Metuchen Public Defender Volunteer Internships

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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 Prosecutor’s 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
Added recent Criminal and Civil cases to our Blog
Add new court rules and statute to the Criminal st

Responsibilities

We sponsor a statewide website www.njlaws.com with information on criminal, litigation, personal injury, and probate matters. It is helpful if applicants have some familiarity with HTML programming, web page design and maintenance and Internet technology. If you can update a website, please indicate so in the first paragraph of your cover letter. This office is committed to excellence and service to clients and the community. Applicants must have attention to detail. We attempt to give assignments, which will be meaningful and memorable but, nevertheless, expect that interns will pitch in on whatever needs to be done.

Requirements

Fall & Spring interns must work between 10-21 hours per week between Monday and Friday, time and days to be selected by the student. Participants must stick to days and hours selected and make up missed days. The legal interns must work a minimum of 12 weeks. Longer hours or weeks permitted. [Summer internship is minimum 18 hours per week, 12 weeks- college graduates and Law students only] Program lasts 12 weeks. Minimum time commitment September- May is 10 hours per week. Interested students must mail or fax a cover letter and resume.
Mail or fax cover letter and resume. Do not email.
For Summer- College graduates and Law students only. Minimum Volunteer time commitment in summer- 18 hours per week. Send cover letter and resume. After sending resume, call to schedule interview
732-572-0500.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience as a volunteer intern and learn New Jersey Practice and Procedure. Build your resume and obtain marketable skills. You will handle a client's file and learn details on running a successful law practice. This will not be a brief writing and photocopying clerkship. For additional information on the Law Office, please visit the website at www.njlaws.com. We sponsor a statewide website with information on litigation, personal injury, criminal and probate matters. It is helpful if applicants have some familiarity with HTML programming, web page design and maintenance and Internet technology. If you can update a website, please indicate so in the first paragraph of your cover letter. This office is committed to excellence and service to clients and the community. Applicants must have attention to detail. Additional information on internship at http://www.njlaws.com/intern.htm

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC
2053 Woodbridge Avenue,
Edison, NJ 08817
[near Rt 287 and the NJ Turnpike]
PHONE 732-572-0500 (Fax) 732-572-0030

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