Volunteer Law Clerk Program, Summer
The law clerk will be placed in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Working with teams of attorneys, auditors and investigators, the intern will have the opportunity to work on civil and criminal cases involving healthcare fraud and also abuse and neglect of vulnerable individuals in facilities that receive state funds. The intern will also experience how investigative teams work collaboratively with federal investigators and US Attorneys in cases that may involve multiple states. The intern can expect to do a mix of legal research, review of evidence (including medical records), observing witness interviews and attending court proceedings. Much emphasis is placed on learning the do's and don'ts of the Maryland Medicaid program in order to investigate and evaluate the worthiness of case referrals to the MFCU. An added plus is the exposure to the criminal grand jury process as well as civil procedures for discovery. 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.