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ProfileSummer 2018 Internship Intern will assist skilled attorneys in all aspects of case preparation and courtroom advocacy in a supportive environment with a true mentor system. Must be currently enrolled in law school. By the end of the internship, will have interacted with scores of clients, participated in a variety of court hearings, and researched and written legal arguments for the benefit of actual clients. Work on Practice Area: Adult Criminal Divisions. The Adult Criminal Divisions provide quality legal representation to adults accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses. The Adult Criminal Divisions programs provide exposure to all types of criminal cases as well as 'real-life' experience on how to defend people facing prosecution. Interns experience hands-on work with attorneys and investigators, interact with scores of clients, assist with case organization and research, prepare motions and other written documents for the benefit of actual clients, and attend a variety of court hearings. Students who are certified by the State Bar may be able to appear in court and represent clients under the supervision of an attorney. In short, certified interns gain practical litigation experience, interact with judges and the local bar, and learn skills that will set them far above their peers. 1L and 3L students are preferred, but there are a limited number of positions for 1Ls in the Summer Intern Program. Tentative Program Dates: May 30, 2018 to August 17, 2018. Application Deadlines: February 9, 2018.
Submit: Application Cover Sheet; Cover Letter identifying in which practice areas and which locations are interested, and why; current Resume; current Transcript; Reference List of 3-5 people
San Diego County Department of the Public Defender
233 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101