TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

GENERAL EXTERNSHIP INFORMATION

Goals and Objectives.

General Requirements.

Conflicts of Interests in Externship Practice

EXTERNSHIP APPLICATION/REGISTRATION PROCEDURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Student Externship Requirement Semester Check off List

Externship Program Conflicts of Interests Inventory

Student/Judge or Agency Agreement

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation

Final Performance Evaluation

Student Self Evaluation

EXTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona

Arizona Attorney General’s Office

Arizona Center for Disability Law

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

Arizona Corporation Commission

Arizona Court of Appeals

Staff Attorneys Office

Arizona Department of Administration

Arizona Department of Corrections

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs

Arizona Department of Gaming

Arizona Department of Transportation

Arizona Department of Water Resources

Arizona Education Association

Arizona Justice Project

Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council

Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project

Arizona State Land Department

Arizona State University
Office of General Counsel

Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch

Government Affairs

Legal Services Office

Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge

Staff Attorneys’ Office

Arizona Technology Enterprises

City of Mesa

Attorney’s Office

Prosecutor’s Office

City of Peoria, Attorney’s Office

City of Phoenix

Law Department

Office of Government Relations

Public Defender’s Office

City of Scottsdale Attorney’s Office

City of Tempe Attorney’s Office

Community Legal Services

Central Phoenix Office

Family Law/Domestic Violence Project

Tax Unit

Community Legal Services, Eastside Office, Mesa

Family Law/Domestic Violence Project

Housing Law Externship

Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project

Department of Veterans Affairs

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Sector Hearings Unit

Gila River Indian Community

Federal Public Defender's Office

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Children’s Project, Phoenix Office

Goldwater Institute

Governor Janice K. Brewer’s Office of General Counsel

Institute for Justice, Arizona Chapter

Intensive Mentorship Program

Charles (Chikk) F. Myers, PA

Shawn Aiken,

Juvenile Public Defender’s Office

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

Maricopa County Justice Courts

Maricopa Office of the Public Advocate Post Conviction Review

Maricopa County Public Defender Trial and Appeals Divisions

Maricopa County Superior Court Judges

National Labor Relations Board

Office of the Legal Defender
Major Felony and Death Penalty

Juvenile Dependency Unit

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Ruth V. McGregor Project to Stop Sex Trafficking

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale Unified School District

The Translational Genomics Research Institute

United States Attorney, District of Arizona

Civil Division

Criminal Division

United States Bankruptcy Court

The Honorable Daniel P. Collins

The Honorable Randolph J. Haines

The Honorable George Nielsen, Jr.

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

            United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

The Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins

The Honorable Mary H. Murguia

United States Department of Homeland Security

Eloy Detention Center

Phoenix Office

United States Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor

United States Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration
Phoenix, Eloy and Florence Immigration Court

United States District Court

The Honorable Bridget S. Bade

The Honorable Susan R. Bolton

The Honorable Michelle Burns

The Honorable David G. Campbell

The Honorable David K. Duncan

The Honorable James A. Teilborg

Pro Se Staff Attorneys’ Office

William E. Morris Institute for Justice

OUT OF STATE/TOWN EXTERNSHIPS AND/OR EXTERNSHIPS
AVAILABLE ONLY IN SUMMER
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Clark County Public Defender, Las Vegas, Nevada

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc., Window Rock, AZ

Graham County Superior Court, Stafford, AZ

Navajo County Superior Court, Holbrook, AZ

Navajo Nation Supreme Court, Window Rock, AZ

Pima County Superior Court, Tucson, AZ

San Diego County Office of the Public Defender

Santa Cruz County Attorney, Nogales, AZ

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc., Tucson, AZ

Southwest Center for Law and Policy, Tucson, AZ

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, CA

United States Department of the Interior, Billings, Montana

United States Department of Justice
Executive Office for Immigration Review, Imperial, CA

Yuma County Legal Defender

FOR YOUR INFORMATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Student Limited Practice Certification Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Rule 38(d)

Security Clearance: U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice

Out-of-State Externships & Law Journal

Acceptance of Payments During a Federal Court Externship

Externship Credit

 



EXTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS BY AREAS OF LAW

Appellate Law: (see Judicial Placements also)

Arizona Attorney General’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Criminal Division. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91


Civil Law:

Arizona Attorney General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona Center for Disability Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Arizona Corporation Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Arizona Department of Corrections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Arizona Department of Gaming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Arizona State University-Office of General Counsel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

City of Peoria, Attorney’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

City of Phoenix Law Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Community Legal Services (Benefits and Employment, Farmworker, Housing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Community Legal Services (Eastside Office) Family Law/Domestic Violence Project. . . . . . . . .…59

Community Legal Services (Eastside Office) Housing Law Advocacy Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .…60

Department of Veterans Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

Governor’s Office of General Counsel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Shawn Aiken,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. Tucson, Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Civil Division…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90


Civil Rights Law:

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Arizona Attorney General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona State University-Office of General Counsel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40


Constitutional Law:

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Arizona Attorney General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

Arizona State University-Office of General Counsel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Goldwater Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Institute for Justice, Arizona Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72


Criminal Law: General

Arizona Attorney General’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona Department of Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62


Criminal Law: Defense:

Arizona Justice Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

City of Phoenix Public Defender’s Office …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Clark County Nevada Public Defender (summer only).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Department of the Public Defender-County of San Diego (summer only)... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

Federal Public Defender’s Office….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Juvenile Public Defender’s Office …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Maricopa Office of the Public Advocate, Post Conviction Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Maricopa County Public Defender …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Office of the Legal Defender, Major Felony and Death Penalty …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Office of the Legal Defender, Juvenile Dependency Unit... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84


Criminal Law: Prosecution:

Maricopa County Attorneys Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Santa Cruz County Attorney (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Criminal Division. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92


Education/Health Law:

Arizona Attorney General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona Center for Disability Law……….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Arizona Department of Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Arizona Education Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Arizona State University-Office of General Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Department of Veterans Affairs…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Phoenix Children’s Hospital…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Scottsdale Unified School District, Office of General Counsel…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89


Employment/Labor Law:

Arizona Attorney General’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona Department of Gaming….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Arizona State University-Office of General Counsel …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Department of Veterans Affairs… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

National Labor Relations Board….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Scottsdale Unified School District, Office of General Counsel…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89


Environmental Law:

Arizona Attorney General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Arizona Department of Water Resources…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Arizona State Land Department…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

United States Department of the Interior, Billings, Montana (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122


Estate Planning & Wills

Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Intensive Mentorship Program, Charles (Chikk) F. Myers, PA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73


Family/Juvenile Law

Arizona Attorney General’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Community Legal Services, Central Phoenix, Family Law/Domestic Violence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Community Legal Services, Eastside Office, Mesa, Family Law/Domestic Violence. . . . . . . . . . . . .60

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Children’s Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Juvenile Public Defender’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

Office of the Legal Defender, Juvenile Dependency Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Ruth V. McGregor Project to Stop Sex Trafficking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85


Immigration Law:

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project-Children’s Project…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

United States Department of Homeland Security, Eloy Detention Center…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

United States Department of Homeland Security, Phoenix Office…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration, Phoenix, Eloy and

            Florence Immigration Court…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review,

            Imperial, California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124


Indian Law:

Arizona Department of Gaming….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Gila River Indian Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Navajo Nation Supreme Court (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Southwest Center for Law and Policy, Tucson, Arizona …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Criminal Division …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

United States Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

United States Department of the Interior, Billings, Montana (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122


Judicial Placements:

Arizona Court of Appeals………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Arizona Department of Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Arizona Supreme Court:

            Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

            Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Federal Sector Hearings Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

Graham County Arizona Superior Court (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Maricopa County Justice Courts…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Maricopa County Superior Court…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Navajo County Superior Court (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Navajo Nation Supreme Court (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Pima County Arizona Superior Court ….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

United States Bankruptcy Court: 

            The Honorable Daniel P. Collins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

            The Honorable Randolph J. Haines... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

            The Honorable George Nielsen, Jr….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit:

            The Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

            The Honorable Mary H. Murguia…... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

United States District Court:

            The Honorable Susan R. Bolton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

The Honorable Michelle Burns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

            The Honorable David G. Campbell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

            The Honorable David K. Duncan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

            The Honorable James A. Teilborg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

 

Judicial Staff Attorney Positions:

Arizona Court of Appeals, Staff Attorneys Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Arizona Supreme Court, Government Affairs….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Arizona Supreme Court, Legal Services Office….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Arizona Supreme Court, Staff Attorney’s Office….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

United States District Court, Pro Se Staff Attorney’s Office….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

 

Municipal Law:

City of Mesa Attorney’s Office…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

City of Peoria Attorney’s Office…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

City of Scottsdale Attorney’s Office …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

City of Tempe Attorney’s Office…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

 

Policy, Lobbying and Law Making:

Arizona State Land Department…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Governor’s Office of General Counsel….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

William E. Morris Institute for Justice…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

 

Public Service (Non-profit law firms):

Community Legal Services (Benefits and Employment, Farmworker, Housing)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Community Legal Services, Central Phoenix, Family Law/Domestic Violence Project. . . . . . . . . . .58

Community Legal Services (Eastside Office) Family Law/Domestic Violence Project. . . . . . . . . . . 60

Community Legal Services (Eastside Office) Housing Law Advocacy Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

DNA-People’s Legal Services, Inc (summer only)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. Tucson, Arizona… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  119

William E. Morris Institute for Justice…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

 

Sports Law:

Arizona State University, The Sun Devil Athletics Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41


Technology:

Arizona Technology Enterprises…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

The Translational Genomics Research Institute…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

 


GENERAL EXTERNSHIP INFORMATION1. Goals and Objectives.

 

            The College of Law's externship program is intended to enhance and supplement the College's educational program by providing students an opportunity to refine their professional skills through approved field placements.

 

2. General Requirements.

 

a. Students may only enroll in externships approved by the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and the Profession (“the Associate Dean”) in consultation with the Director of Clinical and Externship Programs (“the Director” or “the Externship Director”).

 

b. All externships shall provide an educational experience of high quality and shall include instruction in professional lawyering skills.

 

c. Each extern shall be under the general supervision of the Director.

 

d. All externships shall involve legal or policy assignments and typically shall include substantial written work. Students shall be adequately supervised and shall work under the direct supervision of an attorney.

 

e. Externships are placements at governmental entities or non-profit organizations. Work in the nature of clerking with a private firm does not qualify as an approved externship. In cases where a private firm has contracted with a municipality to be that entity’s prosecutor or indigent defense agency, a proposed externship may be approved if it (1) entails work solely in the prosecution or defense of criminal cases under the municipal contract and (2) meets the other requirements of an approved externship

 

f. All externships shall include an academic component. For first-time externships that award three hours or less of academic credit, the minimum academic component shall generally be the classroom component provided by the Externship Director. In some instances, the academic component may be provided by a faculty member. Periodic journals and reflective writings may be required.

 

g. The academic component for first-time externships that award academic credit in excess of three credit hours per semester shall, consistent with ABA standard 305(e)(7), include both the classroom component provided by the Externship Director (or the academic component provided by a faculty member) and an opportunity for contemporaneous guided reflection on the student's experience with the externship. Non-exclusive examples of the opportunity for contemporaneous guided reflection may include a requirement that the student: (i) keep a periodic journal concerning the student's externship experience which shall furnish the basis for discussions between the student and the Externship Director from time to time during the course of the externship, and (ii) prepare a paper or papers on selected substantive aspects of the student's externship work which shall furnish the basis for discussions between the student and the Externship Director from time to time during the course of the externship.

 

h. A student at the College of Law may not earn more than 12 credits of externship work in partial fulfillment of the 87/88 hour academic credit requirement for the JD degree. During the spring and fall semesters students must register for any number of credits they choose with a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 12.

 

i. Rule 38 certification should be generally limited but may be provided when the Associate Dean decides it is necessary and appropriate to the externship placement.

 

j. Students may not receive monetary compensation for fieldwork for which they are also receiving academic credit. Students may receive stipends to cover educational expenses, meals, travel, and special living expenses.

 

k. A student is expected to complete an externship in one semester unless the student has received an extension from the Externship Director for good cause. An externship with an academic component consisting of a research paper may be extended by one semester, with faculty supervisor’s approval, to complete the paper.

 

3. Specific Requirements and Responsibilities.

 

a. The Externship Director

 

The Externship Director shall design the academic component for the externship, which may include a classroom component.

 

The Externship Director may, if appropriate, review the student’s fieldwork. The Externship Director shall consider the time devoted by the student to the field placement, the tasks assigned to the student, the student work product, and the agency supervisor’s performance. The Externship Director or other College representative shall periodically visit and inspect an externship placement site, interview supervisors, and follow through on recommended changes, and shall submit a report on the site visit to the Associate Dean.

 

The Externship Director shall periodically provide reports on the externship program to the Associate Dean. The Externship Director shall inform the Associate Dean of any placement that does not meet the law school’s expectations. The Associate Dean shall terminate an unsatisfactory placement unless there is satisfactory assurance of correction by the agency concerned.

 

The Externship Director shall know the identity of the site supervisors who will have the responsibility of supervising the extern's field work and shall request the agency supervisor to report any failure on the part of the extern to meet his or her obligations. The Externship Director shall provide instruction to supervisors on working effectively with our students. The agency supervisor shall also be advised of the need to report on the student's performance at midterm and at the conclusion of the externship.

The Externship Director shall be the point person at the College of Law for interaction with both externship students and supervisors and shall review student and supervisor evaluations and reflections.

 

The Externship Director shall assign pass / fail grades to a students and a failing grade will factor into a student’s grade point average.

 

b. Students.

 

A student shall have completed one year of law school and be in good standing to participate in an externship program. Participation in an externship shall be governed by the "Limited Enrollment Course Preferences" rules in Section V, G of the Statement of Student Policies.

 

As set forth in Section IV, C (2)(e) of the Statement of Student Policies, a student on academic probation shall not be eligible to enroll in an externship except during the summer.

 

The student normally will receive one academic credit for every 60 hours spent on fieldwork.

 

The student shall successfully complete an academic component to the satisfaction of the Externship Director.

 

The College of Law Externship Program is designed to enhance the educational experience of students by giving them an opportunity to do legal or policy work that generally is not available through the College of Law curriculum. In keeping with these objectives, students are expected to treat the commitment to the agency with the same importance they would give a paid legal position. Students must not accept an externship offer they do not intend to keep. The Associate Dean may impose consequences for breaking a commitment to do an externship, including, but not limited to prohibition from future externships.

 

Ordinarily, students who wish to undertake an externship, clinic, or legislative internship may register for only one of them during the same semester.

 

c. Agencies

 

Agencies shall apply to the Associate Dean for an externship. Such an agency shall submit a proposal that meets the requirements of these rules and explains how the agency will meet its responsibilities.

