With the end of the 2014 school year, Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services of Southeast Los Angeles County has welcomed a new class of summer law student interns. Every summer, LASOC and CLS accept interns from law schools all over Southern California (and sometimes the state and country) to serve our local client community.
This year’s interns hail from Whittier Law School, Western State, UCLA, Pepperdine, Southwestern, USC, Loyola, Chapman, Trinity Law School, UCI and more. They also represent all class levels: 1L, 2L, and 3L. In both Los Angeles and Orange counties, they will serve victims of domestic violence, assist in eviction defense, attend to divorce and child custody cases, and lend services to administrative law cases such as termination or suspension of government benefits and elder law.
We are excited to share that our interns have already begun important work for our low-income families and senior citizens in the area. Our interns will provide their services researching, writing, and (for those who are certified) representing our clients under the supervision of our dedicated staff attorneys. During their internships, these interns will gain invaluable lawyering skills, such as interviewing and identifying fact patterns, all while serving clients who may otherwise not have another chance.
Congratulations, and welcome!