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ProfileFall Internship The intern will join Community Based Prosecution and Major Crimes Bureaus Division. Interns assigned to the Community Based Prosecution Bureaus or the Major Crimes Bureaus will receive significant exposure to the day-to-day work involved in the prosecution of felony cases. Students will be exposed to Criminal Law, Sentencing, Evidence and Criminal Procedure. The Community Based Prosecution Bureaus handle a wide variety of generalized crimes. The Major Crimes Division handles specialized prosecution including Family Violence, Sexual Offenses, Fraud and Identity Theft, Vehicular Crimes, Homicide, Auto Theft, Repeat Offenders, Special Crimes and Drug Enforcement. Interns will perform a variety of functions depending on their specific placement but typical duties will include drafting responses to defense motions, assisting in trial preparation, participation in witness interviews, assisting with the disclosure process, and courtroom observation. Rule 38 certified students will also have the opportunity to perform court coverage assignments and to participate in the presentation of evidence during pretrial hearings and felony jury trials. Certification under Rule 38 is helpful. Intern will have an opportunity to work in the 3 rd largest prosecutorial agency in the county. The intern program provides a realistic view of what it is like to practice law in the firm’s Office. Students who have completed either their 1L or 2L year are considered. Must have completed their third semester may have the opportunity to be a Certified Limited Practice Student if they meet the criteria set forth by the Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(d).
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Maricopa County Attorneys Office
301 W. Jefferson,
Phoenix, AZ 85003