 

Agencies in which students are placed shall provide adequate supervision of student externs. The supervision shall include detailed review, evaluation, and criticism of student extern work product and performance.

 

The agency shall designate a lawyer to be the agency supervisor, who will directly supervise the student extern, and shall submit the qualifications of the agency supervisor. The supervision may not be delegated to another individual. The College may disqualify any agency supervisor who fails to meet the applicable requirements from further participation in the externship program.

 

The agency shall submit a report at midterm and at the conclusion of the externship, describing the work performed by the extern and the quality of the extern's work product.

The assignments given to student externs shall consist primarily of legal or public policy work.

 

Student assignments shall include the opportunity to observe and participate in actual legal or public policy matters.

 

Insofar as legally and ethically permissible, agencies shall assign work to student externs consistent with that assigned to agency lawyers.

 

Conflicts of Interests in Externship Practice

               The Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct, E.R. 1.6 - 1.11 govern conflicts of interest and confidentiality of information. Externs are bound by these ethical rules while working in any externship placement.

 

A potential or actual conflict of interest exists where a lawyer’s ability to fulfill her professional responsibilities to one client may or will be impaired by the lawyer’s responsibilities to another current or former client, the lawyer’s duties to a third party, or the lawyer’s own interests. (79) J.P. Ogilvy, et al. Learning From Practice. 2d ed. St. Paul. Thomson/West, 2007.

 

            Conflicts of interest relating to a student’s prior, current, or future legal employment, or her personal views or activities, may be present even during the externship application process. For example, suppose that a student is considering an externship with a judge who is presiding over a murder case and the prosecutor has indicated he will be asking for the death penalty. If the potential extern opposes the death penalty and regularly participates in demonstrations against the death penalty, the extern’s opinions might affect the extern’s ability to work on the matter or might create an appearance of impropriety for the prospective supervising judge.

            Another example might be a student who previously worked for a legal defense firm who then applies to work at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO) while the defense firm’s client is still being prosecuted. It is imperative that the student inform his potential supervisor at the MCAO of his prior involvement at the legal defense firm during the initial externship interview so that potential conflicts of interest can be explored.

            Prior to applying for an externship placement, please fill out the “Externship Program Conflicts of Interests Inventory” (College of Law Externship Manual, page 9) then share the information with the interviewer during all of your interviews. If a placement chooses not to personally interview you, but instead selects you based on your resume, make sure to contact your supervisor before accepting the position to discuss your “Conflicts Inventory” to assure that there are not any potential or existing conflicts of interest.

            Externs, once working in a placement, must continue to identify and resolve possible conflicts of interest which arise due to potential employment offers, pro bono, or other volunteer activities throughout the semester. Please continue to update your “Externship Program Conflicts of Interests Inventory” during the semester and bring any changes to your placement supervisor’s attention immediately.

 

EXTERNSHIP APPLICATION/REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

 

Students must submit a cover letter and resume to each agency they are interested in externing with on-line through Simplicity.

 

 1.         Deadline to apply for all externships is Thursday, October 10, at 12:00 p.m. except for the Department of Justice and other U.S. Agencies.

 

 2.         Your resume, cover letter and any required supporting documents will be sent to the agency/judge. The agency/judge will contact you directly to schedule an interview.

 

 3.         Agencies/judges will be asked to conduct interviews by Wednesday, November 6 and submit their Externship choices to Carolyn Landry, by Thursday, November 7. Carolyn will contact each student with his/her offer(s) beginning on Tuesday, November 12. Offers should NOT be made directly to the students by the Agency/Judge.

 

 4.         If you are selected by an agency/judge, the agency supervisor must sign a Student/Agency Agreement form and mail or fax it to Carolyn who will then contact you to obtain your signature on the form.  

 

5.         All externships shall include an academic component. For first-time externships that award three hours or less of academic credit, the minimum academic component shall generally be the classroom component provided by the Externship Director. In some instances, the academic component may be provided by a faculty member. Periodic journals and reflective writings may be required.

 

6.         The academic component for first-time externships that award academic credit in excess of three credit hours per semester shall, consistent with ABA standard 305(e)(7), include both the classroom component provided by the Externship Director (or the academic component provided by a faculty member) and an opportunity for contemporaneous guided reflection on the student's experience with the externship. Non-exclusive examples of the opportunity for contemporaneous guided reflection may include a requirement that the student: (i) keep a periodic journal concerning the student's externship experience which shall furnish the basis for discussions between the student and the Externship Director from time to time during the course of the externship, and (ii) prepare a paper or papers on selected substantive aspects of the student's externship work which shall furnish the basis for discussions between the student and the Externship Director from time to time during the course of the externship.

 

Students who are accepted for any Judicial Externship must complete an Application for Externship Certification form to be reviewed by the Externship Director. The form is available at:      http://www.law.asu.edu/currentstudents/CurrentStudents/Academics/ExternshipProgram.aspx

 

Before you start your externship, review the forms on-line at the address above or in this manual. The forms include the Externship Program Conflicts of Interest Inventory, Student/Judge or Agency Agreement Form, mid-term and final evaluation forms, and an externship self-evaluation form.

 

            a.         Time worked must be reported on-line every two weeks at this web address:

                         https://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Interactive/ExternshipHours

 

            b.         The mid-term evaluation form must be completed by your agency/judge supervisor, signed by you and returned to Carolyn Landry, Room 101, when you have completed half of your hours.

 

            c.         The final evaluation form must be completed by your agency/judge supervisor, signed by you and returned to Carolyn Landry, Room 101, no later than one week after you have completed your externship.

 

            d.         The student self-evaluation form must be completed by you and returned to Carolyn Landry, Room 101, no later than one week after you have completed your externship.

 

 

No credit will be awarded until all forms are filed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SAMPLE EXTERN FORMS


STUDENT EXTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT SEMESTER CHECK OFF LIST

 

 

Number of credits to be earned:( )

 

Number of hours to be accumulated:( )

 

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****PLACE COMPLETED FORMS IN CAROLYN LANDRY’S

EXTERNSHIP BASKE (ROOM 101 - ON SHELF ABOVE) OR EMAIL FORMS TO carolyn.landry@asu.edu****

 

____Externship program Conflicts of Interest Inventory (to be discussed with your supervisor and not turned in.)

 

____Student Agency Agreement (see Carolyn Landry)

 

____ Midterm Performance Evaluation turned in to Carolyn Landry

- due when half of the hours are complete .

 

____ Final Performance Evaluation turned in to Carolyn Landry

- due one week after completion of externship.

 

____Student Self Evaluation of Placement turned in to Carolyn Landry

- due at conclusion of externship.

 

____ All Extern Time Reported on line at https://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Interactive/Externship Hours - due every other Monday from start date to end date.


 

EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS INVENTORY

Name: _____________________________________

Placement: _________________________________

Semester: __________________________________

 

The information that you provide here will assist you and your placement supervisor(s) to identify any actual or potential conflicts of interests that would jeopardize the confidentiality and loyalty you owe to your prospective externship placement. Please take your time to answer these questions thoughtfully and completely. (Attach additional sheets if necessary.) NOTE: You have an obligation to update this form to reflect any change in circumstances prior to beginning work at your externship placement and/or during the semester in which you are enrolled in the Externship Program.

 

            1.         Are you now working or volunteering, or have you worked or volunteered for a law firm, legal services office, corporation legal department, governmental agency, judge, hearing examiner, or in the securities industry (legal or non-legal) prior to enrolling in the Externship Program?

            Yes ( )                                                           No ( )

If yes, where are you working/have you worked? (List all, starting with most recent and providing dates and locations.)

 

                        On what type(s) of cases did you work at each location?

 

 

 

              2.           Are you planning on being employed or volunteering at any office in any of the categories listed in question #1 during your externship semester?

            Yes ( )                                                           No ( )

                        If yes, where will you be employed or volunteering?

 

                        On what types of cases are you (will you be) working?

 

 


 

            3.         Are you planning on maintaining any other non-legal employment, board affiliations, or volunteer activity during your externship semester?

            Yes ( )                                                           No ( )

                        If yes, where will you be employed, serving as a board member, or volunteering?

            What type of work will you be doing?

 

 

4.         Please list any entities to which you have applied for future employment, including law firms, legal services offices, corporation legal department, governmental agency, judge, hearing examiner, or in the securities industry (legal or non-legal.) You need not include a prospective employer from whom you have received either a “no-thank-you” letter or an offer of employment which you have declined. If, between now and the completion of your externship, you contact any other prospective employer not listed on this form to explore a potential employment relationship, or if any prospective employer contacts you for that purpose, you must update this form to include that prospective employer.

 

 

5.         Are there any other personal, financial, or family interests that could present conflicts of interest for you at your proposed placement(s)? If so, please identify them here.

 

·                  Have you been enrolled in the Externship Program or in a law school Clinic before?

 

            Yes ( )                                                                        No ( )

 

If yes, please indicate the semester(s) in which you were enrolled (including summer sessions) and identify your clinic and/or externship program and placement below.

 

 

Please Note: You have an obligation to update this Conflicts of Interests Inventory if any of the information you have provided changes between the date you submit this form to your placement supervisor and the end of the semester in which you are enrolled in the Externship Program.

  

 

Externship Program Conflicts of Interests Inventory” reprinted with the kind permission of Arlene S. Kanter who created the Inventory while Director of the Externship Program at Syracuse University College of Law, Alexis Anderson, Cindy Roman Slane, and Thomson/West. Ogilvy.et al. Learning From Practice 2nd ed. St. Paul: Thomson/West, 2007.

 

 

 

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SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR COLLEGE OF LAW

AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

STUDENT/JUDGE OR AGENCY AGREEMENT

 

This agreement constitutes a mutual understanding between


 

                                                                                                                                     (Student)

and


 

                                                                        (Judge/Agency and Division)

 

as part of an Externship Program with Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law established for the purpose of providing educational related work experience to students. It is understood by both parties to this agreement that:

 

1)         is officially enrolled at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and has

                             (Student)

received permission to volunteer his/her services; and

 

2)        the student is not covered by A.S.U. or State of Arizona liability insurance; and

 

3)        the student is providing volunteer services and cannot be compensated for work; and

 

4)upon satisfactory completion of hours of work student will earn receive credits for the externship experience

 

5)        the period of volunteer service commences on or about and will end on or about

                                       .

 

            It is further understood that the student will maintain, separately, an attendance record noting the dates and hours of the student's attendance during the externship. In addition, the agency will provide the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law a supervisory appraisal of the student's performance both at the midterm and upon completion of the volunteer service period.

 

 

 

 



                                                                                                

Judge/Agency Supervisor's Name (Please type or print)                         Student Signature Date

 

 


Phone:                                    Fax:                 

Judge/Agency Phone Number

 


 

Judge/Agency Supervisor Email Address

 


 


                                                                                                                   

Judge/Agency Supervisor's Signature                 Date        Externship Coordinator's Signature Date

College of Law

 

 

 


 

SEMESTER

 

 

EXTERN’S NAME


 

 

AGENCY/JUDGE


 

 

SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR COLLEGE OF LAW

AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

                                                 

 

MID-TERM PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

 

            This evaluation is to be completed at mid-term of the semester by each student's immediate supervisor and reviewed with the student before being submitted to Carolyn Landry, Externship Coordinator at Carolyn.Landry@asu.edu.

 

Please rate the student's work performance using a scale of:

5 – Excellent

4 – Very Good

3 – Good

2 – Fair

1 – Poor

Please indicate the student's most important duties with an asterisk (*).

 

A.        Legal Research and Writing

 

1.         When given an issue to analyze or review, was the

student able to:

 

    Identify the salient points.

                             Identify potential problems.

    Raise pertinent questions.

 

2.         When given a written project to complete, was the

student able to:

 

    Provide clear, complete, and well-documented work.

    Meet project deadlines.

    Prepare well-written reports and memos.

 

B.        Communication

 

Rate the student's communication skills:

 

    Interviewing witnesses.

    Interaction with clients.

    Interaction with other staff members

    Ability to report to you orally.

 


                                                                                                Mid-Term Evaluation Continued 

 

C.        Generally

 

            Rate the student in the following areas:

 

                Ability to follow directions.

                Attention to detail.

                Dependability.

            

 

D.        Over-all Work Performance

 

            Rate the student's over-all work performance:

 

                Excellent.

                Very Good.

                Good.

            __Fair.

                Poor.

 

E.        Comments

 


            

            


            

 


 

 


            

 

F.        Goals and Objectives

 

Provide goals and objectives which the student should work toward during the remainder of the externship.

 


            

            


            

 


 

 


            

 

 

 


                                                                                    
                                            

 Extern's Signature                                          Supervisor's Signature

 


                                                                                     


                                             

Date                                                 Date

 

            

 


 

 


 

SEMESTER

 

NAME


 

 

AGENCY


 

 

  SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR COLLEGE OF LAW

AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

FINAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

 

 

 

            This evaluation is to be completed at mid-term of the semester by each student's immediate supervisor and reviewed with the student before being submitted to Carolyn Landry, Externship Coordinator at Carolyn.Landry@asu.edu.

 

Please rate the student's work performance using a scale of:

5 – Excellent

4 – Very Good

3 – Good

2 – Fair

1 – Poor

Please indicate the student's most important duties with an asterisk (*).

 

A.        Legal Research and Writing

 

            1.         When given an issue to analyze or review, was the

                        student able to:

 

                            Identify the salient points.

                             Identify potential problems.

                            Raise pertinent questions.

 

            2.         When given a written project to complete, was the

                        student able to:

 

                            Provide clear, complete, and well-documented work.

                            Meet project deadlines.

                            Prepare well-written reports and memos.

 

B.        Communication

 

            Rate the student's communication skills:

 

                            Interviewing witnesses.

                            Interaction with clients.

                            Interaction with other staff members.

                            Ability to report to you orally.


                                                                                                            Final Evaluation Continued

 

C.        Generally

 

            Rate the student in the following areas:

 

                Ability to follow directions.

                Attention to detail.

                Dependability.

 

 

 

D.        Over-all Work Performance

 

            Rate the student's over-all work performance:

 

                Excellent.

                Very Good.

                Good.

            __Fair.

                Poor.

 

E.        Comments

 


            

            


            

 


 

 


            

 

F.        Goals and Objectives

 

            Were the goals and objectives set forth on the mid-term evaluation met?

 

 


            

            


            

 


 

 


            

 

 


                                                                                     


            

Extern's Signature                               Supervisor's Signature

 


                                                                                     


                                              

Date                                     Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                  Semester/Year 

 

SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR COLLEGE OF LAW (SDO COL)

AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

 STUDENT SELF EVALUATION FORM

 

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Student's Name:


 

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Organization/Court:


 

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Organization Supervisor/Judge:


 

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If judicial, what type of calendar (i.e. criminal, civil, family law):


 

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SDO COL Faculty Supervisor:


 

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Number of credit hours completed:


 

 

 

Evaluate the externship in the following areas. Please be thorough in your comments because they are important to the Director of the Externship Program in evaluating the externship placements.

