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ProfileSpring Internship The program provides students exposure to the practice of criminal law, courtroom litigation, and providing holistic representation to indigent clients. Will work directly with attorneys on felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases. Law students are paired with senior attorneys experienced in training new attorneys on court procedures and local practices. Perform more complex technical legal work, prepare documents, correspondence, take statements of witness, and assist the supervising attorney in preparation of the facts and legal references for use in litigation. May be able to address the judge and speak on behalf of clients by entering their appearance in court hearings, including bond arraignments, conditions of release and motion hearings, trials, and plea and sentencing hearings. Law students attending any other ABA accredited law school must have received a passing grade in law school courses aggregating thirty or more semester hours, shall be familiar with the Rules of Professional Conduct, and obtain a certificate from their dean which specifies the time frame the student will be participating in the internship. All students interested must review NMRA Rule 5-110.1 and Rule 1-094.1. Application Deadline: September 30
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New Mexico Public Defender Department
203 N. Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, NM 88001