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Professional/Graduate Student Intern

Company: City of Corona, CA
Location: Corona
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:


$38,833.60 - $47,361.60 Annually


Corona, CA

Job Type



City Attorney

Job Number



This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time without advance notice. The next review of applications will occur on February 20, 2023.

The Professional /Graduate Student Internship offers Juris Doctorate students an opportunity to gain critical work experience in a fast paced, professional and challenging work environment. This position offers a year-round part-time schedule with flexible hours based on the selected candidate's school schedule. The ideal candidate will be a current 2L or 3L law student (23-24 school year) and able to work 20 hours/ week during the summer and 12-15 hours/week during the school year.
This intern position will have the opportunity to perform research and administrative activities for the City Attorney's Office while working closely with supervising attorneys on all phases of City litigation on the behalf of the City Council, City departments and various boards and commissions.

Please note that in order for your application packet to be complete you must attach the following documents to your online application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Most recent law school transcripts

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.
    • Assists in the preparation of cases for hearing/trial, performing research, as needed, and conferring with attorneys and other City staff.
    • Assists in interpreting and applying laws, court decisions and other legal authorities.
    • Retrieves files and assembles documents for use by attorney staff.
    • Attends staff or other meetings as requested.
    • Present oral and written reports.
    • Prepare routine correspondence.
    • Provides support for other clerical staff.
      QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES Knowledge of: The principles of civil and criminal law and the methods and practices of pleading; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; legal research methods and how to prepare briefs and opinions. Ability to: Analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents to legal problems; present statements of law, fact and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form; establish and maintain harmonious and cooperative relationships with department staff members, other City employees, and the public; perform legal research and prepare legal opinions; evaluate complaints and obtain information through personal interviews. Education/Training/Experience: A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined above is the completion of the first year of an accredited law school program, or successful completion of the California First Year Law Students Examination and current enrollment in a law school. Licenses/Certificates: A valid Class C California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's Vehicle Insurance Policy
      The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment and recreation equipment; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, squat and crouch. The employee occasionally stands and walks; lifts and moves documents and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

      Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; work with constant interruptions; and interact with officials and the public.

      Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. The employee works under typical office conditions; the noise level is usually quiet.

Keywords: City of Corona, CA, Corona , Professional/Graduate Student Intern, Other , Corona, California

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