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Legal Internship (ID: 105731) for Fall 2017

Agency/Facility

Office of Temp and Disability Asst

40 North Pearl Street
Albany , NY 12243

Division/Unit: Office of Legal Affairs

 

Web Site: http://www.otda.ny.gov(New Window)

 

Proposal Information

Description:

Interns working with the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) will work under the supervision of an attorney on tasks that may include reviewing and analyzing legislation and regulations; participating in the drafting of litigation documents; assisting in legal research on assigned matters for use in the preparation of correspondence and legal opinions; participating in the writing and reviewing of contracts and Requests for Proposals (RFPs); assisting in compliance with Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests; research on labor employment issues; drafting and implementing litigation holds; electronic discovery support; support for the development and update of information security, privacy, confidentiality and compliance policies and procedures to meet agency legal obligations; and performing such other functions as required by the needs of the office. The positions will be filled based upon availability and approval by the agency.

This would be an excellent placement for students interested in governmental regulation and function, business law, information security/privacy/confidentiality/compliance issues, social services law, litigation, administrative law, public policy and open government law.

Minimum of 10 hours per week, but both full-time and part-time internship opportunities are available.

Preference will be given to qualified students who have completed at least one year of study from an accredited law school.

***Please note this is an unpaid internship opportunity.

 

Skills:

Multi-task

Attentive to detail

Solid writing skills

Good time management skills

 

Internship Areas: Legal Specialties

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing 2nd Year Law Student

Minimum Standing: 1st Year Law Student

Degree Concentrations: Legal Studies