Project GRACE (Guided Re-entry and Community Education)

Legal Intern #ST
1 position, unpaid
20-40 hours per week (flexible)  
May 21-August 3, 2018

Description:  The intern will be supervised by Sha’na Terry, Staff Attorney and be responsible for performing legal research in the main substantive areas that ex-offenders encounter when attempting to re-integrate into society.  Areas such as expungement/sealing of criminal records, driver’s license issues and more will be covered. Duties include but are not limited to meeting with clients, preparing pleadings, corresponding with courts/opposing counsel, and preparing arrest and conviction petitions. The intern will also assist with preparing a primer for expungement law. 

The goal of this program is to introduce an intern to the Guided Re-entry and Community Education program, develop legal skills and provide a deeper understanding of the Clinic’s prophetic call to “Seek justice, defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. (Isaiah 1:17).  

Qualifications: Law students (1L, 2L or 3L) with experience or willingness to learn about the following areas of law:  expungement of criminal records, family law, public benefits, landlord-tenant, bankruptcy, and consumer law, are preferable but not required.

Application Materials and Deadline:  Please submit a cover letter referencing the Project Grace Legal Intern #ST, resume, and unofficial law school transcript by February 9, 2018 to the attention of Kathleen Bloxsome, Volunteer Coordinator at kbloxsome@nclegalclinic.org   Please note that positions may be filled on a rolling basis prior to this deadline.