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Legal Services/Client Based

Fall; Spring; Summer

Family Law; Immigration; Poverty Law/Civil Rights Law

Community Advocacy; Counseling; Interviewing

Work Description

We provide direct legal services in civil and humanitarian immigration matters,
specializing in trauma-informed services for survivors of human trafficking and
immigrants in crisis. We also provide community education, professional training, and
policy consulting.

We intend to engage externs in many aspects of our work – taking into consideration our
needs and each extern’s skills, experience, and interest – including client services from
intake to case close, nonprofit programming and management (such as communication
and program development/implementation/evaluation), and policy research and analysis
on issues affecting our clients. Externs will also likely be given the opportunity to assist
with policy research and analysis for Libby Coles in her role as Chair of the North
Carolina Human Trafficking Commission.

Preferred course work: Immigration Law, Family Law, Criminal Law. Helpful
skills/experiences: fluency in Spanish, background in social work, experience working in
the UNC immigration and DV clinics or elsewhere with immigrants and trauma survivors.
Externs do not need to be certified. We do not prohibit outside legal work.

An additional application form will be required before the interview.

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