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Committee for Public Counsel Services - The Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Law Student

Date Last Verified

Sep 12,2018

Posted on

Nov 15,2017

Location

Norwood, MA
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Internship - 2018 The intern will be supervised by veteran attorneys and will have the opportunity to work on serious felony cases. Intern will participate in investigations, research complex issues of law, and brainstorm theories of defense. Interns may also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with attorneys, preparing for suppression hearings, and drafting motions to dismiss and other trial motions. May assist attorneys, attend court hearings in Norfolk Superior Court and district courts, and may have the opportunity to visit and interview clients who are imprisoned. Interviewing clients (interns must agree to keep confidential all information involving client representation, and the work they perform on behalf of clients). Attending court appearances and preparing for court hearings. Representing clients at arraignment and arguing for their release from imprisonment (if 3:03 certified). Conducting legal research. Drafting pretrial motions, affidavits and legal memoranda. Investigating cases (including visiting the locations of alleged offenses and interviewing witnesses). Assisting in office projects related to criminal defense. Law students who have completed, or are enrolled in, an evidence or trial practice class, and who have an expressed interest in indigent defense and advocating for marginalized people are considered.

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ID 2016-1503. Submit a resume, letter of interest, and writing sample to apply.

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Hiring Coordinator
Committee for Public Counsel Services - The Public Defender Agency of Massachusetts
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108

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