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Summer Internship **

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District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office

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Law Student

Date Last Verified

Mar 01,2019

Valid Through

Jun 14,2019

Posted on

Feb 26,2019


Glen Burnie, MD, United States

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Summer 2019 Internship
The intern will have the opportunity to learn about court-related civil ADR Programs; ADR processes utilized in court-connected civil ADR programs; managing a volunteer roster of ADR professionals; and observe the perceptions, positions and expectations of litigants, attorneys, court staff, judges and ADR professionals during a civil case ADR proceeding. May have the opportunity to conduct research and analyze collected information. They may assist in evaluating the pretrial or day of trial ADR programs. Qualified interns will also have the opportunity to observe mediation and settlement conference sessions, depending on the case load. Applications are accepted for winter, summer and fall internships. Research an assigned ADR-related topic and prepare written research paper. Example Topics: Medical Malpractice ADR; Other Court-related ADR Programs; Ethics; How Other Jurisdictions Define Confidentiality; Enforcing Mediation Settlement Agreements; Partnerships with Community Mediation Centers; The Attorney-Mediator's Role as a Neutral; Preparing Your Clients for Mediation; Standards of Conduct for ADR Professionals and Social Workers, Attorneys, Therapists, Psychologists, etc...; Why Mediators Need Malpractice Insurance; etc.... (mandatory component). Pre-Trial ADR Program Support. Review cases prior to trial to determine if they are suitable candidates for mediation or settlement conferencing. Contact parties or their representatives to explain ADR process available pretrial and day of trial. If the parties agree, schedule the ADR session. Complete and maintain pretrial ADR program documentation. Manage the pretrial ADR process to ensure that cases are handled promptly and effectively. Observe mediation and settlement conferencing session scheduled by the intern. Make recommendations for improving the pre-trial ADR program. Must be enrolled bachelor’s degree, graduate and law students. Experience researching legal issues, including drafting legal memorandums and briefs is required. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be computer literate. (For law school student applicants only) Completed at least one year of law school including the following courses: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Legal Research and Writing, and Torts. Completion of 40-hour basic mediation training. Must have experience working with statistics and statistical software. Experience in a program evaluation position is required. Familiarity with the hierarchy of the Maryland Judiciary and the jurisdiction of the District Court is required. Proficient in legal terminology and appropriate citation formats is required. Course work in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Counseling and Negotiation, Evidence, Mediation, Conflict Negotiation, Professional Responsibility or Trial Planning and Advocacy. Must provide a minimum of 8 hours a week (non-credit seeking) or a minimum of 16 hours a week (credit seeking) for a 12-week period. Interns will be scheduled according to their availability reconciled against the needs of the Court.

Deadline : April 5th

Additional info

Send resume; Include any training certificates, as indicated on the ADR Internship Application; cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
District Court of Maryland Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office
251 Rowe Boulevard
Suite 307
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-260-3741

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