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Summer 2019 Program Intern work closely with deputy city attorneys who are designated mentors on a meaningful (yet manageable) caseload. Each team also has an internship coordinator, who works to ensure that program participants benefit from their assignments, team and client interactions, and have full access to resources like the cityâ€™s law library and electronic research materials. Interns typically work with at least two to three attorneys, who provide ongoing professional feedback and keep interns involved as team members and part of the officeâ€™s broader attorney-client relationship with city departments, commissions and officials. Depending on their assignments, interns can take part in client meetings with department staff and elected officials; trials, court hearings, and depositions; public meetings and closed sessions with city commissions and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; and even press conferences related to the officeâ€™s work. City Attorney interns also benefit from events, tours and lectures that the office schedules for interns every season. Intern work for legal team : Claims â€“ Handles approximately 3,500 claims a year from people seeking monetary compensation from the City. This team provides both the Cityâ€™s first line of defense to protect taxpayer dollars and its mechanism to settle claims at the earliest opportunity for the proper amount when the City is responsible. Claims investigators are on call 24/7 to respond to incidents that involve significant personal injury or property damage. Applications due: Monday, December 10th, 2018. Orientation (mandatory): Monday, June 3rd, 2019. Program length and end date: June 3rd, 2019 through August 9th, 2019.
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