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Civic Engagement in the Community: Thirty Years with the Community Legal Information Center
Unformatted Document Text:  11 Administrative Directors also have specific responsibility for CLIC’s $70,000 budget, statistics gathering and reporting of 11,159 client contacts and 8,145 intern hours; and personnel matters. In the same competitive process used to select Program Directors, Administrative Directors apply for their positions, undergo an interview, and are evaluated based on their application and interview. Administrative Directors receive 15 graded Political Science units. Grading of Administrative Directors is based on an evaluation by all supervising faculty. Activities Interns Interns perform a variety of activities depending on their program, generally interns in all program perform the following basic activities: calendaring; case analysis; case review; client interview; conference with supervising attorney; fact gathering; identifying clients issues (issue spotting); legal analysis; legal drafting or writing; legal research; make referrals to private and public; review correspondence; review documents; review file; and telephone contacts. Interns in programs that conduct administrative hearings perform additional tasks such as: attend hearings; draft hearing briefs; prepare hearing briefs; present opening arguments; present closing arguments; present direct examination questions; present cross-examination questions; and prepare witnesses. When interns conduct legal research, they have access to the two primary legal research databases-Lexis and Westlaw-both of which are available in academic versions through the campus library. Interns are trained in specific research techniques and sources particular to the subjects relevant to their program. In addition, the faculty member primarily responsible for teaching the Legal Studies Program’s legal research class offers all interns at least one general legal research workshop each semester. Students use Lexis and Westlaw to consult sources such

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Administrative Directors also have specific responsibility for CLIC’s $70,000 budget, statistics
gathering and reporting of 11,159 client contacts and 8,145 intern hours; and personnel matters.
In the same competitive process used to select Program Directors, Administrative
Directors apply for their positions, undergo an interview, and are evaluated based on their
application and interview. Administrative Directors receive 15 graded Political Science units.
Grading of Administrative Directors is based on an evaluation by all supervising faculty.
Activities

Interns
Interns perform a variety of activities depending on their program, generally interns in all
program perform the following basic activities: calendaring; case analysis; case review; client
interview; conference with supervising attorney; fact gathering; identifying clients issues (issue
spotting); legal analysis; legal drafting or writing; legal research; make referrals to private and
public; review correspondence; review documents; review file; and telephone contacts.
Interns in programs that conduct administrative hearings perform additional tasks such
as: attend hearings; draft hearing briefs; prepare hearing briefs; present opening arguments;
present closing arguments; present direct examination questions; present cross-examination
questions; and prepare witnesses.
When interns conduct legal research, they have access to the two primary legal research
databases-Lexis and Westlaw-both of which are available in academic versions through the
campus library. Interns are trained in specific research techniques and sources particular to the
subjects relevant to their program. In addition, the faculty member primarily responsible for
teaching the Legal Studies Program’s legal research class offers all interns at least one general
legal research workshop each semester. Students use Lexis and Westlaw to consult sources such


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