About this Job
We are a boutique law firm that specializes in whistleblower/False Claims Act plaintiff representation, class action, and public policy advocacy. In addition to being litigators and trial lawyers, we get published in major newspapers and magazines regularly. (Please read the articles posted on our website. You will see they are all policy-related but non-partisan.) The boutique nature of our firm provides for a personal, substantive, hands-on, diverse, and – we hope – fun employment experience.
We are looking for a student who wants to take advantage of a semester off and gain real-world legal and research experience. We are looking for someone with terrific non-legal research skills. (A familiarity with Westlaw or Lexis would be helpful, but we will teach you how to use those tools.) We want someone who has a sincere interest in learning how to write well. (You will learn that good writing involves rewriting and rewriting and …)
In this internship, you will do research in diverse areas. Much of it will involve potential and existing cases. Some of it will be more, “What if…” Our current interns have seen their research incorporated into complaints, briefs, and deposition questions. Some of your work will result in articles being published, and some will die on the vine. So, please read the articles on our website to see if what we do truly interests you – and if you think you can make a contribution.
You will also have to be eager to roll up your sleeves and help out on a variety of necessary (and sometimes tedious) tasks. In addition to legal research, litigation often requires lots of document review, sorting, and analysis. Some of that will be pretty interesting, but occasionally it will just feel like drudge work. Because almost every company requires new clients to keep the lights on, we also do some marketing, and will need your help with those initiatives. That will involve design, writing, editing, social media postings, and more. An interest in the law is important; you may not be sure about going to law school, but a sincere curiosity about the law is essential. So too is an understanding of history and current events. Most importantly, you must be intellectually curious and willing to work hard and learn.
Compensation and Location
This is a paid position that will be remote to start, with the hope that safe in-person interactions can resume soon, depending on future Covid-19 circumstances.
Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to learn about the internship experience from a fellow student, you can email Lydia Hill at Lydia@pollockcohen.com
About Pollock Cohen LLP
We are a three-year-old law firm with a “start-up” mentality. That means that everyone rolls up their sleeves and participates in almost every project. Happily, we have very interesting cases and a superb, growing team. (Currently we have six attorneys and hope to add more soon.) Pollock Cohen LLP does very good legal work. That should not be surprising; experienced, accomplished attorneys should do first-rate work. There are two things that are different about us. First, we “punch above our weight class.” Second is our approach – and ability – to help clients solve problems. We approach challenges strategically, creatively, and thoughtfully – both inside the courtroom and outside the four corners of a legalistic approach. In fact, that perspective and skillset are what distinguish Pollock Cohen LLP from most other very good law firms.
Pollock Cohen LLP is very much a litigation-oriented law firm. We like trying cases. But, more importantly, we like solving our clients’ problems. Sometimes, that means using tools and strategies that other firms may not even consider. (Or, if they do, they are decidedly secondary.) You know the expression: If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. At PC, we have – and use – a different and more extensive tool kit.
Winter/Spring 2021 Legal Internship
About this Job