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ProfileSpring 2019 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 Juvenile Delinquency division. Will be actual cases and are supervised by the attorney working on those cases. The program stresses working directly with clients and their families, as well as close contact with the attorney of record and their assigned investigator. Interns begin each day with a variety of court appearances which may include arguing motions and potentially participating in bench trials. They then return to the office to complete research and writing assignments, meet with clients, and prepare for future court hearings. 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: January 8, 2019 to May 3, 2019. Application Deadline: September 13, 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