Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) – Volunteer Legal Researcher or Intern, open until filled

Position: Volunteer Legal Research/Intern
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: 10-15 hours/week for an internship or 15-30 hours total for research project-based work
Location: Remote/Telecommute as SLRN is a national organization based in Washington D.C.
Application Process: Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Katherine Alteneder (SU Law ’96) at katherine@srln.org
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Katherine Alteneder, SRLN Coordinator, at katherine@srln.org.  For more general information, visit srln.org.

Work closely with SRLN (Self-Represented Litigation Network) on various research projects related to access to civil justice for self-represented litigants. The Legal Research Intern will gain invaluable legal research experience and exposure to various leaders at the forefront of the U.S. access to justice movement and will leave with a thorough understanding of what is happening to expand access on a state-by-state basis. For a spring internship, the commitment to work is 10-15 hours/week.  To do a one-time legal research project, the time commitment ranges from 15-30 hours, depending on the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with maintenance and data scrubbing of cloud based CRM of national access to justice leadership and activities as they relate to self-represented litigant reforms.
  • Provide legal research and information gathering to maintain and enhance statewide profiles of specific indicators for access to justice infrastructure. Legal research will include statutory and case law analysis, and information gathering will include internet research and personal inquiries.
  • Assist with national court forms analysis.

Qualifications and Requirements

Education and/or experience:

  • Must be currently enrolled in law school with outstanding academic credentials
  • Prior work experience preferred
  • Research background a plus
  • Interest in data collection and analysis also a plus
  • Nonprofit and/or organizing experience helpful

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Outstanding research and writing skills and strong oral communication skills
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, particularly given the remote nature of our work
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a diverse workload
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Demonstrated experience with database and spreadsheet management including Excel, Survey Monkey, Google Forms and cloud based project management tools
  • Ability to optimize tools available in Office Suite, Adobe and Google Apps
  • Basic coding experience a plus
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet or exceed deadlines, prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment
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