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Job Details

Summer Internship

Company name
New Mexico Public Defender Department

Location
Valencia, NM, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Jan 10,2019

Valid Through
Apr 25,2019

Profile

Summer Internship

The candidate: provides students exposure to the practice of criminal law, courtroom litigation, and providing holistic representation to indigent clients. Interns are afforded the opportunity to work directly with attorneys on felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases. 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. Ability to advocate directly for clients in court Law students participating in an internship 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. Must be Law students attending the University of New Mexico School of Law must have received a passing grade in law school courses aggregating thirty (30) 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. Must have received a passing grade in law school courses aggregating thirty (30) 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.

Application deadline: February 28, 2019.

Additional Information

Send current resume, a cover letter, and current transcripts.

Company info

New Mexico Public Defender Department
301 North Guadalupe Street No 101
Santa Fe
New Mexico
United States 87501
Website : http://www.lopdnm.us

Company Profile
In 1973, the New Mexico Legislature enacted the New Mexico Public Defender Act to meet the State’s constitutional obligations to provide counsel to indigent persons charged with crimes in New Mexico state courts. The Act provided for a Public Defender structure with state appropriated funding and a centralized administration.

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