 

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                                                                        Excellent         Good   Good   Fair     Poor

                                

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Comments:


 

 


 

 


 

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2. Variety & interest of

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Describe types of assignments:


 

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3. Interaction with other

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Comments:



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4. Supervisor’s Feedback and evaluation

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5. Number of meetings with your supervising attorney/judge:


         

 

 

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6. Where was most of your work completed (i.e., agency/judge office, library, home)? ________________________________________________________________________________________

 


 

                            

 

 

 

Very 

                                                                        Excellent       Good Good         Fair Poor

                                

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7. Quality of your FACULTY supervisor:                                          

 

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8. Would you recommend this externship to another student? Yes No

Why or why not?

 

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9. Are you satisfied with your overall externship experience? Yes No

 

Explain and include suggestions for improvements to your externship placement:

 

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Explain and include suggestions for improvements to SDO COL Externship Program:

 

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10. May we give your contact information to future students who have secured this placement and have questions? Yes ______ No ______

 

11. So that we may provide comments about our Externship Program on our law school website and in written materials, please summarize your overall externship experience in four sentences or less in the space below:

 

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12. Do we have permission to use your name and any statement above on our “Externship Program” website and in any other written materials produced by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law?

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Yes                   No _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

(Alphabetical)


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona

 

Contact:                      Daniel J. Pochoda, Legal Director

Address:                     America Civil Liberties Union of Arizona

                                   3707 N. 7th Street, #235

                                   Phoenix, Arizona 85014

Phone:                        (602) 650-1854           Fax: (602) 650-1376

Email:                         dpochoda@acluaz.org

 

The extern will enhance the ability of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU of AZ) to initiate and maintain effective advocacy, public education and litigation efforts that protect the civil rights of Arizona residents and reduce overreaching and improper actions by public officials and state and local governmental agencies. The ACLU of AZ is a small office, and externs, volunteers and part time employees are fully involved in all aspects of the advocacy efforts, including determinations about whether a constitutional violation is involved, and what would be the most effective route for resolution and protection of the client. This will require that the extern take part in initial intake determinations, and continuing assignments to work with the Legal Director and other ACLU attorneys on all aspects of a particular lawsuit, from research of issues to writing memoranda, and attending strategy sessions and court proceedings as a member of the plaintiffs’ team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Attorney General’s Office

 

Contact:                      Human Resources

Address:                     Arizona Attorney General’s Office

                                   1275 West Washington

                                   Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone:                        (602) 542-8056

Website:                     www.azag.gov

Email:                         humanresources@azag.gov

 

Please address your cover letter(s) to the section(s) you are interested in working in at the AG’s Office.

 

The Arizona Attorney General’s (AG’s) Office offers law students an externship experience that is exciting, educational, and productive. Externs get to work with lawyers representing the State on a wide range of cutting-edge legal issues. Assignments are substantive and may include a broad range of experience. In addition to legal research and writing, externs may observe and participate in trials, interviews of witnesses, plea negotiations, pretrial discovery, hearing, and client meetings. They will also experience firsthand the rewards of a public law career.

                                   

The Attorney General’s Office is the largest law office in the State and includes the following Divisions:

 

1. Child and Family Protection Division: Provides legal services to all programs and business operations of the Department of Economic Security (DES). Sections include:

 

                  1(a)     Child Support Enforcement: Represents DES’s Division of Child support Enforcement, which includes establishing paternity and obtaining enforcement orders.

 

1(b)Civil and Criminal Litigation Advice: Advises DES in proceedings other than child support and custodial matters, including disabilities, welfare, adult protective services, and unemployment insurance.

 

1(c)Protective Services: Represents Child Protective Services (CPS) and DES in dependency, severance, and guardianship proceedings.

 

2. Civil Division: Provides comprehensive legal services for its many clients across State government in lawsuits concerning employment discrimination, personal injuries, licensing, property damage, and constitutional law issues. Also defends the State against liability lawsuits. Sections include:

 

2(a)Education and Health: Provides legal services to the Department of Health Services, Department of Education, School Facilities Board, Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind, and the Charter School Board.

 

2(b)Employment Law: Provides employment law advice to State agencies, represents the State in employee appeals from personnel actions, and defends the State, its agencies and employees in employment lawsuits brought by current, former or prospective employees.

 

2(c)Liability Management: Represents the State in Risk Management covered lawsuits alleging liability for personal injuries, property damage and constitutional law violations.

 

2(d)Licensing and Enforcement: Provides legal services to 43 State agencies, boards and commissions, most of which regulate professions, occupations or businesses.

 

2(e)Natural Resources: Provides legal services to the Arizona State Land Department, the Arizona State parks Board, the State Mine Inspector, the Prescott Historical Society, and the State Geological Survey, and provides advice on water rights issues and representation for state agencies in the State’s general stream adjudications.

 

2(f)Transportation: Provides legal services to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Department of Revenue on a wide variety of matters. Representation and advice are provided in relation to the following subject areas: acquisition of real property, condemnation, construction contracts and procurement, motor vehicle registration, driver licensing, aeronautics, property management, public records, open meetings, criminal and traffic law enforcement, administrative licensing and regulation, property tax, income tax, transaction privilege (sales) tax and fuel tax.

 

3. Criminal Division: To protect the citizens of Arizona by successfully investigation and aggressively and fairly prosecuting criminal cases within the State of Arizona. The division investigates and prosecutes drug traffickers, trafficking organizations, money launderers, criminal enterprises, white-collar crime, financial crimes, and cases dealing with the fraud, abuse and neglect of persons receiving AHCCCS benefits. Sections include:

 

3(a)Prosecuting Sections: Fraud and Special Prosecutions, Drug and Racketeering, Healthcare Fraud and Abuse, Border Crime Enforcement.

 

3(b)Financial Remedies: Protects legitimate commerce from ongoing criminal enterprises (mostly in the areas of illegal drugs, major fraud and other forms of organized crime) through civil remedies under Arizona’s racketeering statutes.

 

3(c)Special Investigations: Provides investigative support to State law enforcement agencies in specialized areas of law, including vulnerable adult abuse, consumer fraud, money laundering, and high technology crime.

 

3(d)Office of Victim Services: Provides support to victims of crimes prosecuted by the State.

 

4. Criminal Appeals Division: Handles all appellate and post-conviction proceedings of death row inmates in Arizona. Also, represents the State in all non-capital criminal appeals. Sections include: Capital Litigation and Criminal Appeals.

 

5. Public Advocacy and Civil Rights Division: The Public Advocacy arm of the division pursues those who prey upon ;the public and threaten the economic and environmental well-being of Arizonans. Attorneys provide legal advice to the State’s Banking, Real Estate, and Insurance Departments. Attorneys in the Public Advocacy arm of the Division also enforce laws relating to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. The Agency Council arm provides legal advice, litigation, budgetary, contract, accounting and financial control services to the Office and to the executive and judicial branches of State government. In addition, attorneys initiate actions to collect taxes and debts owed to the State. The Civil Rights arm of the division enforces state and federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations and voting by investigating and litigating civil rights complaints. The group also provides conflict resolution services and mediation programs. Sections include:

 

                  5(a)     Consumer Protection and Advocacy: Enforces consumer protection laws, including antitrust laws, and educates consumers on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.

 

                  5(b)     Environmental Enforcement: Prosecutes criminal activity and civil violations related to Arizona’s environmental laws and serious industrial injuries.

 

                  5(c)     Agency Counsel: Represents over 60 State agencies, boards and commissions in matters concerning public monies, procurement, finance open meetings, public records, and general agency advice. Also reviews State contracts and administrative rules.

 

                  5(d)     State Court and Bankruptcy Units: Collect debts owed to the State.

 

                  5(e)     Civil Right Compliance: Takes charges and investigates complaints of civil rights violations. Provides education and outreach to the public regarding civil rights laws.

 

                  5(f)      Civil Rights Litigation: Responsible for civil rights litigation and providing conflict resolution services statewide.

 

6. Solicitor General: Assists in appellate cases, including supervision of all civil appeals; oversees preparation of legal opinions; administers and enforces State election laws; provides independent advice to State agencies and boards in administrative proceedings in which Assistant Attorneys General appear as advocates; reviews constitutional challenges to State laws; and works on special projects as requested by the Attorney General.

 

7. Executive Office: The Executive Office is led by the Attorney General, Chief of Staff and Chief Deputy. This office is the focal point for policy development, external communications, legislative affairs, community outreach for crime prevention and education initiatives, emergencies and issues that are sensitive or have broad impact.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Arizona Center for Disability Law

 

Contact:    Edward L. Myers, III

                  Staff Attorney

Address:    Arizona Center for Disability Law

                  5025 E. Washington St., Suite 202

                  Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Phone:       (602) 274-6287      Fax: (602) 274-6779

Email:        Emyers@azdisabilitylaw.org

 


 

 

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is the protection and advocacy system (P&A) for the State of Arizona. Congress created the P&A system to address inadequate and often deplorable treatment of persons with disabilities. Generally a disability is one which is “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual.” ACDL represent all types such as persons with significant mental illnesses, persons with intellectual disabilities, and persons with physical disabilities. The Center advocates for and represents persons with disabilities in the areas of health care, housing, special education, vocational services, employment, access to public and private facilities and programs, assistive technology, and other services and programs specifically for persons with mental and developmental disabilities.

 

 

The goals of this externship are to:

 

1)              introduce or familiarize the extern to disability rights law;

2)              assist the extern in gaining valuable legal experience;

3)              promote the extern’s consideration of public interest law.

 

The activities the extern may be involved in are:

 

1)               conducting initial detailed interviews of prospective clients;

2)              obtaining and reviewing medical records;

3)              interviewing witnesses;

4)              performing legal research;

5)              preparing legal memoranda; and

6)              participating in settlement negotiations.

 

It is anticipated that the extern will gain experience in disability physical and program access, housing, and health care issues arising under the substantive areas of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Fair Housing Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other related state and federal laws.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

 

Contact:    Tim Hogan, Executive Director

Address:    Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest

                  202 E. McDowell Rd. Suite 153

                  Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone:       (602) 258-8850      Fax:     (602) 258-8757

Email:        thogan@aclpi.org

 

                  Students in this externship program are exposed to a wide variety of issues, often involving constitutional and other important rights. Students may be asked to research these issues. In addition, law students often work on cases, preparing memoranda and subsequently using these in preparing drafts of motions.

 

                  Through this externship, the educational needs of the law students are served in several respects. First, the students are exposed to a wide variety of substantive areas of the law which in many ways complement their regular academic work. Second, they are afforded the unique opportunity to work on public interest issues, as opposed to normal corporate matters. Finally, students receive close supervision in the refinement of their legal writing skills.

 

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Corporation Commission

Legal Division

 

Contact:    Charles Hains

Address:    Arizona Corporation Commission, Legal Division

1200 W. Washington

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Phone:       (602) 542-3402      Fax: (602) 542-4870

Email:        Mmartinez@azcc.gov chains@azcc.gov

 

This externship will provide law students with an opportunity to learn firsthand the practice of law within an administrative agency that regulates a wide breadth of civil matters including utilities regulation, transmission and power plant siting, pipeline and railroad safety, corporations, and securities regulations while supporting the agency’s staff attorneys in the performance of typical legal tasks. Additionally, the extern will be able to observe the unique perspective of staff attorneys representing agency staff in administrative proceedings before the elected agency heads and defend the agency’s decisions on appeal.

 

The extern will be expected to provide assistance in a wide variety of areas including, retrieving information and performing responsible and complex legal research and providing the results in well written memoranda and legal briefs.

 

 

SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE AND UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT ALONG

WITH YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER.


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Court of Appeals

  

Contact:    The Honorable Jon Thompson

Address:    Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One

1501 W. Washington, Suite 317

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Phone:       (602) 542-5304      Fax: (602) 542-7801

Email:        Jhendrix@appeals.az.gov / kmiles@appeals.az.gov (Clerks)

 

Participating judges include: Michael Brown, John C. Gemmill, Donn Kessler, Patricia A. Orozco, Jon W. Thompson, Samuel A. Thumma, and Lawrence F. Winthrop.

 

                  Judge Thompson serves as the liaison between the judges on the Court of Appeals and law students interested in an externship. Address resumes in care of Judge Thompson. Each interested judge will interview and select his or her own extern. The Court of Appeals, Division One consists of 16 judges and the judges sit in three-judge panels.

 

The Arizona Court of Appeals hears:

 

                every type of civil case (including constitutional, employment, environmental, intellectual property, insurance defense, medical malpractice, domestic relations, tax);

                criminal cases (excluding death penalty convictions);

                administrative appeals (including workers compensation, Board of Medical Examiners, mental health determinations); and

                juvenile delinquency and dependency.

 

                  The extern will become familiar with the mechanics of the appellate process, including the procedural rules (appellate, criminal, civil), evidentiary rules, briefing, oral argument and the disposition of cases through published opinions and memorandum decisions.

 

                  The Court of Appeals is unique in that the Court allows externs to accompany the judges and their law clerks into weekly conferences where the legal issues presented by each case are discussed by the three-judge panel prior to a decision being rendered. The extern must comply with court policies for confidentiality and the ethical guidelines.

 

                  Each judge will determine what is appropriate work for an extern in his or her chambers. Some externs perform work similar to that of the judge's law clerks.

 

Externs commonly:

                attend oral argument

                evaluate, research and analyze legal issues presented on appeal

                orally present research results and analysis to the panel

                become familiar with the legal record (entire case file, including trial transcripts, etc.).

                discuss issues/research with judge and law clerks

                attend weekly conferences with the panel judges

                draft research memorandum or may, in some cases, assist the judge in drafting decisions

                edit and cite-check draft decisions.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Court of Appeals

Staff Attorneys Office

  

Contact:    Tony Mackey, Chief Staff Attorney

Address:    Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One
1501 W. Washington, Room 302
Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone:

Phone:       (602) 542-4824       Fax: (602) 542-4833

Email:        Tmackey@appeals.az.gov

 

 

                  The Court of Appeals Staff Attorney’s Office is seeking an extern to research civil appeals with some less than obvious jurisdictional problems. Some of the issues include: (1) Unresolved motions pending in the trial court when the notice of appeal is filed, (2) both signed and unsigned minute entries or orders, (3) the issue being raised is not substantively appealable, (4) inconsistent and confusing use of Rule 54(b) in certifying issues for immediate appeal while the balance of the case remains active in the trial court.

