The region’s law students help handle PVLA referrals by serving as Legal Service Coordinators (LSCs). LSCs gain great experience by interviewing arts clients, consulting with volunteer attorneys to refer clients, and managing and tracking the progress of the services provided by the PVLA program. Law students develop a knowledge of arts law, obtain client contact experience, and complete a writing or other organizational project.
The PVLA program hosts part-time Legal Services Coordinators each fall and spring semester. Most semesters there are between 4 – 6 positions available. Although the positions are part-time, the Legal Services Coordinators must commit to a regular schedule of at least 10 – 12 hours each week.
During each summer, the PVLA program hosts four full-time Legal Services Coordinators. In some cases, the positions can be work study appointments as well as fellowships. All law students must have completed at least one year of law school prior to serving as a Legal Services Coordinator. We look for law students who have the ability to communicate effectively and maintain a high level of professionalism while dealing with clients and volunteer attorneys. Some knowledge of arts-related legal issues is preferred. PVLA hires Legal Services Coordinators three times a year (in line with law school’s Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters). To apply for a position as an LSC intern, interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Ryan Morris, Esq., [email protected].