Volunteer Law Clerk Program, Summer
The law clerk will be placed in the Department of the Environment. Law clerks/interns engage in legal and policy research, litigation and pre-litigation support, developing case strategies, and other projects. May attend meetings with state and federal agencies, legislators and citizen groups. Will also be invited to attend OAG in-house work practice group meetings and other educational training programs held throughout the year. During summer internships, law clerks also participate in a 1/2 day moot court trial where they represent the State (MDE) or the defendant (alleged violator) in an environment matter, give opening statement and closing arguments, examine and cross-examine witnesses and introduce exhibits. Each intern is also provided with a mentor to assist in preparing the case for trial. Will serve the citizens of Maryland in a wide range of legal fields from criminal investigations and consumer protection to counsel to select state agencies. Will also have opportunities to perform legal research and writing, participate in witness and client interviews, as well as assist with litigation of claims filed with Maryland's trial, administrative, and appellate courts. Should have excellent legal research and writing abilities, strong communication and team skills, a great work ethic and a good attitude. Will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week.