                  The extern would review the civil appeals as they are filed by reviewing the notice of appeal and the civil docketing statement that is required under the Court’s rules to identify the bases for appellate jurisdiction and he/she may also access the electronic docket and record from the trial court to determine the nature and status of any pending but unresolved matters. The extern would be supervised in this effort by the chief staff attorney. The tasks will require some initial training and familiarity with the statutory bases for appellate jurisdiction, the rules of civil procedure concerning final judgments and probably some research on a case-by-case basis. The extern would prepare a short memorandum concerning the jurisdictional basis for the appeal, and note any issues concerning same. The extern’s work and that memo would be reviewed by and discussed in conference with one of the staff attorneys. In close or unique cases, such conference might also include one or more of our judges, and the extern could have the opportunity to orally present the issue to a Court of Appeals judicial panel.

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Department of Administration

Office of General Counsel

                  

Contact:    Susan Laurence

                  Recruiting Manager/Intern Program Manager

Address:    Arizona Department of Administration 

                  100 N. 15th Avenue

                  Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone:       (602) 542-2181 Fax:

Email:        susan.laurence@azdoa.gov

 

 

This externship placement will provide the extern will support the general counsel for the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) by providing legal research and writing in a corporate governance agency.

 

General duties as follows:

·    Assist General Counsel with various legal activities

·    Assist with brief writing including memos

·    May accompany Counsel to court  and assist in various assigned functions

·    May accompany Counsel to agencies/commissions meeting with clients

·    Assist/draft legal documents

·    Conduct legal research

·    Respond to client inquires and questions

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Department of Corrections

  

Contact:    Dawn Northup, General Counsel

                  Legal Services

Address:    Arizona Department of Corrections 

                  1801 W. Jefferson

                  Phoenix, AZ 85007

Phone:       (602) 542-2323 Fax: (602) 542-4240

Email:        dnorthup@azcorrections.gov

 

Externing with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) will expose the law student to the variety of legal issues that may arise from the incarceration of inmates, including but not limited to constitutional [including amendments from first to eight, etc] and civil rights issues, private prison issues, legislation, and contract matters and to provide experience in researching and drafting memoranda on these issues. Enhance communication skills by interaction with Legal Services staff and lawyers from the Office of the Attorney General.

 

The extern will perform the following:

 

                Legal research to resolve questions regarding sentencing, ADC policies, proposed legislation, conditions of confinement, public records requests, privatization, contract and other Corrections issues as they arise.

 

                Draft responses to the interrogatories and requests for admissions on behalf of the Director, former Directors and the Department.

 

                Review ADC policies for possible revision or implementation of new policies.

 

                Communicate with Legal Services Department staff and the Office of the Attorney General which represents the Department in litigation and many pre-litigation issues.

 

                Assist with review and redaction of public records requests.

 

 

 

 

 SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE AND TRANSCRIPT ALONG

WITH YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER.

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

 

 

Arizona Department of Education

 

Contact:          Carrie O’Brien

                        Arizona Department of Education

Address:          1535 W. Jefferson

                        Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Phone:             602/542-3378

Email:              carrie.o’brien@azed.gov

 

 

This externship will enable a law student to learn about administrative law generally and education law specifically. The extern will participate in federal hearings panels, the federal state complaint process related to federal special education law and state education policy.

 

The extern will assist the Director of Legal Services to prepare for and participate in federal appeals panels and other federal administrative hearings. The extern will process public records requests to ensure compliance with federal law. The extern will work on a variety of legal projects with the director.

 

The extern will write proposed decisions for the federal appeals officer, draft agency guidelines, and will complete other written work product as needed.

 

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

 

 

Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs

 

Contact:          CPT Patrick Camunez

                        Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA)

Address:          Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

                        Joint Forces Headquarters - Arizona

                        5636 E. McDowell Road

                        Phoenix, AZ 85008-3495 

Phone:             602/267-2588

Email:              Patrick.Camunez@us.army.mil

 

 

DEMA Staff Judge Advocate’s Office hopes to assist students develop the art of lawyering by teaching skills and values, and by engaging students with the intellectual, pragmatic, ethical, and personal issues that arise in the practice of law. This experience can help student accomplish these goals in at least the following ways:

 

          Learn about personal professional development

          Improve specific lawyering skills

          Increase insight into a state administrative system

          Develop a sense of professional responsibility

 

The extern will assist in protecting the organization’s legal interest and maintaining its operations within the scope established by law. Provide hand-on counsel to all levels of staff and the legal department. Additionally the extern will be responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring legal compliance. Generally, an extern can expect to be engaged in the following specific types of legal work:

 

          Contract review

          Land use, zoning, and licensure issue research

          Employment issue analysis

          Labor dispute analysis

          Military separation analysis

          Evidence gathering

          Administrative separation hearings (rarely)

          Service members civil relief act advice and application

          Property holding research

          Basic estate planning advice

          Legal research memos

          Contracts

          Pre-mobilization presentation

          Basic wills, power of attorney, and health care power of attorney

 

 


 

 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Department of Gaming

 

Contact:          Paula Daniels

                        Human Resources Specialist

Address:          Arizona Department of Gaming

                        1110 W. Washington St., Ste. 450

                        Phoenix, AZ 85007  

Phone:             602/255-3823 FAX: 602/255-3883

Email:              Pdaniels@azgaming.gov

 

This externship placement will provide the extern with legal research and writing in the areas of Indian Law, Indian Gaming, State Gaming Law, Contract Law, Administrative Law and Employment Law. The students will work the Director, Mark Brnovich and the Director of Administration, Dan Bergin, both attorneys.

 

For more information on the Department go to: http://www.gm.state.az.us/ 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Department of Transportation

 

Contact:          David Allen

                        Administrative Law Judge

                        Executive Hearing Office

Address:          Arizona Department of Transportation

                        3737 N. 7th Street, Suite 160

                        Phoenix, AZ 85016  

Phone:             602/712-7737 FAX: 602/241-1624

Website:          www.azdot.gov

Email:              dallen2@azdot.gov

 

Administrative hearings conducted by the Executive Hearing Office (EHO) address a wide range of issues arising under the regulatory and enforcement powers of the Arizona Department of Transportation. These include driver license suspension/revocations, business licenses, tax issues, aircraft registration, motor carrier safety, highway advertising and much more. Retained Counsel, Assistant Attorney Generals and Pro Per Petitioners appear at the contested hearings. In Fiscal Year 2012, EHO conducted 19,000 hearings. Approximately 8,000 of these were related to DUI suspensions (Admin Per Se/Implied Consent). EHO has a staff of 30 which includes support staff, 3 Case Adjudicators, 10 Administrative Law Judges, the Associate Presiding Judge and the Chief Presiding Judge.

 

EHO externs will brief cases, compile a guide of relevant case law, assist judges drafting correspondence and memos and conduct research on various legal issues. Additionally, the incumbent would have the opportunity to observe hearings and learn the duties of an Administrative Law Judge. The incumbent may attend staff meetings, trainings or be assigned miscellaneous other assignments that are relevant to the position. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Completion of courses in Criminal or Civil Procedure and Evidence are preferred. A minimum of ten hours per week is requested.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Department of Water Resources

 

Contact:          Nicole D. Klobas

                        Deputy Counsel

Address:          Arizona Department of Water Resources

                        3550 N. Central Ave.

                        Phoenix, AZ  

Phone:             602/771-8472

Email:              ndklobas@azwater.gov

 

This externship will provide an opportunity for a law student to participate in various ongoing issues at the Department. The Department is responsible for representing the State’s interest in water-related issues, including Colorado River issues, as well as applying and enforcing the Groundwater Management Act (A.R.S. §§ 45-401 et seq). The Department also serves as a technical advisor for surface water adjudication proceedings.

 

Possible opportunities for law students include: assisting Department lawyers in drafting and revising rules and preparing rulemaking documents, researching issues in administrative law, preparing memoranda on legal questions affecting the Department or its policies, and providing assistance in administrative hearings or other judicial proceedings.

 

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Education Association

 

Contact:          Samantha E. Blevins

                        General Counsel

Address:          Arizona Education Association

                        345 E. Palm Lane

                         Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone:             602/264-1774

Email:              Samantha.blevins@arizonaea.org

Website:          http://arizonaea.org

 

The Arizona Education Association’s (AEA) mission is Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education. The core values of the AEA are: quality public education for all; fairness, equity, and respect for all; teaching as an esteemed profession; learning as a community commitment. The AEA has more than 31,000 members and is the largest professional organization in Arizona. AEA takes the lead in advocating for support of Arizona’s public schools, improving the quality of public education through positive change, and improving the professional lives of teachers and school staff members.

 

This externship will provide an opportunity for a law student to develop legal research and writing skills

and witness interview skills. The extern may have an opportunity to write legal memorandum and pleadings.

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Justice Project

 

Contact:          Lindsay Herf, Deputy Counsel

                        Katherine Puzauskas, Deputy Counsel

Address:          Arizona Justice Project

                        2120 N. Central Avenue, Suite 130

                        Phoenix, AZ 85004

                        Phone: 480-965-7198 FAX: 480-727-9157

Email:              lindsay.herf@asu.edu

                        katherine.puzauskas@asu.edu

Pre-Requisite: Participation in the Post Conviction Clinic

The Arizona Justice Project, which itself is housed at the College of law and was founded in 1998 as one of the first innocence and post-conviction review projects in the country. The Arizona Justice Project’s mission is to identify and assist indigent Arizona inmates who have claims of actual innocence or manifest injustice. The Justice Project is frequently the resource of last resort for indigent inmates seeking post-conviction relief.

Every year the Justice Project receives letters from a couple hundred Arizona inmates seeking legal assistance on their case. The Justice Project, now composed of 3 attorneys and a part-time administrative assistant, review each claim to determine whether it is a claim of innocence or manifest injustice. Once a case is accepted for a more detailed review, law students work with Justice Project attorneys and law school faculty in reviewing the case and re-investigating certain facts to find out if evidence of innocence can be revealed. The work includes interviewing inmates in prison; visiting crime scenes; interviewing witnesses; meeting with former defense attorneys or detectives who previously worked on the case; filing requests for public records; visiting the Clerk of Court’s Office to read through case files; tracking evidence that may be suitable for DNA analysis; and – when evidence of innocence is revealed and documented – helping draft a Petition for Post-Conviction Relief.

For the first ten years of its existence, the Justice Project relied almost entirely on volunteer contributions by law students, lawyers, and law school faculty members. Two years ago, the first ever Post-Conviction Relief Clinic was formed at the ASU law school through which law students could take a course on wrongful convictions while simultaneously work on real cases with claims of innocence. Since the clinic has come into existence, ASU now offers the opportunity of an externship with the Justice Project for law students who have completed one year in the Post-Conviction Clinic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council

   

SPRING ONLY

 

Contact:          Kim MacEachern, Staff Attorney

Address:          Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (APAAC)

                        1951 W. Camelback Road, Suite 202

                        Phoenix, AZ 85015

Phone:             602/542-7200

Website:       www.apaac.az.gov

Email:              Kim.MacEachern@apaac.az.gov

 

The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (APAAC) is a statutory, quasi-governmental agency (ARS §41-1830) that is tasked with coordinating the duties of the prosecuting attorneys and their staffs statewide. In addition to being a primary source for professional development and training for Arizona’s prosecuting community, APAAC is also charged with maintaining liaison with study commissions and agencies of all branches of government that benefit law enforcement and the administration of justice ARS §41-1830.01.6. To that end, APAAC assists the prosecuting community each legislative session by interfacing with the legislative branch, providing resources and input from the prosecutors regarding the impacts on law enforcement and the administration of justice from changes in the criminal legal system. The APAAC staff attorney is primarily responsible for this legislative duty.

 

In the course of the externship, which would cover essentially the spring semester as it coincides with the legislative session, the student will become familiar with the legislative process and all aspects of the criminal legal system, political systems and the interaction of the prosecution offices with one another as well as with federal, state and local governments.

 

The extern will assist the staff attorney, the direct supervisor, with activities that present opportunities to conduct research, writing and presentation on policy issues in the criminal law and executive budgets.

 

Tasks include:

 

          Analyze and track legislative proposals,

          Prepare fact sheets/proposals/presentations recommending legislative action and/or positions to the full APAAC Council;

          Attend and monitor legislative hearings;

          Communicate Council positions to the legislature through one-on-one contact and/or committee testimony;

          Participate in weekly Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) meetings and full APAAC Council meetings;

          Brief the LPC and Council on legislative activity;

          Prepare summaries of legislative proposals and track identified bills;

          Attend stakeholders meetings.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project

 

ELIGIBILITY:         MUST BE A THIRD YEAR LAW STUDENT

 

Contact:          Tim Goddard, Project Director

Address:          1818 South 16th Street

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Phone:             (602) 252-6710            Fax: (602) 252-6694

Email:              seniorlw@mindspring.com

 

            The Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project (ASCLP) is a non-profit corporation established in 1982 to provide free and affordable legal services to persons aged 60 and older who reside in Maricopa County. Currently, funding is provided through the Older Americans Act, Title III and Title XX, under a contract with the Area Agency on Aging, Region One, and a grant from the Arizona State Bar Foundation's Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts and the Maricopa County Bar Foundation.

 

            The Law Project consists of two components: one of which provides pro bono direct representation and the other which provides pro bono contingent and reduced fee representation by private attorneys. The practice is exclusively in civil law with emphasis on those areas of the law of particular interest to senior citizens--Social Security, Medicare, wills, probates, guardianships/conservatorships, real property problems, consumer disputes, financial abuse, etc. The Law Project also routinely provides legal information and social services referrals to needy senior citizens.

 

            The Law Project is a member of the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association and is in good standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission.

 

            ASCLP has been the recipient of the Area Agency on Aging's contract for provision of legal services since 1982 and has each year met or exceeded its contractual obligations for number of persons served and units of service provided. Additionally, the Law Project has received annual grants from the State Bar Foundation's IOLTA program since calendar 1986 for operation of its lawyer referral component.

 

The Law Project employs four full-time employees: two Arizona-licensed attorneys, one

paralegal and one bilingual legal secretary. One of the attorneys functions primarily as the coordinator of the lawyer referral component. ASCLP maintains professional liability insurance for legal malpractice by staff, management errors and omissions, and employer defense and legal malpractice coverage for the referral panel.

