Law Office Volunteer Internships All Students - Edison, NJ
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.
2. WORK ON CRIMINAL, MUNICIPAL COURT AND DWI CASES
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 clients 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 njpersonalinjurylawcenter.com
LAW CLERK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
At the request of several placement offices, we have established the Law Clerk Internship Program at my private law office.
All participants spend their first day sitting with me in my office watching me handle phone calls, draft letters in response to correspondence and discuss how files are set up. You will use the Macintosh to type, spell check and print form letters to clients informing them of trials, depositions or arbitrations.
Many law firms use law clerks as research only and tools. We permit our newly trained law clerks to draft Answers to Interrogatories. They also handle day-to-day telephone follow up tasks and chase adversaries and government departments who failed to respond to our Requests for Documents or did not comply with subpoenas.
There are many responsibilities which each law clerk must assume. They must work as regular employees, appear in professional office attire and complete assigned work tasks rather than shoot-the-breeze. My own internship experience was not a useful experience because the office I clerked for had no assigned tasks, no specific days to appear and no requirements. By learning through a real work environment, my mentor/internship program prepares students for working with a busy litigation law office.
Our office is now successfully equipped to handle 5 part time law clerks since they work different days and different times on over 6 computers. We select students who are willing to dedicate the time and energy needed. It has been a successful program for my office and we hope to continue this unique program for years to come to benefit the students who need an opportunity to learn and prove themselves. We believe you will be satisfied with our program.
I serve as a mentor and reference on behalf of students who finish the program. We show students how to communicate with clients, set up personal injury files, read police reports, and the importance of marketing. We remain available after their 12 week internship for references and questions. I have a feeling of satisfaction helping the non- law review, middle and bottom of the class unemployed students. Someday, when these students become the Chief Justice, they will remember the lawyer who helped them out in the beginning. This personal mentor/internship program has given me friendship and a feeling of accomplishment. We also bridge the gap between school placement offices and the real world by providing career advice and suggestions.
If any students are also interested, please have them send us a cover letter and resume immediately.
It is helpful if applicants have some familiarity with HTML programming, web page design and maintenance and Internet technology. We sponsor a state wide website with information on litigation, personal injury, criminal and probate matters. 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.
Updated 2008 Metuchen Public Defender and Edison Law Office Volunteer Internships
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 Friday afternoon 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 njpersonalinjurylawcenter.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 njpersonalinjurylawcenter.com/intern.html
Very truly yours,
KENNETH VERCAMMEN, Managing Attorney
VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERNS NEEDED
PUBLIC DEFENDER OF METUCHEN Please post!
Court times: WEDNESDAY 3pm PM [approx]- 8:15 PM, Friday 9am, plus hearing preparation work.
VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:
-INTERVIEW CLIENTS FACING CHARGES IN MUNICIPAL COURT INCLUDING DRUG POSSESSION, DRUNK DRIVING, ASSAULT, THEFT, DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED AND OTHER DISORDERLY AND TRAFFIC OFFENSES
-MAKE DEMANDS FOR DISCOVERY AND REVIEW POLICE REPORTS
-ATTEND TRIALS AND LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEYS,
-PREPARE MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS AND MOTIONS TO DISMISS
-CONDUCT APPROPRIATE LEGAL RESEARCH
- ACQUIRE SKILLS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE BY ACTIVE PARTICIPATION
- PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITIES and help set up 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.
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 time commitment September- May is 10 hours per week.
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.
We sponsor a state wide website njpersonalinjurylawcenter.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.
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
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Kenneth A. Vercammen is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates in Edison, NJ. He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appears in Courts throughout New Jersey each week on personal injury matters, Criminal /Municipal Court trials, and contested Probate hearings.
Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. He is the Editor in Chief of the American Bar Association Tort Insurance.
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