Seattle U. Indian Estate Planning Summer Internship


Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
Job Description: The summer Indian Estate Planning Project provides exceptional direct client experiences that few law student summer internships offer. In our ninth year, the Project places specially trained second and third year law students from ABA accredited schools on Indian reservations throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wisconsin and Montana. This internship embodies important services for Indian trust land owners that are not provided by any other organization in the country outside of a few legal service offices and a few specially trained private practitioners. The Project provides these services at no cost to clients and without regard to clients’ income.

Duties: Interns attend a one week, fully paid, training session beginning on May 20th at Seattle University School of Law on the history of federal laws and policies creating trust lands and fractionation, trust and non-trust estate planning under federal, state and tribal laws, the federal probate process, the American Indian Probate Reform Act, professional responsibility, will drafting and working within reservation communities. Upon completing the training, interns will serve one assigned tribal community for 10 weeks, providing information on Indian estate planning, interviewing clients, drafting and executing wills, living wills, and related documents. You must have your own vehicle, laptop, and in some instances, relocation for the summer is required.

Qualifications: Students must be in their second or third years of law school and have taken a Wills and Trusts class. A background in Indian Law is a plus but is not required.
Employer Information: The Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate is located at Seattle University School of Law and is a project of the Center for Indian Law & Policy.
Application Materials: Please submit: (i) cover letter, (ii) resume, (iii) unofficial transcript, (iv) 3 references to Erica Wolf at
Salary: Approximately $5500 gross + travel/relocation expenses.

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