Law Clerk position (unpaid) Maryland Attorney

April 19, 2012

Responsibilities will focus entirely on a single criminal case.  17 y/o indigent defendant is charged in adult court and faces life imprisonment.  Law clerk will work very closely with lead counsel on all aspects of the defense, including an effort to transfer the case to juvenile court.  Specific responsibilities will include interviewing witnesses and issuing subpoenas, organizing and preparing evidence, strategy sessions, observing courtroom proceedings, writing motions and pleadings, and other duties that may arise.

Must be a rising second or third year student with a strong interest in criminal defense and/or juvenile justice, as well as an unequivocal drive to defend the client.  Must have a car and easy access to Montgomery County, Maryland.  Spanish fluency is a plus, but not required.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a challenging case with many interesting legal and factual issues.  This is an appointed case, and the position is unpaid.  Aside from the experience and the learning process, involvement will be strictly for the sake of defending the client.  All expenses, however, will be covered.

If interested, please email resume and brief writing sample to: jns@jsharifilaw.com

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