 

           JOB DUTIES                                     PERCENTAGE OF TIME                                                                                                    DEVOTED TO JOB DUTIES

            1.         Client interviews and                           

                        case preparation                                  50% 

            2.         Legal research                                      20%

            3.         Monitoring of referrals

                        to private attorneys                              10%

            4.         Preparation of legal documents

                        and memoranda of law                        20%


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Arizona State Land Department

 

Contact:                      Vanessa Hickman

                                    Assistant State Land Commissioner

                                    Deputy State Land Commissioner

Address:                      1616 W. Adams Street

                                    Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Phone:                         (602) 542-4621

Email:                          Vhickman@azland.gov

 

The mission of the State Land Department is to manage State Trust lands and resources to enhance value and optimize economic return for the Trust beneficiaries, consistent with sound stewardship, conservation, and business management principles supporting socioeconomic goals for citizens here today and generations to come. To manage and provide support for resource conservation programs for the well-being of the public and the State's natural environment.

 

This externship will enhance the learning experience of the extern in the field of law by offering meaningful assignments accompanied by adequate supervision, providing regular and on-going feedback sessions and a real-world experience that complement the extern’s study of law.

 

Specific tasks may include: 

          Summarize/analyze and track legislation

          Attend/monitor legislative hearings and meetings

          Work with Department on organizing and establishing its legislative agenda

          Research legal issues pertaining to State Trust Land

          Summary reports

          Legal memoranda

 

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

Arizona State University

Office of General Counsel

 

Contact:                      Peggy Casebolt

Supervising Attorney:  Lisa Loo, Deputy General Counsel

Address:                      Office of the General Counsel

                                    Fulton Center Building, 3rd Floor, Room 335

                                    Arizona State University

                                    Box 877405

                                    Tempe, Arizona 85287-7405

Phone:                         (480) 965-4550

Email:                          peggy.casebolt@asu.edu

 

            The ASU Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to the President and Administration of Arizona State University.

 

            The diversified practice of the General Counsel's Office offers a unique opportunity for law students to encounter a broad range of assignments in one or more of the following areas: constitutional law, contractual matters, property law, student conduct matters, police matters, employment issues, due process requirements, civil rights issues; including possible participation in investigation of discrimination charges, and state and federal administrative and/or regulatory compliance law.

 

            Principal areas of work of legal externs in recent years and in which this office is regularly engaged are employment-related matters, procurement and contract work, real property law, constitutional issues, sports law, immigration law, and intellectual property matters. In addition to the substantive legal issues, the legal externs are also exposed to procedural rules and aspects raised by these matters. In short, the diversified practice maintained in OGC offers a particularly unique opportunity for law students to see a broad spectrum of the law during their externship assignments.

 

            Externs have concentrated their efforts in the areas of legal research and writing in the substantive fields listed above. Externs have been directly involved in interviewing individuals in connection with the preparation of ASU's responsive statements to various regulatory agencies concerning employment-related complaints. Externs also participate in meetings directly related to their work assignments and in OGC staff attorney meetings on an occasional basis.


EXTERNSHIP

Arizona State University 

The Sun Devil Athletics Compliance Office

 

Contact:          Stephen T. Webb,

                        Executive Director Athletic Compliance

Address:          Arizona State University

                        Box 872605

                        Tempe, Arizona 85287-2505

 

The Sun Devil Athletics Compliance Office is seeking one or more externs who will receive practical experience in intercollegiate athletics administration. The extern will complete research and rules interpretation projects, draft and edit policies and educational materials, and perform general compliance monitoring.  The ultimate goal is to give law students a chance to improve upon their overall technical expertise while also developing the unique skills used in intercollegiate athletics compliance. The extern will work under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Athletics Compliance.

 

This externship will focus on the following activities:

          Provide interpretations of NCAA and Pac-12 rules and maintaining the Compliance Office interpretations database;

          Assist with evaluation of potential NCAA and Pac-12 violations; assisting with preparations of NCAA and PAC 12 reports; evaluation prospective student – athlete eligibility based on NCAA requirements, including providing input on whether waiver submissions will be necessary and appropriate;

          Assist in creating and reviewing Compliance Office and Sun Devil Athletics policies and procedures; reviewing all NCAA membership services staff minutes and sharing relevant information with staff members;

          Review all PAC-12 interpretations and sharing relevant information with staff members;

          Assist with the creation and coordination of compliance education sessions for coaches and staff members;

          Assist in updating and maintaining a list of ineligible student-athletes and monitoring changes in student-athlete eligibility status;

          Assist with the maintenance and evaluation of the Athlete-Agents Registration;

          Review printed materials for publication, including camp/clinic brochures and marketing advertisement; and

          Assist with the preparation and review of rules education materials.    

Requirements:

                Must enroll for three credits (180 hours);

                Successful completion (or concurrent enrollment) in Professional Responsibility;

                Strong academic record and research and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

          Successful completion of Trial Advocacy (or similar course) or substantive work in trial advocacy;

          Prior experience in intercollegiate athletics as an athlete, coach, or athletic department administrative staff member.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Arizona Supreme Court

Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch

 

Contact:          Jodie Rogers, Law Clerk

Address:          Arizona Supreme Court

                        1501 W. Washington St., Suite 411  

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3231

 

Phone: (602) 452-3535 FAX: (602) 452-3559

Email:  jrogers@courts.az.gov

 

Apply only if you are in the top 10% of your class and have participated with law journal or moot court. 

 

The purpose of this placement is to allow law students to learn the function of a state supreme court judge’s chambers, including: how briefs are read and reviewed, how judges prepare for oral argument and how disposition and opinions are prepared. 

 

 The extern will do legal research; read briefs; prepare memos on points of law for the judge; review case records, including trial transcripts; review lower court and agency determinations; and observe oral argument. 

 

Written assignments will include memos to the judge on specific points of law; drafting of portions of bench memos; analysis of reported decisions; and cite checks of controlling authority. 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Arizona Supreme Court

Government Affairs

 

 

 

Contact:          Jerry G. Landau

Address:          Director of Government Affairs 

                        Arizona Supreme Court

                        Administrative Office of the Courts

                        1501 W. Washington St., Suite 411

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3231

Phone:             (602) 452-3361 FAX: (602) 307-1294

Email:              jlandau@courts.az.gov

 

            This externship placement will give the extern an in-depth understanding of the work done by the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Judicial branch, how the Supreme Court interacts with other courts in the state and with the legislative and executive branches.

 

            The extern will perform a wide array of legal work, focusing on legal writing, research and working with the governmental affairs group of the Supreme Court. A list of the extern’s duties will include:

 

          Researching and interpreting current statutes, court rules and case law.

          Drafting written memoranda summarizing and analyzing constitutional and legal issues.

          Drafting written memoranda summarizing and analyzing bills introduced and recently passed by the Arizona Legislature.

          Preparing and conducting presentations to court personnel, legislators, and legislative staff.

          Participating in committees and groups formed by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

          Preparing PowerPoint Presentations on legislative and legal issues.

          Communicating with judges, legislators, court employees and legislative staff regarding various legal and legislative issues.

          Communicating with the AOC’s Director of Government Affairs and other members of the Executive Office.

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Supreme Court

Legal Services Office

 

 

Contact:          David L. Withey

Address:          Chief Counsel of the Legal Services Office  

                        Arizona Supreme Court

                        Administrative Office of the Courts

                        1501 W. Washington St., Suite 411

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3231

Phone:             (602) 452-3325 

Email:              dwithey@courts.az.gov

 

The Legal Services Office will provide a unique educational experience by involving the extern in providing a broad range of in house counsel services primarily for the Administrative Director of the Courts and staff in support of the Chief Justice’s administrative supervision of the judicial branch and secondarily for judges and court administrators throughout the state.

 

The extern will experience public sector law practice, advising in house clients and addressing legal issues that arise for Arizona courts. The extern will use and develop skills in issue identification, legal research and writing, client service, contract drafting and statutory analysis.  

 

Depending upon interest and time devoted to the externship, the extern will perform all or most of the following tasks:

 

A.        Prepare analyses of draft legislation proposed by judges and court administrators for incorporation in the judicial branch legislative package that address consistency with the stated purpose, alternatives to legislation to accomplish the purpose and unintended legal effects.

B.        Prepare a detailed written analysis of at least one contract for the services of a private vendor assuring incorporation of all contractual elements and provisions required by law and recommending changes to correct any deficiencies.

C.        Prepare a memorandum for non-lawyer administrative staff of the court explaining the effect on current law and operations of at least one recent major appellate decision.

D.        Respond to requests for legal services by identifying the legal issue(s) presented, researching the issue(s) and providing a concise but comprehensive memorandum responding to the request.

E.        Review and comment on at least one draft opinion or draft at least one opinion concerning a judicial ethics issue or judicial employee ethics issue.

F.        Complete a major legal research and writing project. Examples of projects are “Authority to Manage Courts and Triage Cases During a Pandemic or Other Major Emergency” and “Distinguishing Constitutional and Other Legal Requirements from Best Practices in the Operation of Juvenile Detention Centers.”

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Supreme Court

Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge

 

 

Contact:          Judge William J. O’Neil

Address:          Presiding Disciplinary Judge 

                        Arizona Supreme Court

                        1501 W. Washington St., Suite 411

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3231

Phone:             (602) 452-3436 FAX: (602) 452-3498 

Email:              officepdj@courts.az.gov

 

Required: Successfully completing the Professional Responsibility course.

 

The Supreme Court of the Arizona adopted changes to the attorney discipline system, including the establishment of the Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge presides over attorney discipline proceedings, reinstatements and issues orders together with a two-member hearing panel. The opinions of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge and hearing panel are final orders in the case in which they are issued and may be appealed to the Supreme Court. The extern will be involved in legal research and extensive writing and will observe disciplinary proceedings.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Arizona Supreme Court

Staff Attorneys’ Office

 

 

Contact:          Patience T. Huntwork

Address:          Staff Attorneys’ Office

                        Arizona Supreme Court

                        1501 W. Washington St., Suite 445

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3231

Phone:             (602) 452-3528            FAX: (602) 452-3482

Email:              Phuntwork@courts.az.gov

 


 

            The objectives of this externship placement are to allow the 9 attorneys of the Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys’ Office the opportunity to work with bright and knowledgeable future lawyers who can assist them with a variety of tasks which their office performs for the five justices of the Arizona Supreme Court.

 

The majority of work assigned to the extern consists of drafting memoranda to the Justices on the petitions for review and special actions which make up the primary case load of the Arizona Supreme Court. Extern work of secondary importance might include: all phases of court rules including civil, criminal, evidence, juvenile and various other bodies of Arizona rules; state bar disciplinary appeals; election appeals; prisoner pro se litigation; water rights litigation; and the processing of death penalty post-conviction and related issues. In addition, there might be a need for research on a topic of special interest to the Court or an individual staff attorney.

 

The Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorney’s Office typically accepts either one or two ASU College of Law interns each term. Applications should be submitted to the Staff Attorneys’ Office via the ASU College of Law Externship Coordinator (not directly). Minimal requirements are high grades in legal writing, overall good grades, and good character. A criminal background check is required.

 

Student positions with the Staff Attorneys’ Office are limited; writing and analytical skills are highly valued; and all exceptionally-qualified students are not guaranteed a position.

 

SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE ALONG

WITH YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Arizona Technology Enterprises

 

  

Contact:          Khera Douglass, Director of Operations  

Address:          Arizona Technology Enterprises

                        1475 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 200

                        Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Phone:             (480) 884-1999            Fax: (480) 884-1984

Email:              khera@azte.com

 

This externship will expose the student to technology transfer issues, including the identification, protection and commercialization of technology. 

 

The extern will work with inventors, and with internal and external counsel to prepare documents related to the transfer of technology, including technology evaluations, claim charts, marketing strategies, license agreements, option agreements, term sheets, inter-institutional agreements, corporate sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements, and collaboration agreements. Externs with patent law experience and the appropriate engineering or scientific background may additionally assist with Office Actions and Restriction Requirements.

 

The extern must have a technical undergraduate or graduate degree (science, engineering, technology, computer science). Experience with IP in general and patent law in particular is helpful but not required; a willingness to learn is required.

 

The extern’s work products will comprise written work, including any of the transactional documents listed above, and memoranda on policies or current issues affecting technology transfer. 

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

City of Mesa Attorney’s Office

 

 

Contact:          Michelle Zeig, Management Assistant

Address:          City of Mesa

                        20 E. Main Street, Suite 850

                        P.O. Box 1466

                        Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466

Phone:             (480) 644-2343            Fax:     (480) 644-2498

Email:              michelle.zeig@mesaaz.gov

 

The City of Mesa is committed to providing extern(s) with a rewarding legal educational experience in Municipal law including the handling of a variety of assignments in areas such as condemnation, real estate transactions, tax and licensing, environmental law, water law, liability defense litigation, planning and zoning, construction litigation, research and writing appellate briefs, preparation of summary judgment motions, legal research and writing memorandums.

 

Type of legal work the extern will perform:

 

          Research, write, and draft motions for summary judgment, legal opinions, and other legal memorandums.

          Attend depositions.

          Attend trial.

          Participate in witness preparations.

          Attend city council meetings, executive sessions when permissible and attend meetings of the city’s boards and commissions such as planning and zoning, design review, and general development committee.

          Handle assignments from the city attorney’s litigation unit in the areas of liability defense involving Federal 1983 Civil Rights claims, Title 7 employment discrimination claims, claims under the ADA, as well as common law negligence claims.

          Handle assignments from the city attorney’s administrative unit in the areas of drafting and reviewing contracts, ordinances, resolutions, settlement agreements, legal opinions, referendums, and initiatives.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

City of Mesa Prosecutor’s Office

 

  

Contact:          Sophia Graves, Management Assistant

Address:          City of Mesa

                        250 E. First Avenue, Suite 222

                        P.O. Box 1466

                        Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466

Phone:             (480) 644-3206            Fax:     (480) 644-2584

Email:              sophia.graves@mesaaz.gov

 

The City of Mesa Prosecutor’s Office is committed to providing extern(s) with a rewarding legal and educational experience in Criminal law including the handling of a variety of assignments in areas such as drafting responses to defense motions, legal research and writing projects, city code cases, asset forfeiture, jury selection, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment issues, community prosecution, appellate brief drafting, and legal research and writing memorandums.

 

Type of legal work the extern will perform:

 

          Research, write, and draft motions

          Attend depositions / interviews.

          Attend trial, including jury selection.

          Participate in witness preparations.

          Attend community meetings

          Conduct research on law related subjects

          Handle assignments in the areas of drafting and reviewing, plea agreements, ordinances, resolutions, legal opinions, referendums, and initiatives.

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

City of Peoria, Attorney’s Office

 

 

Contact:          Michael Dynes

                        Assistant City Attorney

Address:          City Attorney’s Office

                        8401 W. Monroe Street

                        Peoria, , AZ 85345

Phone:             (623) 773-7335            FAX: (623) 772-7323

Email:              Mike.dynes@peoriaaz.gov

 

            Externs will be exposed to the functions of the City Attorney’s Office allowing the extern to apply the skills learned in law school under the supervision of a practicing attorney.

