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ProfileInternship - 2018 Interns work a variety of experiences and assignments, supervised by veteran attorneys, as well as valuable training. Interns who are certified under SJC Rule 3:03 have successfully argued in court for the release of clients at arraignment, as well as motions to dismiss. Interns work directly with attorneys, investigators, and social service advocates on the following: Client interviews, interns must agree to keep confidential all information involving client representation, and the work they perform on behalf of clients; Arraignment and bail arguments; Legal research; Drafting pretrial motions, affidavits and legal memoranda; Pretrial investigation, including visiting the locations of alleged crimes and interviewing witnesses; Jury and bench trials in criminal cases. Law students who are not 3:03 certified assist attorneys in case preparation which includes research and writing motions and memoranda of law. Law students who have successfully completed or are enrolled in an evidence or trial practice class, with the written approval by their Dean, may represent clients under the supervision of a staff public defender in court per SJC Rule 3:03. Law Students who have taken classes in evidence, criminal law, constitutional law, critical legal theory, and/or trial advocacy are preferred. Law students who speak a foreign language are desired.
Committee for Public Counsel Services - The Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts
Ten Granite Street
Quincy, MA 02169