The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is seeking a part time Legal Intern in the Office of General Counsel. This position (PIN #04000809) is in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. The hourly rate for this position is up to $$20.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description: This position will be assigned responsibilities involving legal research work, investigating facts, and preparing documents to provide technical legal assistance.

Typical Functions: Researches legal data; prepares rough drafts and final forms of briefs and arguments. Conducts field investigations to ensure accuracy of data and facts. Locates and assembles legal material for use in docketing of cases. Assists attorneys in the preparation and filing of court actions. Answers inquiries concerning legal issues from the public and agency personnel. Locates and interviews witnesses; serves notices and copies of pleadings. Develops and maintains files on research resources.

Education and Experience: Education and Experience requirements consist of completion of eighteen semester hours from an accredited school of law; or completion of an American Bar Association approved legal research assistant program; or completion of a bachelor's degree in legal studies.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities: Knowledge of legal procedures and documents; of the rules of evidence pertinent to field investigations; of the sources of information used in locating records and persons; of interviewing techniques; of legal report writing techniques; and of legal terminology. Ability is required to conduct legal research; to prepare materials for use in court; to interview witnesses; to evaluate, summarize and report results of research; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: Working within a normal office working environment with occasional visits to courthouses, the field, and other locations.

Equal Opportunity Employment:
The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.