Advocates for Justice and Education (AJE) is seeking summer 2014 and/or fall 2014 law clerks who have a strong commitment to providing high quality advocacy on behalf of the clients AJE serve.
AJE is a non-profit organization that provides services and support to families with children who have special needs and/or other educational issues. AJE has been in existence since 1996 and was created to motivate and educate parents and those working with parents about the laws that govern special education and related services, as well as laws governing general education. AJE uses parent engagement through training, legal representation, and support to meet the most basic special education needs of low-income children and those living in poverty.
The law clerk is expected to volunteer a consistent number of hours per week. The law clerk will work under the supervision of the Director of Legal Services and Advocacy assisting the attorneys in serving clients with a variety of educational issues involving not only special education and general education laws, but also disability and civil rights laws. Law clerks will conduct client intake, draft letters to clients and school administrators, assist in the representation of families at school meetings, at disciplinary hearings, and due process hearings. Law clerks will also participate in community education by assisting with parent trainings and will engage in a myriad of research projects. The Law Clerk Program provides an exposure to a wide variety of interesting and challenging legal issues giving law students a unique opportunity to gain experience in the field of special education law and other interrelated laws governing students and students with disabilities.
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