Ohio Environmental Council, October 1, 2021
Read the full internship posting and details at https://www.lcv.org/careers/internship-opportunities/law-clerk/
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.
LCV is seeking a Law Clerk who will support the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel in a variety of issue areas. 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. Key practice areas include federal and state election law, nonprofit tax law and governance, ethics and gift rules, contracts, employment and labor law, intellectual property, telecommunications, data and cybersecurity. Please note that the work of the Legal & Strategic Initiatives department generally does not involve environmental law issues.
The Law Clerk will gain experience working in an issue advocacy nonprofit organization, and a greater understanding of the multi-faceted aspects of serving as in-house counsel for a complex family of organizations. The Law Clerk will work primarily with the attorneys in the Legal & Strategic Initiatives department, but may also work cross-departmentally with staff in other departments on specific assignments. 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.
Law Clerk Will Gain Experience in:
To Apply: Send a cover letter in which you specify the program structure that you prefer (Part-time or Full-time Internship, or Externship for academic credits), and your resume to email@example.com with “Law Clerk” in the subject line no later than October 24, 2021. No phone calls, please.
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.
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