Law Fellow - Pickering Fund

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 11, 2022
Closes
Jun 10, 2022
Ref
1538
Function
Other
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.

AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly champions the dignity and rights of vulnerable Washington, D.C. seniors 60-plus, providing free legal and social work services to those in need - empowering, defending, protecting, and helping thousands of clients each year in many areas of civil law.

The Law Fellow conducts legal research and writes legal memoranda, interviews clients, evaluates their legal problems, and determines appropriate assistance required. Provides additional litigation support, as required. Incumbent(s) in this position may perform all or a significant combination of duties depending on the designated operational assignment. The fellowship will last from Fall 2022 through Spring 2023.

Responsibilities

  • Performs case work under the supervision of an attorney including gathering facts and evidence, searching records and documents, conducting research, and/or contacting potential clients and witnesses to gather information.
  • Conducts legal research, writes legal memoranda, and assists with client work related to individual case representation, systemic issues, or special projects.
  • Maintains accurate, contemporaneous, and complete records and notes in the case management system concerning cases handled.
  • Prepares educational materials and participates in community outreach and workshops as requested.
  • Assists with the provision of legal information through speaking engagements, workshops, self-help seminars, and other ways to inform the public of our services.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • Minimum of 1 year completed at an accredited law school
  • A demonstrated interest in public interest law

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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