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VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERNS NEEDED
PUBLIC DEFENDER OF METUCHEN
Court times: WEDNESDAY 1pm PM [approx]- 8:30 PM, every other Friday 9-12, plus hearing preparation work.
Volunteer Internship Description:
-Interview Clients facing charges in Municipal Court including Drug Possession, Drunk Driving, Assault, Driving While Suspended and other criminal and traffic offenses
-Make demands for Discovery on Prosecutor and review police reports
-Attend hearings and learn from experienced trial attorneys
-Prepare Motions to Suppress Evidence and Motions to Compel Discovery
-Conduct appropriate Legal research
-Acquire skills in Criminal Law and Procedure by active participation
-Participate in Public Relations activities and help organize seminars
- Update Lists of Prosecutors, Judges and Attorneys for publication of
NJ Municipal Court Law Review
- Revise criminal and traffic law Articles and submit to Law Journals and criminal law websites.
The Public Defenders provide Indigent individuals charged with criminal or serious motor vehicle charges with free or limited cost legal defense. The Public Defender of Metuchen invites students interested in attending law school or a career in law enforcement to apply to serve as volunteer interns. Volunteer Law Clerk interns will attend Wednesday evening and occasional Friday morning court sessions.
The Kenneth Vercammen & Associates Law Office in Edison also offers a law clerk volunteer internship. Information regarding our Law Office plus articles on some of the type of matters students may work on can be found on the Internet website www.njlaws.com. Please post these positions.
Interested students must mail or fax a cover letter indicating the internship they are applying for and resume. If no personal cover letter by student, the resume will not be considered.
Details on internships at http://www.njlaws.com/intern.htm
Volunteer to help indigent people charged with criminal and motor vehicle offenses of magnitude. In additional to time in court, you will be given research assignments. You can work more hours if you want. Help people less fortunate than you who are down on their luck. Volunteer students will have an the opportunity to work in a busy law office and work with real clients. Students interested in a career in law can obtain knowledge and experience in law office procedures, preparing legal correspondence, and assisting clients. Work on Criminal, Municipal Court and DWI cases:
1.Contact Municipal Prosecutors to obtain discovery and police reports
2.Contacts with Court and County Prosecutors Office
3.Prepare hearing notice to clients
4.Speak with clients and witnesses prior to hearings
5.Review accident reports and witness statements
6.Attend hearings and motions
7.Prepare end of case letters to client
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