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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 : Litigation â€“ Handles the defense of most litigation brought against the City (with the exception of matters covered by other specific teams, such as labor, land use, workers compensation or suits challenging the validity of City laws and policies). Also known as the Trial Team, this group handles cases like: personal injury involving city vehicles or the transit system; property damage resulting from defective city resources such as sewer or water systems; malpractice claims involving staff at hospitals; claims involving real estate or other contracts; and claims of civil rights violations against public safety officers. The team handles a substantial volume of cases and practices in state and federal trial court and courts of appeal. 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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