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ProfileFall 2018 Internship The interns and Post Bars assist skilled attorneys in all aspects of case preparation and courtroom advocacy in a supportive environment with a true mentor system. By the end of the internship, students will have interacted with scores of clients, participated in a variety of court hearings, and researched and written legal arguments for the benefit of actual clients. Will work in the Adult Criminal division. Interns experience hands-on work with attorneys and investigators, interact with scores of clients, assist with case organization and research, prepare motions and other written documents for the benefit of actual clients, and attend a variety of court hearings. Students who are PTLS certified by the State Bar may be able to appear in court and represent clients under the supervision of an attorney. Certified interns gain practical litigation experience, interact with judges and the local Bar, and learn skills that will set them far above their peers. Current 2L and 3L students will be considered. Must be PTLS Certified by the State Bar. The minimum commitment is 20 hours per week during the school year, or 32 hours per week during the summer. Should have a passion for representing those whose civil liberties are at risk, an impeccable work ethic, an aptitude for oral advocacy, and strong research and writing skills. Must demonstrate an interest in juvenile delinquency law, or criminal law with a desire for working with children. Should have own transportation between the court and the office. Tentative Program Dates: August 28 to December 7, 2018. Application Deadline: June 7, 2018.
Submit County Department cover sheet with cover letter, current resume, and current transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).
San Diego County Department of the Public Defender
233 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101