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Internship - 2018 **

Company name

Committee for Public Counsel Services Children and Family Law Division

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Law Student

Location

Fall River, MA

Date Last Verified

Nov 15,2017

Posted on

Nov 13,2017
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Internship – 2018 Intern will assist trial attorneys who practice in Cambridge and Boston, MA. Participate in intern training on child welfare law and trial skills. Significant client contact through client interviews and home/placement visits. Case investigation to assist with trial preparation. Service advocacy on behalf of clients. Legal research and writing in preparation for motion argument, custody hearings and termination of parental rights trials, or on novel legal issues before the Court. Reviewing pre-trial discovery and Department of Children and Families (DCF) case files. Attendance at and participation in education-related matters on behalf of clients, such as suspension hearings and IEP meetings. Appearances in Juvenile Court on behalf of Child Requiring Assistance clients, if certified under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3.03 (rising 3Ls only). Rising 2L or 3L at an accredited law school can apply. Commitment to providing direct legal services to low-income clients is needed. Proficiency in foreign language preferred.

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