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Public Interest Law Clerkship

Public Interest Law Clerkship

Are you looking for a legal career that combines the pursuit of social justice with high-profile actions in court?

Welcome to the field of whistleblower law. Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP, has opportunities for paid legal clerkships.

KKC is a public-interest law firm that specializes in protecting whistleblowers. Some of our nationally known clients include FBI agents who exposed weaknesses in counterterrorism programs, international bankers who reported billions of dollars in monies held in illegal offshore bank accounts, and employees of government contractors who disclosed fraud in taxpayer paid federal programs. The firm’s legal cases have set numerous court precedents expanding whistleblower protections.

In addition to the firm’s work as highly rated litigators, our attorneys are respected authors and public advocates who have written the leading books on whistleblower law, testified on behalf of whistleblowers before Congress, and regularly assisted Congress in drafting key whistleblower protection legislation, including provisions signed into law in the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Working one-on-one with KKC attorneys, our Law Clerks learn what it takes to defend whistleblowers against powerful opponents. Law Clerks are responsible for assisting in all aspects of case and law firm management. This includes having significant responsibility over ongoing cases, assisting in research and writing assignments, trial preparation, pretrial discovery and work normally assigned to associate attorneys and/or paralegals. In addition, Law Clerks often assist with key public policy assignments that are part of the firm’s pro bono programs designed to expand the scope of whistleblower protections. Law Clerks are also asked to assist with the firm’s on-line programming, including assisting in the websites and blogs operated by the firm.

The Law Clerk position is a one-year full-time paid position, specifically designed for students who are graduating from college and thinking about a career in law. The clerkship can be used as potential employment for a “gap year” between college and enrollment in a graduate program or law school.

The law firm is located in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. The firm also performs significant pro bono work for the National Whistleblower Center. The Center’s website is located at www.whistleblowers.org.

Fill out the Application Form to apply for a Public Interest Law Clerkship.