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Summer 2019 Program Intern work closely with deputy city attorneys who are designated mentors on a meaningful (yet manageable) caseload. Each team also has an internship coordinator, who works to ensure that program participants benefit from their assignments, team and client interactions, and have full access to resources like the cityâ€™s law library and electronic research materials. Interns typically work with at least two to three attorneys, who provide ongoing professional feedback and keep interns involved as team members and part of the officeâ€™s broader attorney-client relationship with city departments, commissions and officials. Depending on their assignments, interns can take part in client meetings with department staff and elected officials; trials, court hearings, and depositions; public meetings and closed sessions with city commissions and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors; and even press conferences related to the officeâ€™s work. City Attorney interns also benefit from events, tours and lectures that the office schedules for interns every season. Intern work for legal team : Health and Human Services â€“ Serves as general counsel to the Department of Public Health, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Laguna Honda Hospital; the Human Services Agency, including the Department of Aging and Adult Services, Adult Protective Services, Public Guardian/Public Administrator; the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing; the Medical Examiner; and the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families. Practice areas include contracts, privacy/regulatory compliance/licensing, drafting legislation, environmental health, medical probate, court ordered mental health treatment (Lauraâ€™s Law), and civil detention orders related to communicable diseases. Applications due: Monday, December 10th, 2018. Orientation (mandatory): Monday, June 3rd, 2019. Program length and end date: June 3rd, 2019 through August 9th, 2019.
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