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Law Student - Government in Pittsburgh, PA **

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Company name

Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Law Student

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Date Last Verified

Feb 23,2018

Posted on

Jan 28,2018

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Summer Law Student Intern Program Intern will work for Unit : Violent Crimes and Firearms Unit. Students are generally expected to work 20 hours per week minimum. Duties of interns include to legal research and writing of briefs, memoranda of law as well as pre-trial and post-trial motions. Interns are also asked to perform some clerical duties and to assist the Attorneys in every aspect of trial preparation Interns are also afforded the opportunity to accompany Assistant District Attorneys to conduct witness interviews, plea negotiations, jury selection, pre-trial motions and the trial itself (Jury or Non-Jury). Student interns are encouraged to be present as much as possible, on a daily basis to attend as many trials as the intern's work schedule allows. Students who have completed their Evidence class are permitted and encouraged to become certified under Rule 321of the Bar Admission Rules to be an acting Attorney. With this certification, students are permitted, under the supervision of an Assistant District Attorney, to be the Attorney in Court on Guilty Pleas, Suppression Motions and Non- Jury Trials. Throughout the years, many student interns have taken advantage of such opportunities, thereby gaining trial experience before they finish law school!

Company info

Kevin McCarthy
Assistant District Attorney
Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.
436 Grant Street
Room 303 Courthouse
Pittsburgh, PA 15219