Legal Internship Program

Summer 2019

The Act Summer Legal Internship Program offers students the opportunity to learn first-hand about the intersection of faith, law, and Biblical justice by active and meaningful participation in Act’s work.

Act (Advocates for Community Transformation) is a rapidly growing non-profit justice organization offering a new model of ministry that uses the legal system to empower inner-city residents to fight crime on their streets while sharing with them the hope of the gospel. Act’s vision is to see safe neighborhoods, where crime is no longer tolerated and dignity and hope are restored. Act currently serves multiple neighborhoods in Dallas, TX and is positioned for expansion. The organization operates as a 501c3 with 30+ full-time employees and a $4 million annual budget.

 

Act is seeking exceptional law students who are smart, tenacious, energetic, organized, and flexible. They will use their skills, experience and creativity to add significant value to Act’s various departments. The Legal Intern will use his or her skills, experience and creativity to assist the Legal Operations Department in the following areas:

  • Request, analyze and summarize open records data related to crime properties and abandoned homes

  • Develop case strategy based on open records data and present recommendations to the VP of Field Operations

  • Educate community members concerning legal rights regarding estate planning and property rights

  • Research and summarize relevant legal matters

  • Organize and support community will clinics

  • Gain casework and litigation experience

  • Participate in neighborhood safety canvassing

The Legal Intern must possess a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and an understanding and passion for social justice. Work requires a servant-leader who possesses a teachable spirit, strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and administrative skills and exhibits initiative and tenacity.

Education and Experience:

-       Rising second or third year at an accredited law school

-       Interest in civil litigation

-        In-depth knowledge of Westlaw and/or Lexis  

 

Details:

Compensation - $12/hour

Hours: 30hr/week

Dates: May 27, 2019 – August 16, 2019

Please forward your resume, cover letter, and statement of faith* by email to recruitment@actforjustice.org

*Statement of Faith: A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant to your involvement with Act. It should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current place of worship.