compensation: $15 per article/$225 total employment type: contract
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Yerva Law Firm is seeking a law clerk, preferably a 2nd or 3rd year law student anywhere in the nation. Yerva Law Firm is a newly founded law practice that specializes in cannabis laws and regulations. The founder of the firm is attorney Israel Garcia who passed the California bar in February, 2019. The firm is a solo practice but would like to expand its online presence and attract potential clients through its website at www.yerva.co. On the website, Israel has a blog that provides free legal articles, for entrepreneurs and businesses in the California cannabis industry, on cannabis laws and regulations. For example, the latest blog post breaks down the different cannabis licenses and the application fee and annual license fee for each type of license.
We are seeking a law clerk to write blog posts on cannabis laws and regulations to be posted on the firm's website. Although experience in cannabis law is not required, ownership of the book California Cannabis Laws and Regulations: 2019 Edition (Cannabis Codes of California) by Omar Figueroa is a plus. You would be an independent contractor and be required under contract to provide one blog article per week, paid at $15 per article in installments. Although we cannot pay much, the real value in the work is the experience gained in cannabis law with the guidance of an attorney. For this reason, we’re seeking a student that’s extremely interested in cannabis law and gaining knowledge and experience in the field during the academic school year. Since the workload of one article per week is not much, this law clerk opening will allow you to sharpen your knowledge in this area of law while also bolstering your resume and position in applying for the cannabis law clerk or attorney position you really want in the Summer of 2020.
Duties and responsibilities include:
• Conduct legal research on California cannabis laws and regulations
• Compare California laws and regulations with those of other jurisdictions, including foreign
• Read and analyze case laws on cannabis laws and regulations
• Choose unique topics that highly interest cannabis entrepreneurs and businesses
• Draft articles on cannabis laws and regulations
Requirements are as follows:
• Current second or third-year law student
• Strong, energetic interest in cannabis law
• Excellent writing skills
• Proficient legal research skills
• Familiar with LexisNexis or Westlaw research
• Ability to meet all responsibilities and deadlines
The contract would begin on November 15, 2019 or sooner and end on February 29, 2020.
For full consideration, please e-mail a resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to know more about the firm or attorney Israel, visit www.yerva.co.
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