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ProfileFall Internship The intern will join Preliminary Hearing Bureaus division. Interns assigned to the Preliminary Hearing Bureaus will work in Mesa or downtown Phoenix. Students will be exposed to Criminal Law, Sentencing, Evidence, and Criminal Procedure. Interns will be responsible for handling felony cases in Regional Court Centers. Develop, draft and present plea agreements to defense attorneys. Contact with police officers and victims on their cases. If certified under Rule 38, intern will also conduct preliminary hearings when necessary. Work in the Regional Court Centers is fast paced and hectic and it will give the student a good understanding of the early stages of a criminal prosecution. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct bench trials in justice courts for offenses ranging from criminal traffic cases to domestic violence assaults. Students may have the opportunity to conduct a DUI jury trial during their internship. Involve in drafting some responses to defense motions, but the primary focus is courtroom work. Certification under Rule 38 is not required, but those interns who are certified will also conduct preliminary hearings on cases in the EDC and RCC or misdemeanor trials in a justice court. Intern will have an opportunity to work in the 3 rd largest prosecutorial agency in the county. The intern program provides a realistic view of what it is like to practice law in the firm’s Office. Students who have completed either their 1L or 2L year are considered. Must have completed their third semester may have the opportunity to be a Certified Limited Practice Student if they meet the criteria set forth by the Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(d).
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Maricopa County Attorneys Office
11 W. Jefferson,
Phoenix, AZ 85003