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Spring 2021 Paid Legal Internship

Milo Primeaux, Esq. (he/they) is a queer transgender civil rights attorney with a virtual solo practice in Upstate New York. He is currently seeking a 3L law student or recent law school graduate with strong legal research and writing skills for a part-time 10-week internship for Spring 2021. All work will be done remotely, so no need to travel, but you must have a reliable internet connection, cell service, computer with video capabilities, and access to Westlaw, Lexis, or a similar legal research platform.

Deadline for Application: Rolling until filled (pref. Jan. 1, 2021)

Dates: 10-14 weeks total

Primary Tasks:

  • Conduct significant legal research and writing for plaintiff-side discrimination claims in employment, healthcare access, education, housing, and/or public accommodations

  • Assist in preparation of complaints and rebuttals to file with state and/or federal administrative agencies (e.g., NYS Division of Human Rights, EEOC, HHS, HUD, etc.)

  • Remotely attend investigative conferences, settlement negotiations, and public hearings

  • Prepare and file transgender name change petitions

  • Conduct client and witness interviews

 

Professional Skills / Core Competency Requirements:

  • Strong legal research and writing skills

  • Highly organized and manage time well

  • Communicate clearly and unafraid to ask questions

  • Exhibit honesty and integrity while working remotely

  • Utilize intersectional and anti-oppression frameworks (systems thinking) in legal research, writing, and problem-solving

  • Center anti-racism principles in all work and interactions with clients

  • LGBTQ+ competent and respectful

  • Comfortably and confidently interact with people of all races, disabilities, gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations

  • Creative and resourceful, both in legal arguments and life generally

 

Compensation / Experience for You:

  • $4,000 stipend (no benefits)

  • Mentored by experienced civil rights attorney

  • Experience working in a solo / small practice

  • 2+ significant legal writing samples

  • Practice client interactions and engagement, as well as preparing and filing administrative complaints and name change petitions for NYS residents

 

Application Instructions:

To apply please send the following by e-mail to miloprimeauxesq@gmail.com by January 1, 2021:

(1) Cover letter

(2) Resume

(3) Two different kinds of writing samples (e.g., one memo of law and one complaint, petition, or other court filing)

(4) List of three professional references

 

The Law Office of Milo Primeaux, Esq. is a plaintiffs’-side civil rights practice with a focus on LGBTQ-related discrimination. An ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ rights, racial justice, disability justice, and public interest law. Transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive, queer, Black, indigenous, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

CONTACT / REQUEST HELP

Law Office of Milo Primeaux, Esq.

Civil Rights Practice |  LGBTQ+ Focus

P.O. Box 665, Dansville, NY 14437

Tel: (585) 612-1071

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