Metuchen NJ Public Defender Volunteer Internships available for law students and recent law grads 2019

internship - part time, unpaid

Kenneth Vercammen Esq.
Edison, NJ
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Posted 44 Days ago
Kenneth Vercammen Esq.
Edison, NJ
internship - part time, unpaid
Posted 44 Days ago

Description

 PUBLIC DEFENDER OF METUCHEN VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERNS NEEDED

    Court times: WEDNESDAY 1pm PM [approx]- 7:30 PM,   once a month Friday 9-12, plus hearing preparation work.

        3rdyear Law students and Law school graduates can appear in court and represent clients at pleas and motions -Metuchen Public Defender Volunteer Internships

        The NJ Supreme Court has approved this Metuchen program for 3rdyear students and law school grads to appear in court under supervision

           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

-Acquire skills in Criminal Law and Procedure by active participation

-Participate in Public Relations activities for NJ State Bar Association, American Bar Association ABA 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.

-      Add new criminal cases, criminal statutes and criminal articles to our Public Defender blog: http://criminal-jury.blogspot.comand other legal blogs and websites for use of clients and the general public.

-      Add Motor vehicle statutes, criminal court rules to websites to assist persons charged with criminal, traffic, DWI and municipal court complaints

-     Revise criminal and traffic law Articles and submit to Law Journals and criminal law websites.

-      -Help edit the new book “Handling DUI and Drug Possession Defense” written by Kenneth Vercammen

        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.

        Program lasts 12 weeks Minimum Volunteer time commitment in summer- 18 hours per week. Fall & Spring 12 hours per week.  Mail or fax cover letter and resume to

Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.

Public Defender for the Borough of Metuchen

c/o 2053 Woodbridge Ave.

Edison, NJ 08817      

 Fax 732-572-0030 No emails- Send cover letter and resume. After sending resume, call to schedule interview  732-572-0500.

Skills

public relations, research, blogging, sql, internships, fundraising, community engagement, volunteer management, community organizing, community development, political campaigns, community outreach, politics, event planning, political communication

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