The Mobile County Public Defender’s Office provides representation to indigent persons charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in Mobile County. Our office offers an unpaid summer legal internship program to students who have completed their first year of law school. In addition, we accommodate students pursuing externship credit during the fall or spring semester.
Interns assist attorneys and trial coordinators in the different stages of client representation, including meeting with clients and witnesses, reviewing and organizing discovery materials, researching criminal law issues, drafting motions and pleadings, and preparing cases for trial. Interns also have ample opportunities to observe hearings and trials.
Applicants are required to demonstrate self-confidence, strong interest in indigent defense issues, and excellent research, critical thinking, and communication skills. Prior course work in criminal law and criminal procedure is encouraged. Applicants pursuing externship credit must be registered with the Alabama State Bar and obtain their 3L Practice Card prior to their start date.
The summer program requires a full-time, in-person commitment for six weeks. Students seeking to work during the fall or spring semester must commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.
Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please specify when you are interested in working. Students pursuing externship credit are welcome to apply. Please direct your application package to Jamie A. Connolly, Trial Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for the Summer should apply by March 1, with applications accepted earlier. Applicants for the Fall should apply by August 1, with applications accepted earlier. Applicants for the Spring should apply by January 1, with applications accepted earlier.
The Mobile County Public Defender’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal opportunity for all qualified people, regardless of age, sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
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