The Workers’ Rights Clinic hosts free weekly clinics to assist low-income community members with employment-related legal issues. Students will conduct one-on-one interviews with clients, and then complete research alongside an attorney to provide the client legal advice. As long as classes remain online, all client interactions will take place over the phone and all clinic-related gatherings will be done via Zoom. Students can expect to encounter and become familiar with a broad range of legal issues, such as employment discrimination, worker’s compensation, and workplace torts. Students will also gain skills in client advising, issue spotting, and legal research. Prior to every session, a local attorney will give a short Zoom lecture on a specific topic in employment law.
Supervision: Students will receive training from and be supervised by attorneys from Legal Aid at Work.
Time Commitment: Students will be split up into two groups, so that each student will commit to working every other Thursday evening (biweekly). Sessions start at 5:30pm PST and run approximately three hours. If student counselors ever need to miss a session, it is their responsibility to find another student to swap weeks with them.
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