 

Specific tasks may include:

 

          Research and writing on both the civil and criminal sides as needed

          Conducting Criminal pretrial conferences under the supervision of an attorney

          Participation in trials and evidentiary hearings

 

Type of specific written work:

 

          Motion responses

          Appellate preparation

          interoffice research memoranda

          training bulletins for law enforcement

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

City of Phoenix Law Department

 

 

Contact:          Vicki A. Hill

                        Deputy City Prosecutor, Chief Assistant

Address:          City of Phoenix Law Department

                        200 W. Washington

                        Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611

Phone:             (602) 262-4781            Fax: (602) 534-9806

Email:              vicki.hill@phoenix.gov

 

This externship will provide students with the opportunity to work with either the City Attorney’s Office (Civil Division) or Prosecutor’s Office’s Appeals Bureau.

 

Prosecutor’s Office: Externs will be assigned to the Appeals Bureau. Externs will research, draft, and edit motions, research memoranda, and lower court appeals. Externs will work closely with an appeals attorney on their assigned tasks. Externs will review case files and police reports and, as needed, interview witnesses.

Externs are required to provide fingerprints and pass a background check. Externs must have working knowledge of Westlaw research techniques and familiarity with the rules of evidence, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and Arizona Rules of Professional Responsibility (particularly ER 3.8).

 

Civil Division: Externs in the Civil Division will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of assignments that may include the following areas of law: public safety, litigation, land use, natural resources, transportation, procurement, and finance. Externs will conduct research, including Westlaw, and draft memoranda for attorneys.

 

Externs will research, draft, and edit motions/memoranda, research memoranda, and lower court appeals for attorneys.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE ALONG WITH YOUR

COVER LETTER AND RESUME

 


 

 EXTERNSHIP

 

City of Phoenix Office of Government Relations

 

 

Contact: John Wayne Gonzales, Intergovernmental Liaison

Address:          Office of Government Relations

                        City Manager’s Office

                        City of Phoenix

                        200 W. Washington, 12th Floor

                        Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone:             (602) 534-5271 Fax: (602) 534-3644

Email:              John.Wayne.Gonzales@phoenix.gov

Website URL:  www.phoenix.gov

 

            This externship will familiarize the extern with state and federal legislative processes, interaction of city government with state, federal, and other local governments, particularly legislative and executive functions. It will provide opportunities for research, writing, and presentation regarding policy issues.

 

Tasks may include:

 

          Analyzing state and/or federal legislation.

          Preparing recommendations for city policy positions.

          Preparing position papers and/or fact sheets.

          Preparing for and participating in weekly briefing with City Attorney’s Office lawyers regarding state legislation.

          Preparing summaries of state and/or federal legislation.

          Preparing briefing documents regarding City legislative priorities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

City of Phoenix Public Defender’s Office

 

 

Contact:          Gary Kula

Address:          City of Phoenix Public Defender’s Office

                        200 W. Washington, 14th Floor

                        Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone:             (602) 534-2403            Fax: (602) 534-2381

Email:              gary.kula@phoenix.gov

 

            This externship will provide courtroom experience to students licensed to practice pursuant to Rule 38(e), Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona. All cases handled by the extern will originate in the largest court in Arizona, the Municipal Court of the City of Phoenix.

            The extern will be assigned criminal cases both at the pretrial conference and trial level. The extern, under supervision, will be responsible for conducting a pretrial investigation, interviewing both state and potential defense witnesses, preparing and writing pretrial motions, and working through a case, whether it is resolved through a plea agreement or the presentation of the case to the court or a jury. Externs will also be assigned cases already in progress, to allow them to handle trial responsibilities early in the semester. In order to maximize the extern’s exposure to a variety of experiences, they will also be supervised by other attorneys during trials and courtroom appearances.

            In summary, an extern would be responsible for performing all activities required to provide quality representation to the client. This will include not only the responsibilities outlined above, but also researching the applicable law, reviewing police reports, and analyzing evidence to determine the appropriate course of action in a case.

            Case assignments will be made to accommodate the externs pre-existing classroom schedule. However, once their schedule is determined, there will be specific times when they will need to be at the court.

            It is also expected that the extern will be provided with an academic component including ethical rules, client interview techniques, evidentiary problems, substantive and procedural law as it relates to their cases, and other information necessary in order for them to provide effective legal representation to their client. Efforts would also be made to provide the extern with a sufficient familiarity with workings of the criminal justice system to allow them to select a topic and fulfill the writing obligation aspect of the externship through the completion of a paper related to their representation of individuals in criminal cases.

 

Specific activities:

          Attend pretrial conferences at municipal court for DUI and other misdemeanor cases.

          Review police departmental reports.

          Meet clients at pretrial conferences. Interview the client, going over the charges against the client, advising clients’ of their rights and negotiating a settlement of the case or setting the matter for trial.

          For matters concluded by plea agreement, represent the client at the sentencing phase in the municipal court.

          Interview witnesses for matters set for trial, including arresting officers, chemists and other experts.

          Investigate the client’s case, including crime scene investigation, locating and interviewing defense witnesses, as well as developing a defense and theory of the case.

          Legal research for law memoranda in support of pretrial motions, including motions to suppress, voluntariness, dismissal, jury voir dire, and the submission of jury instructions.

          Draft and file motions required in order to represent clients.

          Conduct misdemeanor trials either before the court or before a jury.

 

            The Agency’s intention to provide the extern with a sophisticated understanding of the criminal justice through one-on-one training by an experienced trial lawyer, as well as the opportunity to work on cases with other well-experienced criminal defense practitioners in the Phoenix Municipal Court.


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

City of Scottsdale Attorney’s Office

Bruce Washburn, Scottsdale City Attorney

 

Contact:          Joe Padilla

Address:          City Attorney’s Office

                        3939 No. Drinkwater Blvd.

                        Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone:             (480) 312-7994 or 312-3501     FAX: (480) 312-2548

Email:              jpadilla@scottsdaleaz.gov

 

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The Scottsdale City Attorney’s Office represents the City of Scottsdale and provides legal

assistance and representation to each of the Departments that comprise the organizational

structure of the City. The City Attorney’s Office also provides legal advice to the Mayor and City Council on a variety of issues.

 

Law students applying for this position will be asked to research various legal issues and prepare

internal memoranda to support their findings. This extern position will provide an excellent

opportunity to gain exposure into the inner workings of a municipality and understand the wide

variety of legal issues impacting a governmental agency.

 

The extern may perform the following legal work:

∙Research and prepare internal legal memoranda on a broad range of legal issues including open meeting laws, public records requests, attorney/client privilege, ethics, procurement, etc.

          Identify and review cases that impact city-related issues.

∙Attend board and commission meetings including Development Review Board, Planning Commission, Airport Advisory Board, Redevelopment Board, City Council meetings, etc.

∙Attend various meetings including internal tax hearings, risk management status hearings, work study sessions, etc.

          Assist litigation attorneys in discovery, the drafting of pleadings, and in preparing for trial.

Assist staff attorneys with projects in areas including water and environmental, community development, planning and zoning, transportation, and general municipal issues.

 

The extern is expected to be proficient in traditional research methods including Westlaw and the Internet. Experience with Microsoft Office is also helpful.

 

SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE ALONG

WITH YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

City of Tempe Attorney’s Office

 

Contact: Mari Yennie

                Executive Assistant

Address: Tempe City Attorney’s Office

                21 E. Sixth Street, Suite 201

                Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: (480) 350-8227 Fax: (480) 350-8645

Email: Mari.Yennie@tempe.gov

 

The City Attorney’s Office provides legal services to all City departments, boards and commissions, committees, and the Mayor and City Council on a regular basis. It works with the Mayor and Council, city management and departments to advocate on behalf of the City and its employees, interpreting ordinances, and ensuring that City ordinances and state laws are enforced.

 

Other responsibilities of the office include representing the City in legal proceedings before administrative and legislative bodies, and in the courts at all levels. Attorneys provide numerous services ranging from drafting legal documents and ordinances, reviewing contracts and other legal instruments, assisting in legal transactions, giving legal advice, responding to citizen concerns, prosecuting and defending on behalf of the City and State in litigation.

 

The objectives of the externship placement include getting law students involved in critical legal research and writing, for timely advice to City department representatives, City Council members and staff. The extern will be involved in the daily activities of the office as much as is feasible, given the time constraints of school. This means that the extern shall keep the office updated on the hours he or she is available for work, as well as consulting with the supervisory attorney and the other attorneys in the office.

 

All attorneys in the Civil Division of the Tempe City Attorney’s Office have access to and may assign projects to the extern. Each assigning attorney will supervise and review the extern’s work for that particular project. All work performed by the extern will be critiqued, generally through meetings and discussions with the extern.

 

If dedicated to the City Attorney, the extern will work on legal issues specific to the Mayor and City Council, including: reviewing and drafting ordinances; attending meetings; and working closely with the City Attorney and City Officials.

 

The extern will help draft pleadings and legal memoranda. In the past, this has included drafting disclosure statements, motions for summary judgment, and interoffice memoranda on subjects such as environmental law, § 1983 litigation, zoning, and eminent domain. The extern will be encouraged to attend meetings (including Council meetings, Boards and Commission meetings, and other meetings with clients) and to attend court proceedings when available.

 


                                                                                                                                               EXTERNSHIP

 

Community Legal Services, Central Phoenix Office

 

 

Address: Community Legal Services  

                305 S. Second Ave.

                Phoenix, AZ 85036-2402

Phone: (602) 258-3434 Fax: (602) 254-3258

 

Community Legal Services (CLS) is a non-profit law firm practicing in a variety of civil legal areas for low-income clients. CLS serves its clients through litigation, self-help assistance and public policy development.

 

Address your cover letters to the person listed by the area of law you wish to apply for.

 

Benefits Law: Contact Attorney is Dina Lesperance. The Public Benefits Unit focuses on challenges facing recipients and prospective recipients of federal disability benefits (SSI/SSDI) food stamps, cash assistance (TANF)

and medical assistance (AHCCCS). An externship with this Unit will provide hands-on experience in client interviews, case development and representation at administrative hearings.

 

Employment Law: Contact Attorney is Nina Targovnik. The objective of this externship is to familiarize law students with employment law issues. The student receives training on issues in employment law and have the opportunity to observe and conduct Unemployment Insurance hearings. The student will research current issues in employment law and become knowledgeable about the issues facing the low-income community. Depending on client needs, the student will also meet special education recipients and work with them to ensure that their educational rights are met. The student will learn how to conduct client interviews and develop cases for different types of administrative hearings. The students will also meet other employment attorneys in a variety of settings from CLE’s to professional outreach opportunities.

 

Farmworker Law: Contact Attorney is Pamela Bridge. This section will provide the extern an opportunity to assist in all aspects of federal litigation including assisting in discovery and depositions, preparing for oral arguments, preparing motions, demand letters and client interview. This extensive exposure to federal practice is rarely given to law students and new attorneys. Since the farmworker unit handles many cases in federal court concerning consumer and farmworker employment law, the extern will end the externship with a deept understanding about how to litigate a case in federal court.

 

Housing Law: Contact Attorney is Jeffrey Katz. The objective of this externship is to provide the student with a “hands on” housing law practice experience. At the end of the externship, the student should have a solid understanding about the day-to-day practice of CLS’s housing law attorneys. They will have been exposed to the the various issues affecting tenants in Arizona and they will have developed a firm grasp of the statutes, cases and regulations pertaining to private and public housing. The students will receive practical litigation oriented work assignments directly related to cases currently being litigated in the Justice Courts, Superior Courts, Federal Courts and administrative agencies. Students interested in public policy and the legislative process will receive research projects designed to permit the student to explore and participate in public policy.

 

 

 

 

                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               EXTERNSHIP

 

Community Legal Services, Central Phoenix Office

Family Law/Domestic Violence Project

 

Contact: Patricia A. Madsen, Managing Attorney 

Address: Community Legal Services  

                305 S. Second Ave.

                Phoenix, AZ 85036-2402

Phone: (602) 258-3434 x 2010 Fax: (602) 254-3258

Email: Pmadsen@clsaz.org

 

This placement is available only in the summer and you must be a 3L. .

 

Description of Firm: Community Legal Services (CLS) is a non-profit law firm practicing in a variety of civil legal areas for low-income clients. CLS serves its clients through litigation, self-help assistance and public policy development.

 

Objective: The objective of this externship is to provide the student with a “hands on” family law practice experience. At the end of the externship, the student should have a solid understanding about the day-to-day practice of CLS family law attorneys and have learned many of the skills necessary to be successful in the practice of law. The students will receive practical litigation oriented work assignments directly related to cases currently being litigated in Superior Court. Students interested in public policy and the legislative process will receive research projects designed to permit the student to explore and participate in public policy.

 

Scope of Work: The student will conduct client interviews and assist with preparation of forms and pleadings on behalf of CLS clients. In addition, the student will assist CLS family law attorneys with case-related research and writing regarding family law and domestic violence, and assist the CLS attorneys with various aspects of trial preparation. Public policy projects will include research and writing on proposed amendments to the Arizona Revised Statutes. In working with the attorneys, the student will have the opportunity to attend client consultations, court hearings, trials, settlement conferences and depositions, as well as community meetings and state and local bar association events.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Community Legal Services, Central Phoenix Office

Tax Unit

 

Contact: Bree Stamper 

Address: Community Legal Services  

                305 S. Second Ave.

                Phoenix, AZ 85006-2402

Phone: (602) 258-3434 ext. 2680 Fax: (602) 254-3258

Email: Bstamper@clsaz.org

 

This externship will provide the extern with a practical experience in tax law. At the end of the externship, the extern will have expanded his or her understanding of common low income taxpayer issues, process and resolution, and gained the fundamental skills necessary to practice at a low income tax clinic. The extern will participate in first hand case management of individual low income tax issues and will have the opportunity to participate directly with clients. Externs interested in public policy and the legislative process will receive research projects designed to permit the extern to explore and participate in public policy.

 

Types of tasks the extern will perform include:

 

* Conduct client intakes and interviews,

* Prepare IRS forms and pleadings,

* Correspond with the IRS and the client,

* Attend U.S. Tax Court hearings,

* Assist the Director with case-related research and writing,

* Assist with various aspects of collection resolution.

 

The extern will also have the opportunity to attend client consultations, administrative and court hearings, settlement and appeals conferences, outreach events, training sessions and continuing legal education classes in tax, as well as community meetings and state and local bar association events.

 

Public policy projects will include research and writing on current tax issues and their impact on the low income community.


