The Employment Law Group® law firm is a boutique employment law firm, representing public- and private-sector executives and employees in multiple practice areas including under the Whistleblower Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the False Claims Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
We strive to create an enriching and rewarding work environment where our employees can advance their careers by learning, developing and honing litigation and trial capabilities. The Employment Law Group thrives on collaboration, creating a work environment where ideas are encouraged and respected.
Careers in employment law can begin with a position as a Litigation Law Clerk. The Employment Law Group’s Law Clerks are all evening division law students who supplement and amplify their legal education with practical, hands-on experience in the legal arena. Our Law Clerks are able to observe the practice of law, and they begin learning how to litigate and try cases in state and federal court. Under the supervision of our attorneys, Law Clerks provide support through every stage of litigation. They are given many responsibilities including researching complex legal issues, assisting on preliminary drafts of pleadings and motions, and assisting with witness preparation. Law Clerks learn how to interact with clients and are often given the opportunity to attend hearings and trials with The Employment Law Group’s attorneys.
Current job opportunities are listed below. Apply now to join our team!
Litigation Law Clerk
Evening law school students only
ATTENTION EVENING LAW STUDENTS!
Are you a 1st-year or 2nd-year evening law school student eager to jump-start your legal career? Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role in a fast-paced and collaborative legal work environment? Apply today to join The Employment Law Group® law firm!
The Employment Law Group represents employees who stand up to wrongdoing in the workplace with practice areas including whistleblower, qui tam, and discrimination law. We are looking for current 1st-year (Class of 2021) and 2nd-year (Class of 2020) evening law students at D.C.-area law schools (American, Catholic, Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington, UDC, University of Maryland, or University of Baltimore) to join our team as full-time Litigation Law Clerks.
Throughout their TELG tenure, Law Clerks gain substantive hands-on legal experience that develops their lawyering skills daily as they learn legal procedure, litigation strategy, and client advocacy through their work. This is an excellent opportunity for evening students to put their law school education to practical use; to gain a better understanding of the practice of law; and to see first-hand how strong work product can have a great impact on our clients, our practice, and case precedent.
Law Clerks work directly with Principals and Litigation Associates on cases to provide high-level assistance throughout all phases of litigation and trial work. Duties include:
- Case management of a diverse portfolio of legal matters
- Writing comprehensive drafts of legal documents, including but not limited to complaints, substantive preliminary and trial motions and oppositions, discovery requests and responses, deposition notes, and appeal motions
- Extensive client contact and communication with opposing counsel, co-counsel, and experts
- Performing substantive and procedural legal research
- Calendaring meetings, depositions, hearings, trial dates, and other events as necessary for attorneys and other attendees
- Client billing, including posting daily time entries
- Other responsibilities as assigned
The ideal candidate is a proactive and highly motivated professional with strong organizational, legal writing, time management, and communication skills.
Our firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package and paid educational leave days in addition to PTO. Law clerks are provided with training, support, and flexibility to balance busy caseloads with their evening school schedule.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcript, and a recent legal writing sample for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be conducted in February 2018, with available start dates in March 2018.
JDs, LLM STUDENTS, AND MAY 2018 GRADUATES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND SHOULD NOT APPLY.
The Employment Law Group® law firm is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and selects qualified candidates for any vacant position without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, family status, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies apply to all employment procedures and practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion/demotion, transfer, training, compensation, disciplinary action, termination, and all activity sponsored by The Employment Law Group.