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Careers in legal aid

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:55 pm
by sev
hello! Noticed we didn't have a thread for us legal aid folks.

I'll be starting this fall with a legal aid firm in the lower midwest/south-central--any other legal aid folks around here?

Mostly I just wanted to start the community here, but also open to hearing if anyone had ideas about how to improve legal aid's effectiveness (if you've worked in it) or mistakes that you see legal aid making (if you work opposite/do pro bono work in partnership). Trying to hear as much advice as possible before starting!

Re: Careers in legal aid

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:30 am
by Nebby
I know there's at least two on here - hopefully they see this thread!

Re: Careers in legal aid

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:52 am
by Kümmel
I'm not really sure if we have any active posters in that type of legal aid. What kind of work will you be doing?

Re: Careers in legal aid

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:04 pm
by sev
Kümmel wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:52 am
I'm not really sure if we have any active posters in that type of legal aid. What kind of work will you be doing?
Mostly housing work, which is what I've done through law school, but definitely want to help with the tax clinic where I can. We'll see--managing attorney said that people can rotate around.

Re: Careers in legal aid

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:42 pm
by Kümmel
oh that's pretty cool. i always imagined the southwest type legal aid places to be a kinda general practice

Re: Careers in legal aid

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:58 pm
by sev
The offices in the small towns certainly are, but I'm based in one of the metro areas where they're more specialized. I'm not super picky though, so at least at first I'm kind of hoping they throw a bit of everything at me.