Position: The Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School has an immediate opening for a Clinical Fellow. The position in within the Estate Planning Project of the Veterans Legal Clinic. The Estate Planning Project—through which Harvard Law students also receive hands-on training in lawyering skills—provides free legal representation to low-income disabled veterans on matters such as wills, powers of attorneys, healthcare proxies, living wills, trusts, special needs trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and probate of estates. The goal of the Project’s representation is to help each veteran attain the maximum degree of control over financial, health, and family decision making. Many of the Project’s clients have multiple service-connected disabilities and/or face chronic or terminal illnesses. The Clinical Fellow will oversee the Project’s docket, maintain community and pro bono partnerships, represent clients, and train and supervise law students who enroll in the Veterans Legal Clinic and who seek to develop skills in estate planning practice. The position represents a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic public interest law office within Harvard Law School’s clinical program. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is for an initial one-year appointment. The possibility of reappointment depends on performance, the availability of funding, and project requirements.
- Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Candidates must have earned a J.D. no more than 3 years ago, have at least 1 year of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.
Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice advocacy. Prior experience working on veterans issues and/or in clinical legal education a plus.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reports to Clinical Professor of Law
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various type 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 the position.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.