Title: Law Clerk – Summer 2024
Department: Legal & Strategic Initiatives
Reports to: Associate General Counsel
Location: Flexible (the Law Clerk may decide whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Duration: Up to 12 Weeks – May – August 2024 (start and end dates flexible)
Schedule and Compensation: 40 hours per week, $20.00 per hour (unless otherwise funded)
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.
The Legal & Strategic Initiatives department, which serves as in-house general counsel to the organization, consists of three attorneys and advises on a wide variety of legal matters. The department specializes in advising the LCV family of organizations (a 501(c)(4), 501(c)(3), and several PACs) on their advocacy, electoral, and civic engagement activities, as well as legal compliance and risk management in their operations and employment practices.
LCV is seeking a Law Clerk who will support its legal team on a variety of issues ranging from labor and employment law questions, intellectual property, telecommunications, data and cybersecurity, federal and state election law, nonprofit tax law and governance, and ethics and gift rules, etc. Please note that the work of the Legal & Strategic Initiatives department generally does not involve environmental law issues.
The Law Clerk will primarily engage in legal research, writing and analysis of varying levels of formality and complexity, including analyzing legislation and litigation impacting LCV’s activities or operations. The Law Clerk will also be asked to prepare guidance documents on legal issues for non-legal staff, and/or to assist in preparing and conducting training for non-legal staff. The Law Clerk may also learn more about grantmaking and campaign finance compliance obligations.
LCV offers sick leave, paid holidays, and voting leave to interns.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The writing sample is usually a document you wrote in the past for a class, job or law/business journal. It should highlight your legal reasoning and analytical skills. It is fine if it has been revised as a result of feedback from others as long as you are the one who made the revisions. Three to twelve pages is appropriate (if possible, provide an entire product, but if you cannot due to the length requirement, please provide the portion that better reflects your legal reasoning).