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veganchick

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where do you get summer legal research jobs?
« on: May 02, 2006, 06:14:32 PM »
Any clue where to get a legal research / writing summer position, i.e. assisting a lawyer with a project...  I'm trained on Westlaw and LexisNexis & live in the L.A. Area.  Not looking for a formal internship.

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Re: where do you get summer legal research jobs?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 09:34:26 PM »
I would just diligently peruse EAttorney a couple of times a week. You'll notice a bunch of random jobs seem to post right around the end of the semester for small firms. I wasn't selected for a single OCI, but still got a paid gig as the result of being diligent.

I've also heard you can find stuff on law crossing, but I've never used it.

If you're really desperate, you could always just call the local gov't and non-profits, and volunteer your services as a clerk...but, I think I would rather jump off a building and catch my eyelid on a rusty nail than clerk for free. 

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Re: where do you get summer legal research jobs?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 10:09:22 PM »
Thanks Dunner!  ;)
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Re: where do you get summer legal research jobs?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 10:59:53 PM »
If you work with the financial aid people, you can get work/study or a stipend from your law school to 'volunteer' for a agency with no money- I got bunches of writing experience last summer doing this for the PD and the Circuit Court.

If that isn't your speed, check with the bar association and get a list of small/solo firms and send some letters.

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Re: where do you get summer legal research jobs?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006, 11:16:37 PM »
More great ideas, thanks! Especially re: the ABA.  :-*  I'll send out some letters.
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