Lawyers Alliance for New York's Board, staff, and volunteer attorneys are an unparalleled team of professionals who, together with our donors, are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in low-income communities throughout New York City. Each year our legal staff, joined by more than 1,800 volunteer attorneys from 130 law firms and corporate legal departments, serves thousands of nonprofits working in all five boroughs.
Our nonprofit clients receive legal counsel on corporate structure and governance, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other business and transactional law issues that are critical to their operations. In addition, we present dozens of educational workshops and offer a series of publications, all designed to help nonprofit managers meet the legal challenges that they face when pursuing their missions. By specializing in business and transactional legal services for nonprofits, Lawyers Alliance directly impacts the nonprofit sector and New York City communities. Our services greatly enhance our clients' performance, which translates into expanded and improved programs for the families, children and adults who need them most.
2019 Summer Undergraduate Internship: Lawyers Alliance seeks a motivated rising college junior or senior for a volunteer unpaid internship during the summer of 2019. The intern will work in the office Monday through Thursday. The intern will:
- Conduct online research related to the nonprofit sector and pro bono trends and assist Lawyers Alliance staff in gathering and analyzing research;
- Follow up with clients and volunteer attorneys regarding recently closed matters;
- Participate in Lawyers Alliance's client intake and screening process;
- Collaborate with staff members at various levels dedicated to nonprofit organizations improving low income communities; and
- Complete other projects as requested.
Ideal candidate will be a motivated, detail-oriented team player who takes initiative and knows when to seek guidance on projects. We welcome candidates who are flexible and have a positive attitude.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Intern19@lawyersalliance.org. No phone inquiries please.
Summer Legal Internship Program: Lawyers Alliance for New York hosts a 10 week unpaid summer internship program for law students interested in careers in business and transactional legal work and public interest work. This summer internship program provides opportunities for students to gain professional, practical work experience on legal matters in a dynamic learning environment. Summer law student interns work closely with staff attorneys to provide direct representation to clients on real estate, employment, intellectual property, tax, corporate governance and other nonprofit law areas critical to their operations. Working with our staff, law students will field and respond to legal questions and inquiries from clients and non-clients, conduct legal research, draft memoranda, attend workshops and webinars and assist in the development of new workshops and trainings, participate in client and volunteer attorney outreach, assist with updating and drafting publications, and conduct case monitoring. Specific examples of last summer's assignments include assisting with client intake for Legacy College Prep Charter School, assisting with a real estate construction loan closing for Community Access, updating materials in connection with a Lawyers Alliance employment workshop for nonprofit managers, and preparing a legal alert for distribution to clients on paid family leave in New York.
School Year Legal Internships: Lawyers Alliance for New York offers unpaid internships for law students during the school year on the basis of student interest, attorney availability, and client need. For more information, please contact Legal Director Elizabeth Perez at email@example.com.
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