Job Details

Fall Internship **

Company name

New Mexico Public Defender Department

Organization Type


Job Type

Law Student


Bernalillo, NM

Date Last Verified

Jan 30,2018

Posted on

Jan 11,2018
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Fall Internship The program provides students exposure to the practice of criminal law, courtroom litigation, and providing holistic representation to indigent clients. Will work directly with attorneys on felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases. Law students are paired with senior attorneys experienced in training new attorneys on court procedures and local practices. Perform more complex technical legal work, prepare documents, correspondence, take statements of witness, and assist the supervising attorney in preparation of the facts and legal references for use in litigation. May be able to address the judge and speak on behalf of clients by entering their appearance in court hearings, including bond arraignments, conditions of release and motion hearings, trials, and plea and sentencing hearings. Law students attending any other ABA accredited law school must have received a passing grade in law school courses aggregating thirty or more semester hours, shall be familiar with the Rules of Professional Conduct, and obtain a certificate from their dean which specifies the time frame the student will be participating in the internship. All students interested must review NMRA Rule 5-110.1 and Rule 1-094.1. Application Deadline: June 30

Additional info

Submit current resume, cover letter, and current transcripts.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New Mexico Public Defender Department
301 North Guadalupe Street
No 101
Santa Fe, NM 87501

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