENSATION

The internship consists of an unpaid training period, followed by the paid apprenticeship. Details will be discussed with the applicant during the phone interview.

In addition to the hourly pay, each intern will be mentored by the managing partner whose goal is to grow the strengths of each intern by giving them ample opportunity to exercise his or her strengths. By doing this, the managing partner acts as a career counselor in addition to being a mentor. This internship does not lead to a job, but it is designed to be a stepping stone to propel interns towards their respective career goals. At the end of each internship, the managing partner will provide each intern with a thorough evaluation review and a letter of recommendation.

SCHEDULE/HOURS

If you wish to apply for this internship, please contact us. Each term consists of training (typically 2-3 months), followed by the internship itself.

TRAINING PERIOD:

  • Training will begin in the months preceding the internship
  • Please note the training period is unpaid.

APPRENTICESHIP:

  • There is a six-month commitment required in addition to the training period
  • The practice is open Monday to Friday, 9-6 pm.
  • Minimum weekly hour requirement during fall or spring is 12-20 hours
  • Minimum weekly hour requirement during summer is 20-40 hours

REQUIREMENTS

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Good academic standing (GPA above 3.5)
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Must be able to commit to at least 6 months
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Must be able to work at least 12 hours per week (with a flexible schedule)
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Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

APPLICATION PROCESS

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Submit a Resume and Cover-Letter specifying the position you are applying for and why you are interested in the position;
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If selected, you will be contacted for a phone-interview and will be asked to submit your current transcripts;
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Your phone-interview and application materials will be reviewed and if selected to move forward, you will be scheduled for an interview/field day.
**Please note we also accept students who are completing OPT/CPT. See International Student Internship for more details.
SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO INFO@TSANGSLAW.COM