Lakeshore Legal Aid - Paid Summer Internship - Metro Detroit

Organization Overview:

Lakeshore Legal Aid serves low-income people, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in a holistic manner to address clients’ legal issues and improve our communities. Lakeshore provides free direct legal representation in southeast Michigan and the thumb and client intake, advice, and brief legal services throughout Michigan via our attorney-staffed hotline. Our practice areas include housing, family, consumer, elder, education, and public benefits law.

Position Overview:

Lakeshore is seeking dedicated college students interested in a career in the legal field or public interest work to work as Summer 2022 Interns in Lakeshore’s offices. Interns may support attorneys advocating and litigating on behalf of low-income and senior clients in Wayne, Oakland, St. Clair, and Macomb counties. Interns will greet clients, provide client screening, intake new client matters, and obtain detailed information from clients about their case. Interns are expected to treat clients, co-workers, and others with dignity and respect. This position is seasonal based on school semesters.


  • Interview clients, record the nature of the legal problem, the client’s anticipated problem resolution, what the client expects the office to do and by when, and present the information to one or more attorneys according to office case acceptance procedures or process files according to partner program referral protocols.
  • Open client case files and assist in case processing and statistics as
  • Gather, process and upload faxes and documents for current or potential
  • Gather documents and obtain information from current or potential clients and third
  • Sort, distribute, and post mail as
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of legal pleadings and documents, letters, and other tasks for attorney litigation support. Operation of all office equipment (computers, copier, phone systems, postage meter, etc.), including use of software programs necessary to generate required documents and reports, voicemail, email, text, and access to internet resources.
  • Assist with general clerical tasks such as supplies, copying, report preparation, word- processing, file preparation and maintenance, file closing, and general filing.
  • Assist with court filing, document delivery or pick-up, and other errands as
  • Ensure compliance with funding
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the supervising attorney, a director, CEO, or a CEO designee.

Qualifications/Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or its equivalent and at least two years of relevant advanced education, or at least two years of relevant work experience serving clients.
  • Ability to commit to work for 24-40 hours per week starting May 23, 2022, through August 12,
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest
  • Excellent writing and oral communication
  • Ability to organize, plan, prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under


The hourly rate for this position is $15/per hour. Applicants must be able to start on May 23, 2022. Please include your preferences, if any, regarding working remotely, in-person, or in a hybrid work environment in a Summer 2022 internship position.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume at our website

** Applications will be accepted until 5 pm, May 8, 2022 **

LLA values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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