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ProfileLegal Internship Program The intern will have the unique opportunity to receive hands-on experience in the preparation of the defense of criminal cases in federal court. Interns may be asked to conduct legal research, draft motions, memoranda, and appellate briefs and/or habeas corpus petitions. Also might be asked to assist with trial preparation and investigation, including client/witness interviews, visiting the crime scene, and helping the attorneys in planning case strategy. Moreover, interns are encouraged to observe court proceedings. Interns are assigned to work directly with one or more AFPDs, who along with the Federal Public Defender, will supervise their work. Interns will receive informal feedback from their attorneys, and if requested, a formal evaluation of their performance at the end of the term. Interns also may be invited to attend informal lectures on criminal practice in federal court. Interns are expected to commit to working a specific number of hours per week. Approximately twenty hours per week is the norm during the school year, and approximately forty hours per week for the summer months. Law students of any year may apply for an internship, but preference will be given to second and third year students. Deadline : February 28, 2018.
Send current resume, a writing sample, an official or unofficial law school transcript, and a cover letter.
The Federal Public Defender Office for the Eastern District of Virginia
150 Boush St.,
Norfolk, VA 23510