LSJA represents a number of individuals currently serving life or other extreme sentences for offenses that occurred during their youth. We are presently seeking fellows (15 hrs/week) to assist with factual and record investigation in these matters. Fellow responsibilities are likely to include record collection and review, interviewing of the client’s social network, correspondence with the client, drafting of memorandum and declarations, and potentially correspondence and collaboration with expert witnesses. Interns will be involved in strategic decision-making concerning the framing of litigation and will have access and input regarding any court filings and proceedings. The position is unpaid but there is a possibility of future employment.
- Client record collection (juvenile, child protective services, school, criminal, other) and review;
- Client and fact witness interviewing and memo writing;
- Regular client correspondence;
- Participation in strategic case discussions and decision-making;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Strong interpersonal skills (experience interviewing a plus);
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission.