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As profiled in the New York Times and elsewhere, law school does not teach "lawyering", but for those interested in going to law school, we provide the opportunity to learn how to "lawyer" by being trained as a Legal Assistant with the goal of eventually managing multiple litigation and transactions projects and receiving hands-on experience in a friendly, collegial atmosphere.
This real-world experience has helped our program alumnae excel at Top 10 law schools followed by success at a variety of career paths, including law firms, law departments and academia. The program requires a full-time, two-year commitment and a desire to pursue your human potential in advance of making the three year commitment to law school.
We are a premier Silicon Valley high-tech law firm located in downtown Palo Alto, representing a diverse array of cutting-edge entrepreneurs for nearly three decades. Our focus on IP litigation, including patent, trade secret, copyright and trademark issues, positions us uniquely in Silicon Valley as well as nationally and internationally. We are Lawyers for the Digital Economy® and we train our people with the goal of producing the next generation of lawyers for the future Internet-based economy.
A) Legal research including finding and analyzing cases, statutes and other relevant authorities using online databases.
B) Fact research and development, including participation in client interviews, depositions, understanding critical technologies and writing factual summaries.
C) Case management, such as tracking critical deadlines, ensuring project completion, maintaining case files, interacting with clients and preparing trials, arbitrations and mediations.
D) Advanced writing assignments including preparation of briefs, motions, and other pleadings following weekly and monthly seminars on those topics.
E) Work with attorneys and other more senior legal assistants in the continuing education of the firm on the latest developments in the legal field.
Required Demonstrable Skills:
1) A four-year degree from a top-tier college or university
2) A strong work ethic and the drive to meet or beat deadlines.
3) A genuine interest in the law and/or a career in the legal world.
4) A strong desire to learn, especially about IP law, litigation and technology.
5) Strong organizational and time-management skills with excellent written and other communication skills.
6) The ability to work as part of a team as well as remain motivated when working on your own.
If you are interested in this position, are willing to make a full-time, two-year commitment to the Firm, and possess all of the required skills, we want to hear from you!
Please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample, and copy of your college transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reviewing your qualifications and will respond quickly.