A senior Texas and international human rights lawyer and Research Professor of Law at the University of Makeni in Sierra Leone, who will be based in San Antonio, Texas for two years working for a non-profit organization protecting refugees and detainees and on his own pro bono cases seeks a volunteer assistant who is interested in learning about law, especially international human rights law.
The volunteer assistant would undertake the following tasks, among others:
- basic legal research;
- keeping office records;
- keeping case records;
- writing correspondence;
- maintaining and working to develop websites related to the lawyer's work; and,
- other tasks as may be defined during the course of the volunteer opportunity.
The volunteer assistant will be carrying out his or her functions for The Law Office of Dr Curtis FJ Doebbler, which represents only pro bono clients. The Law Office is in the home of the lawyer in South San Antonio and has video surveillance for security.
The volunteer assistant will be paid a stipend 150 USD per week and expected to work from 6:30 am to 10:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The skills the volunteer will learn are:
- how to organize a pro bono law practice;
- how to undertake legal research;
- how to communicate with others in or connected to the law professions;
- how to develop, promote, and work on projects aiming to enhance the protection of human rights.
- Google Apps
- Microsoft Office Suite
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- 16.5 hours/week, Tue-Wed-Thurs, 6:30 am to 11 am