UA Domestic Violence Law Clinic (DVLC)

Sponsor Organization

Domestic Violence Law Clinic (DVLC)

Location

UA College of Law

Description

Description

The Domestic Violence Law Clinic (DVLC) at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law provides students the opportunity to assist survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) with legal issues, including representing them to obtain Orders of Protection against their abusers. The DVLC is an interdisciplinary legal clinic that provides IPV survivors with pro bono legal services and advice, while connecting clients to needed non-legal services.

  • Reviewing applications for legal assistance from survivors of intimate partner violence
  • Conduct phone intake with clients to identify potential legal issues and to obtain necessary information
  • Making direct contact with our student attorneys to assist with the assignment and closing of cases. · Assist the Directing Attorney –with client cases including order of protection, custody, and immigration · Participate in the drafting of legal research and creation of self-help materials for self-represented clients · Participate in advancing projects intended to improve the lives of survivors of intimate partner violence as a whole.

Internship Available

  • Fall
  • Spring

Deadlines

At least 4 weeks before the enrollment term.

Spring: December 1
Fall: July 1

Purpose of the internship

This internship provides an opportunity to gain an overall understanding of the legal system. Those wishing to gain experience in the legal field and also wanting to have an excellent view of what the practice of law is, will be interested. Interns will be exposed to a variety of areas, with primary focus on family law and process.

Agency minimum qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Commitment to creating a welcoming and positive environment and desire to be of service to clients who are survivors/victims of intimate partner violence.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in learning legal case management software.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills. Highly dependable & punctual.
  • Thoroughness in work.
  • Patience with individuals who may have PTSD, TBI, other mental health challenges, or substance abuse issues, or be homeless.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Agency preferred qualifications

Spanish language proficiency, experience or familiarity with survivors of trauma, and communication skills.

How to apply

Send applications to nkatirai@arizona.edu. Applications should include a resume and cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in and suitability for the internship.

Agency/Organization Website link: https://law.arizona.edu/domestic-violence-law-clinic