EXTERNSHIP

 

Community Legal Services, Eastside Office, Mesa

Family Law/Domestic Violence Project

 

3-5 credit hours

 

Contact:          Sarah Youngblood, Managing Attorney

                         1220 S. Alma School Road, Suite 206

                         Mesa, Arizona 85210

Phone: (480) 833-1442, extension 2940

                         (480) 833-1746 (fax)

Email:              syoungblood@clsaz.org

 

Description of Firm: Community Legal Services (“CLS”) is a non-profit law firm practicing in a variety of civil legal areas for low-income clients. Community Legal Services serves its clients by aggressive litigation, self-help assistance and public policy development.

 

Objective: The objective of this externship is to provide the student with a “hands on” family law practice experience. At the end of the externship, the student should have a solid understanding about the day-to-day practice of CLS family law attorneys and have learned many of the skills necessary to be successful in the practice of law. The students will receive practical litigation oriented work assignments directly related to cases currently being litigated in Superior Court. Students interested in public policy and the legislative process will receive research projects designed to permit the student to explore and participate in public policy.

 

Scope of Work: The student will assist CLS family law attorneys with case-related research and writing regarding family law and domestic violence. In addition, the student will conduct client interviews and assist with preparation of forms and pleadings on behalf of CLS clients. The student will also interview witnesses and assist the CLS attorneys with trial preparation. Public policy projects will include research and writing on proposed amendments to the Arizona Revised Statutes. The student with “job shadow” a family law attorney and attend court hearings, trials, settlement conferences, depositions, and client consultations, as well as State and local bar association events where the student will have the opportunity to meet practicing attorneys and judges from throughout the legal profession.

                                                                                        

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Community Legal Services, Eastside Office

Housing Law Externship

 

3 to 5 credit hours

 

Contact:          Sarah Youngblood, Managing Attorney

                         1220 S. Alma School Road, Suite 206

                         Mesa, Arizona 85210

Phone: (480) 833-1442, extension 2940

                         (480) 833-1746 (fax)

Email:              syoungblood@clsaz.org

 

 

Description of Firm: Community Legal Services (“CLS”) is a non-profit law firm practicing in a variety of civil legal areas for low-income clients. Community Legal Services serves its clients by aggressive litigation, self-help assistance and public policy development.

 

Objective: The objective of this externship is to provide the student with a “hands on” housing law practice experience. At the end of the externship, the student should have a solid understanding about the day-to-day practice of CLS’s housing law attorneys. They will have been exposed to the the various issues affecting tenants in Arizona and they will have developed a firm grasp of the statutes, cases and regulations pertaining to private and public housing. The students will receive practical litigation oriented work assignments directly related to cases currently being litigated in the Justice Courts, Superior Courts, Federal Courts and administrative agencies. Students interested in public policy and the legislative process will receive research projects designed to permit the student to explore and participate in public policy.

 

Scope of Work: The student will assist CLS housing staff with case-related research and writing regarding issues such as tenant evictions, fair housing, and special issues related to public housing. In addition, the student will conduct client interviews and assist with preparation of forms and pleadings on behalf of tenants facing eviction and/or loss of housing vouchers. Public policy projects will include research and writing on proposed amendments to the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, and special litigation projects. The student with “job shadow” a housing attorney and attend various court hearings, trials, settlement conferences, depositions, and administrative agency proceedings.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project

 

Contact:        Colleen Clase, Attorney

                      Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project       

                      P.O. Box 875920

                      Tempe, Arizona 85287-5920

Phone:           602/258-1812

Email:            cclase@voiceforvictims.org

 

In this externship students shall receive significant experience meeting with clients who are victims of crime – sexual assault, domestic violence, child crimes and homicide. This experience includes attending state and federal court regularly at both the trial and appellate level. The extern will regularly assist in researching and writing legal memoranda, motions and appellate briefs relating to criminal law and victims’ rights in Arizona and nationally.

 

The extern will perform the following:

         client interviews;

         research cutting-edge case law;

         draft motions and appellate briefs at both the state and federal level;

         contact law enforcement and social service agencies on behalf of the client;

         attend numerous court proceedings;

         interact with social work staff and social work interns in a multi-disciplinary setting.

 

If Rule 38 eligible, the extern will also argue motions in court.

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Office of Regional Counsel

 

 Contact:         Mark Romaneski

Address:        Department of Veterans Affairs

                      Office of Regional Counsel

                      650 E. Indian School Rd., Building #24

                      Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone:           (602) 212-2091 

Email:            mark.romaneski@va.gov

 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Regional Counsel for Region 19, is seeking students currently enrolled in an accredited law school for their Legal Extern Program. Region 19 is directly responsible to the VA Office of General Counsel for the administration, direction, and execution of all VA legal activities in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada.

 

The aim of the Regional Counsel Legal Extern Program is to provide law students with direct exposure to the practice of law in the Federal government, with emphasis on the practice of law at the VA. The externs will work with practicing attorneys in Region 19, and the attorneys will assign them work of the same kind assigned to attorneys in the office. This includes, work on cases related to the Federal Tort Claims Act, health law, employment law, and information law.

 

The primary duties of the extern will include legal research, case preparation, drafting legal briefs and motions, and resolving administrative tort claims filed against VA alleging property damage, personal injury, or medical malpractice. In order to optimize the learning experience for the externs, they will also have the opportunity where and whenever practicable , to take part in or observe proceedings in which attorneys are involved, including witness interviews, administrative hearings, mediations, and settlement discussions.

 

The overall objective of this externship is to expose the extern to the practice of law in the Federal system, to train the extern to envision the practice of law as a process, and to apply the process in a practical and useful way.

 

 


 

                                                                 EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Phoenix District Office

 

Contact:         Mary Jo O’Neill

Address:        3300 N. Central Avenue, Suite 690

                      Attention: Legal Unit

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Phone:           (602) 640-5044          Fax:    (602) 640-5009

Email:            Mary.Oneill@EEOC.Gov

 

           The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces four federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. These statutes prohibit discrimination because of a person’s race, sex, national origin, religion, color, age, and disability. Attorneys in Phoenix District Office litigate in federal court those complaints, which the agency determines are litigation worthy. The attorneys also represent and provide legal advice to EEOC investigators and management staff.

 

           As an extern, a student would have a varied and complete legal experience working not only with the attorneys in the Phoenix District Office but also some of the investigators and mediators. The following are some of the assignments and/or experiences student externs have had:

 

                    conducting legal research

                    drafting legal memoranda

                    drafting all types of pleadings (complaints, motions, responses)

                    drafting , and responding to, discovery

                    reviewing and analyzing documents produced during litigation

                    interviewing witnesses and victims of discrimination

                    drafting deposition outlines

                    assisting in deposition preparation of witnesses

                    attending depositions

                    participating in in-house moot court arguments

                    attending oral arguments and/or trial (to the extent scheduled)

                    determining whether an investigation supports the legal standards for a “cause finding” and drafting “cause reviews”

                    participating in the interview of potential charging parties and assisting in drafting charges of discrimination

                    attending mediations

            


                                                                 EXTERNSHIP

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Sector Hearings Unit

 

Contact:        Christa Zamora          Supervisory Administrative Judge (Acting)           

Address:      EEOC, Attn. Federal Sectors Hearings Unit

                      3300 North Central Avenue, Suite 690, Phoenix, Arizona 85012 Telephone:   (602) 640-5017 Fax: (602) 640-4729

Email:             christa.zamora@eeoc.gov

 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Hearings Unit is responsible for deciding employment discrimination cases filed by federal employees alleging discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, and/or retaliation against federal agencies. The Phoenix District Office’s territorial jurisdiction includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

This externship provides law students with a unique experience to work in a specialized area of law. The externs work closely with Administrative Judges who adjudicate employment discrimination claims. The externship will also provide law students exposure to attorneys representing federal agencies. The federal employees appearing before the unit appear either pro se, pro per or with an attorney. The federal agencies commonly appearing before the Administrative Judges include, but are not limited to, the United States Postal Service, the Departments of Veterans Administration, Justice, Homeland Security, Energy, Navy, Army, Air Force, Treasury, and Interior.

Externs work under the direct supervision of an Administrative Judge. Excellent writing and research skills are required. Extern duties primarily consist of drafting rulings on motions, such as motions to dismiss, compel and for a decision without a hearing. Depending on the skill level, an extern may also have the opportunity to draft decisions after a hearing. During the course of a semester, externs should also have the opportunity to attend telephonic pre-hearing and settlement conferences and hearings on liability and damages.

The Phoenix District Office encompasses the Denver Field Office and the Albuquerque Area Office. The Phoenix District Office consists of seven Administrative Judges, with three in Phoenix, two in Denver and two in Albuquerque. The Phoenix District Office is accepting externship applications for all three locations.

 

                     

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Gila River Indian Community

Office of Defense Services

 

Contact:         Cecilia Vaca

Address:        Office of Defense Services

                      Gila River Indian Community

                      P.O. Box 97

Sacaton, Arizona 85147

Phone:           (602) 382-2700          Fax:    (602) 382-2800

Email:            Cecilai.Vaca@gric.nsn.us

Website:        www.gilariver.org

 

The externship with the Office of Defense Services for the Gila River Indian Community will entail significant policy work and legal research.  The extern will have the opportunity to contribute to indigent defense in a way where they can see the effect their work has on the proceedings in a criminal case, and observe the transition from a misdemeanor to felony jurisdiction. 

 

The extern will be responsible for completing medium to long term research projects utilizing Westlaw and other legal sources.  The Gila River Indian Community is in a very unique position, as we are one of the first tribes to transition to a felony jurisdiction. .  The extern will be expected to analyze new procedures and provide analysis on the potential impact to clients. As the specific details of new procedures are implemented, the extern will have a unique opportunity to participate in real time implementation of the new felony code, which is scheduled to take effect in January 2014. 

 

The extern will be afforded the opportunity to observe various criminal proceedings from Arraignment to Jury Trial. The extern will need to be aware of some of the differences between State courts and tribal Courts, so they can adequately analyze some of the issues raised in research assignments. 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Federal Public Defender's Office,

District of Arizona

 

Contact:         Kim Stout or Chelsea Hanson

Address:        Office of the Federal Public Defender

for the District of Arizona

                      850 West Adams, Suite 201

Phoenix, AZ 85007-2730

Phone:           (602) 382-2700          Fax:    (602) 382-2800

Email:            Kim_Stout@fd.org / Chelsea_Hanson@fd.org

 

           The extern will function in a typical law clerk support capacity. Most work will involve research and writing in three areas: pre-trial motions, evidentiary issues anticipated at trial, and appellate briefs.

 

Specific tasks are anticipated to include the following:

           - Research and preparation of memoranda

           - Trial preparation (interviews, witnesses, etc.)

           - Drafting of pre-trial motions and responses

           - Assistance at pre-trial hearings and trial

            - Assistance in preparation of appellate briefs

 

           Students may also have an opportunity to work with the Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) which represents persons under a sentence of death.

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS: A background security investigation is required for all new hires. This is a non-executive high sensitive position that requires you to be fingerprinted, photographed, and complete appropriate security paperwork. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.


                                                                  EXTERNSHIP

 

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Eloy & Florence Programs

 

Contact:         Lindsay Marshall, Executive Director

Address:        Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

                      P.O. Box 654, Florence, AZ 85132

Phone:           520/868-0191 ext. 101         Fax: 520/868-0192

Email:            lmarshall@firrp.org

 

Organizational Description

The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project is a non-profit, community-based legal service organization which counsels and represents immigrant men, women, and children detained for removal proceedings in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in Arizona. It is estimated that almost 10% of the national detained population is held at any given time at ICE detention centers in rural Arizona. Without the right to government-appointed counsel in removal proceedings, 90% of detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. Responding to this legal emergency, the Florence Project provided legal services to more than 8,433 detained people from over 97 countries last year. The Project provides a full range of services including orientation and screening, interviewing, referral, representation, pro se case assistance and supportive social services.

 

Description of Position

The extern will work directly with detained clients in immigration proceedings under the supervision of a staff attorney. S/he will assist with conducting client intakes, completing applications for relief from removal, legal and factual research, and preparing individuals for their court hearings. Additionally, the extern will undertake a substantive writing project such as a prehearing brief, motion or appeal. S/he may also have the opportunity to represent a client in his individual merits hearing on his claim for relief from removal.

 

Qualifications

The Project seeks externs who have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced and exciting work environment and an interest in working with vulnerable populations. Fluency in Spanish is required. Prior academic experience, or a strong interest in immigration law would also be helpful.

 

The Florence Project recognizes the alue of diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities and members of under-represented or disadvantaged communities to apply.

 

 

 


                                                                  EXTERNSHIP

 

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Children’s Project, Phoenix Office

 

Contact:          Linnha González Suárez, Staff Attorney

Address:          Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

                        202 East McDowell Road, Phoenix AZ 85004

Phone:             602-307-0011  Fax: 602-340-0596

Email:              lgonzalez-suarez@firrp.org

 

Organizational Description 

The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization that provides free legal services to men, women and children detained in Arizona by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people facing deportation charges. As a result, approximately 86 % of detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally. The Children’s project works with children detained in shelters throughout the Phoenix area, in shelters run by The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), providing legal orientations, referrals to low bono and pro bono legal services, and occasionally takes cases for in-house representation.

Description of Position

The objective of the externship placement with the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project is to provide the extern with an enhanced understanding of immigration law in the area of defending immigrant and refugee children placed in immigration removal proceedings. This externship is based in Phoenix, where the Project maintains a satellite office.

 

Under the supervision of a staff attorney, the extern will work directly with detained children in immigration proceedings. The extern will conduct client intake interviews, assist with family reunifications and applications for relief from removal, and assist the staff attorney in pursing special immigrant juvenile status visas for children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected in their home countries. In addition, the extern will work directly with clients on a weekly basis, conducting intake interviews and follow-up interviews to assist in identifying children with relief options and gather information for case work. Additionally, the extern will be responsible for providing referrals to other legal organizations for children leaving the Phoenix area who may qualify for relief. And, the extern will help with the gathering and inputting data to report to our funders.

 

Qualifications

The Project seeks externs who have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues and enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced and exciting work environment and an interest in working with vulnerable populations and especially children. Fluency in Spanish is required. 

 

The Florence Project recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from people of color, LGBT individuals, persons with disabilities and members of under-represented or disadvantaged communities to apply.

 

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

Goldwater Institute

 

Contact:         Christina Sandefur

                      Attorney, Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Government

Address:        500 E. Coronado Road

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone:           (602) 462-5000 x 231           Fax: (602) 256-7045

Email:            csandefur@goldwaterinstitute.org

Website:        www.goldwaterinstitute.org

 

The Goldwater Externship is designed to expose law students to legal issues that are rarely explored in-depth at most schools and to equip externs with research, analysis, and writing skills that will help them be more effective as lawyers.

