Job Posting: Clerkship – San Francisco

A summer clerkship with the Transgender Law Center will provide selected law students with a unique opportunity to gain a first-hand education in transgender law through providing direct legal assistance to transgender community members and their families, conducting legal research and writing, and participating in creating new legal publications. Prior experience or knowledge of transgender law is preferred, but not required. Clerks will receive regular training and supervision by TLC’s Staff Attorney.

Clerk duties include:

• Assist in drafting first-line responses to legal questions from California transgender community members and their families.

• Assist in drafting legal documents, such as name and gender change petitions, Medi-Cal appeals, and civil filings

• Conduct legal research and draft memos

• Assist in providing in-depth representation on issues such as health care access, employment and housing discrimination, ID documentation, and family law

• Assist in maintaining accuracy of existing TLC “Know Your Rights” materials and practice guides

• Assist in identifying appropriate topics and creating new publications

• Assist in scheduling and presenting Transgender Law 101 and related workshops to community groups and client populations throughout the state (including taking advantage of innovate electronic means of conducting distance learning trainings).

Transgender people and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as folks with the ability to speak additional languages, especially Spanish.

TLC is unable to provide compensation to our summer clerks. We encourage applicants to seek funding through their law schools or alternative sources.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample
electronically to ben@transgenderlawcenter.org

We will be accepting applications until February 6th 2009

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