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A Professional Organization of Social Workers in The United States Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking a highly driven third year law clerk with a strong interest in social justice, advocacy, and nonprofit law to work in its Legal Defense Fund (LDF) during the Fall 2024 semester. As a law clerk, you will be a vital contributor to the work of LDF. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the many legal issues social workers encounter and how new legislation and court decisions can impact the social work profession.

A Professional Organization of Social Workers in The United States is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 100,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. The LDF is responsible for providing legal support and information to NASW members to achieve our mission of advancing the legal interests of social workers.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide legal support for NASW's Legal Defense Fund through activities such as:
  • Researching and preparing articles and other guidance for members on emerging legal and social policy topics.
  • Assisting in researching and planning webinars on key practice-related areas.
  • Drafting comments on proposed regulations impacting social work practice.
  • Researching and drafting analyses regarding federal and state legislative and policy issues affecting social work practice.
  • Attending team meetings and engaging in discussions to offer legal perspectives and recommendations.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Current student in an accredited law school (3L).
  • Strong interest in nonprofit law, social justice, and advocacy.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to analyze complex legal issues.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience or strong interest in social work a plus.