 

The Goldwater Institute focuses on state constitutional issues as well as the impact of the U.S. Constitution and federal statutes on those residing in Arizona. Externs will have the opportunity to explore Arizona constitutional law, federalism, cutting-edge constitutional theories, media skills, and the use of social science research. Externs will learn how to recognize and seize public interest opportunities regardless of their ultimate field of practice.

 

Center for Constitutional Government

The constitutional government center publishes policy papers to provide a vision for a balanced constitutional rule of law. The center focuses on property rights, campaign finance, regulatory bodies, legislative terms, balance of power among levels of government, processes of judicial appointment, state sovereignty, and other issues in constitutional law. Policy papers can be found on Goldwater’s website as part of the Institute’s Research.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT A SELF-EDITED WRITING SAMPLE

ALONG WITH YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME.


 EXTERNSHIP

 

Governor Janice K. Brewer’s Office of General Counsel

 

Hiring Attorney:       Joe Sciarrotta

                                 General Counsel

Contact:                  Christina Estes-Werther

                                 Deputy General Counsel

Address:                  Governor Janice K. Brewer

                                 Office of General Counsel

                                 1700 W. Washington Street

                                  Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812

Phone:                  (602) 542-1455

Email:                       cestes_werther@az.gov

 

This externship program will be an invaluable experience for any student pursuing a legal career. This job provides diverse assignments that will give the student a well-rounded experience of the day-to-day operations of state government. Additionally, the student will learn about the responsibilities of the Office of General Counsel, which includes the practice of both civil and criminal law. Both the Governor’s Office and the student benefit from this externship program.

 

The extern will review legislative proposals and policies, assist with drafting and analyzing contractual agreements, review state statutes and regulations, analyze and conduct legal research, draft research memorandums, conduct statutory interpretation, and assist with a variety of litigation tasks.

 

Where appropriate, the extern will assist with research, drafting, editing, cite checking and reviewing of briefs filed by the Governor’s Office.

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Institute for Justice, Arizona Chapter

 

Contact:         Timothy D. Keller, Executive Director

Address:        Institute for Justice, Arizona Chapter

                      398 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 301

                      Tempe, Arizona 85281

Phone:           (480) 557-8300Fax: (480) 557-8305

Email:            tkeller@ij.org

 

The externship will expose the law student to topics rarely raised in most law schools: natural rights theory, public interest litigation tactics, cutting-edge constitutional theories, media skills, and the use of social science research. Externs will learn how to recognize and seize public interest opportunities regardless of their ultimate field of practice.

 

The Arizona Chapter litigates state and federal constitutional cases in IJ’s four core mission areas. IJ sues the government when it stands in the way of people trying to earn an honest living, when it takes away individuals’ property, and when government stifles speech.

 

Externs will be involved in strategy meetings; write substantive legal memoranda; assist with brief writing and research potential cases.

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Intensive Mentorship Program

 

Contact:         Charles (Chikk) F. Myers, PA

Address:        3101 North Central Avenue, Suite 1650

                      Phoenix, AZ 85012-2615

Website:        http://www.cfmlaw.com

 

 

The Intensive Legal Mentoring Program is an opportunity for one student to work side-by-side with Charles (Chikk) Myers, adjunct professor and local attorney to learn the practice of law.  The externship is a pass/fail course. Mr. Myers has an LL.M in Taxation and practices in the areas of business formation and planning, estate planning, and estate and trust administration. You will likely review wills and trusts, draft financial and healthcare power of attorneys, attend a client meeting and draft an engagement letter, draft a will, draft client correspondence, and draft a basic trust.

 

If you have further questions, please e-mail Chikk Myers at chikk@cfmlaw.com

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Intensive Mentorship Program

 

Contact:         Shawn Aiken, Esq.

                      Aiken Schenck, Attorneys at Law

Address:        2390 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 400

                      Phoenix, AZ 85016

Website:        http://www.ashrlaw.com

 

 

The Intensive Legal Mentoring Program is an opportunity for one student to work side-by-side with Shawn Aiken, adjunct professor and local attorney to learn the practice of law.  The externship is a pass/fail course. Mr. Aiken is a 1983 alum of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and his practice emphasizes complex business litigation involving contracts, business torts, intellectual property and unfair competition. He also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to mediation and arbitration.

 

If you have further questions, please e-mail Shawn Aiken at ska@ashrlaw.com.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Juvenile Public Defender’s Office

Office of the Public Advocate

 

Contact:         Christina M. Phillis / Sharon Neill 

Address:        Office of the Public Advocate

                      777 West Southern Ave. Suite 101

                      Mesa, AZ 85210 

Phone:           (602) 372-6806 Fax: (602) 372-6880

Email:            phillis@mail.maricopa.gov; neills@mail.maricopa.gov

 

Working with the attorneys in this office, the student will learn how to advocate for juveniles charged with delinquent and incorrigible offenses and parents facing dependency and severance allegations. The extern will be expected to effectively interview a client prior to an initial hearing; prepare a case for trial, including identifying legal issues for pre-trial motions; and advocate for an appropriate disposition. The extern will be expected to keep a set schedule and work diligently while at work.

 

Under supervision of a senior attorney, the extern will be expected to handle a juvenile client’s case from Advisory to Disposition or a dependency case through the pretrial conference and initial hearings. By the end of the semester the extern will be able to prepare a case for its initial hearing, conduct legal research, assist in the questioning of witnesses at trial and advocate at disposition.

 

The extern will write pre-trial motions regarding illegal search and seizures, Miranda violations and involuntarily obtained confessions. The extern will also be required to keep case logs regarding the work done on clients’ cases.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office

  

Contact:         Ms. Kristian Lehman

                      Legal Training & Development Bureau

                      301 West Jefferson

                      Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone:           (602) 372- 0154 Fax: (602) 372-7210

Email:            LehmanK@MCAO.Maricopa.gov

 

Externships Available:

 

Appeals and Research Division

An externship in the Appeals and Research Division will give the law student an overview of the types of work performed by attorneys in appellate practice. Students will receive experience in legal research and writing. Externs will research and draft responses to legal research requests from attorneys throughout the office. Additionally, externs will research and update MCAO’s standardized argument bank. They will also summarize police involved shooting investigation reports and prepare those cases for the shooting review board. This externship will provide students with the opportunity to further develop their research and writing skills. Certification under Rule 38 is not needed.

 

Juvenile Crimes Division

This externship is conducted at MCAO’s juvenile facilities in Mesa or in downtown Phoenix. This externship will give the student a hands-on inside look at how juvenile crimes are prosecuted in a large metropolitan area. Externs will be exposed to Juvenile Criminal Law, Criminal Sentencing, Evidence and the Juvenile Rules of Procedure. Externs will perform many varied tasks including legal research and writing, trial preparation, witness preparation, involvement with witness interviews, conducting bench trials, and assisting with special projects and assignments within the division. Certification under Rule 38 is not needed.

 

Preliminary Hearing Bureaus

Externs assigned to the Preliminary Hearing Bureaus will work in Mesa or downtown Phoenix. Students will be exposed to Criminal Law, Sentencing, Evidence, and Criminal Procedure. Externs will be responsible for handling felony cases in our Regional Court Centers. They will develop, draft and present plea agreements to defense attorneys. They will have contact with police officers and victims on their cases. Externs will also conduct preliminary hearings when necessary. Work in the Regional Court Centers is fast paced and hectic and it will give the student a good understanding of the early stages of a criminal prosecution. Externs will also have the opportunity to conduct bench trials in our justice courts for offenses ranging from criminal traffic cases to domestic violence assaults. Students may have the opportunity to conduct a DUI jury trial during their externship. These positions will involve drafting some responses to defense motions, but the primary focus is courtroom work. Certification under Rule 38 is not required, but those externs who are certified will also conduct preliminary hearings on cases in the EDC and RCC or misdemeanor trials in a justice court. (CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)

 

Criminal Trial and Major Crimes Bureaus

Externs assigned to the Criminal Trials Bureaus or the Major Crimes Bureaus will receive significant exposure to the day-to-day work involved in the prosecution of felony cases. Students will be exposed to Criminal Law, Sentencing, Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Externs will perform a variety of functions depending on their specific placement but typical duties will include drafting responses to defense motions, assisting in trial preparation, participation in witness interviews, assisting with the disclosure process, and courtroom observation. Rule 38 certified students will also have the opportunity to perform court coverage assignments and to participate in the presentation of evidence during felony jury trials. Certification under Rule 38 is helpful, but not required.

 

Legislative and Policy Extern

The Legislative and Policy Extern will work closely under the supervision of the Special Assistant for Legislation in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The extern will research and draft proposed policy and legislation affecting public safety and public policy. The position requires a strong background in legal research and writing.

 

 

When applying for an externship with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, students should indicate their top three choices for assignment. Externs may rotate to a maximum of two different areas depending on the length of that individual’s externship and the needs of the office. Externs must successfully complete a criminal background investigation and a drug test prior to beginning the externship.

 

Externs may not work in any other legal setting during the time of their externship with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.


EXTERNSHIP

 

Maricopa County Justice Courts

 

Contact:         The Honorable C. Steven McMurry

                      Justice of the Peace

                      620 West Jackson Street

                      Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone:           (602) 372-6381 Fax: (602) 372-6414

Email:            c.stevenmcmurry@mcjc.maricopa.gov

 

In this placement externs will assist the Justice of the Peace (JPs) in researching and drafting judgments and rulings in both cases that are tried, and cases that are resolved by motions. To help lawyers and self-represented litigants understand the decisions of Justice Courts.

 

The extern will perform legal research and legal writing. He/she will review written motions of litigants, review both live and video recorded court proceedings and suggest an analysis to the judge. There will also be opportunity to brainstorm decisions with the judge.

 

The extern will work and interact with five JPs under the direct supervision of Judge McMurry.


EXTERNSHIP

 

Maricopa Office of the Public Advocate

Post Conviction Review

 

 

Contact:         Charles J. Babbitt

Address:         3443 N. Central Avenue, Suite 706

                      Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone:           (602) 329-0457 

Email:           Cbabbitt@mail.maricopa.gov

 

 

This externship placement is designed to introduce students to Arizona death penalty law and practice. The successful candidate will provide assistance to the Department in representing inmates on death row.  The Department is limited to state habeas corpus practice (Rule 32) in death penalty cases, and represents the condemned. The Department conducts a comprehensive investigation of the circumstances of the offender’s life, the crime, the trial and the appeal, identifies any legal and constitutional issues, and then prosecutes the defendant’s petition for post-conviction relief. Clients are represented in Superior Court, the Arizona Supreme Court and on cert to the United States Supreme Court. The extern will be exposed to the continuum of tasks required to represent a capital defendant in post-conviction proceedings. The work will largely be legal research, writing and assistance in the preparation of memoranda and various pleadings.  The extern may be asked to accompany and assist attorneys or other staff in interviewing clients or witnesses or in locating resources such as expert witnesses. 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Maricopa County Public Defender

Trial and Appeals Divisions

 

Contact:         Vanessa Smith

Address:        Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office

                      Downtown Justice Center

                      620 W. Jackson, Suite 4015

                      Phoenix, AZ 85003 Phone:(602) 506-7711 x 32804 Fax: (602) 506-8231

Email:            smithv001@mail.maricopa.gov

 

The Office of the Public Defender protects the fundamental rights of all individuals by providing effective legal representation for indigent people facing criminal charges, juvenile adjudications, and mental health commitments when appointed by the Maricopa County Superior and Justice Courts.

 

Externs will work in either the Trial or Appeals Division. They will work with several lawyers on a range of cases. The externship will provide an overview of the types of work performed by attorneys in trial or appellate practice.

 

Externs will work on a variety of tasks, tasks, including; researching legal issues, writing legal memoranda, drafting and editing pleadings, reviewing case files, assisting in trial preparation, meeting with clients both in and out of jail, attending and participating in witness interviews, assisting in jury selection, observing their group attorneys in court, observing court proceedings (such as settlement conferences, sentencing proceedings, and trial), and attending private conferences with judges in chambers.

 

It is important that externs are trained in Westlaw research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Maricopa County Superior Court Judges

 

Contact:         Carolyn Landry, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

                      Externship Coordinator 

Phone:           (480) 965-4862

Email:            carolyn.landry@asu.edu

 

Locations: The various locations of the Maricopa County Superior Court include downtown Phoenix, the Northeast Regional Center in Phoenix, Northwest Regional Center in Surprise, the Southeast Facility in Mesa, and the Juvenile Court Centers in both Durango and Mesa. Please note that all Criminal Courts are conducted at the downtown Phoenix facility.

 

           Generally a number of externships are available with the Judges at Maricopa County Superior Court.

 

           The extern conducts legal research for the assigned judge upon request, briefs cases that are scheduled for oral argument, and discusses cases with the judge. Externs also research pleadings in cases not requiring oral argument, jury instructions, and other issues arising in ongoing trials, as well as observe oral arguments and trials.

 

           Cover letters are not required for this externship. Interested students will complete a Preference Sheet stating the student’s area of interest, court location, and possibly a particular Judge. The Preference Sheet is available in the Documents Library on Symplicity. The preference sheet will be used to assign each student to an interested Judge. Please note that though every effort will be made to place the student according to their preferences, we cannot guarantee all preferences will be granted due to availability. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR PREFERENCE SHEET ON SYMPLICITY. PREFERENCE SHEETS ARE TO BE TURNED IN TO CAROLYN LANDRY OR PROFESSOR BARNES IN ROOM 101.

 

All externs will be screened by Courthouse Security. Any student applying for an externship at the Superior Court must disclose any pending cases in the Superior Court including divorce cases where there are minor children and Family Court retains continuing jurisdiction, and whether he/she has any felony convictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

National Labor Relations Board

  

Primary

Contact:         Paul R. Irving

                      Deputy Regional Attorney

Address:        Region 28

                      2600 North Central Avenue, Suite 1800

                      Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone:           (602) 640-2088          Fax: (602) 640-2178

Email:            paul.irving@NLRB.gov

 

Contact:         Michael J. Karlson

                      Regional Attorney

Address:        Region 28

                      2600 North Central Avenue, Suite 1800

                      Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone:           (602) 640-2163          Fax: (602) 640-2178

Email:            michael.karlson@NLRB.gov

 

           This externship will expose the student to field operations of the National Labor Relations Board. The extern will have the opportunity to participate in investigation and resolution of unfair labor practice charges filed with the Regional Office in the processing of representation petitions.

 

The extern will:

 

Investigate unfair labor practices which will require interviewing and taking affidavits from witnesses; researching legal issues; drafting investigatory reports; presenting investigation results for decision.

 

·   Process representation petitions which will require some research as to composition and scope of bargaining units; drafting election agreements setting forth jurisdictional standards; appropriate units; place, date, and time of election.

 

·   Write research memoranda covering pertinent issues raised in unfair labor practice charges or representation proceedings; complaints, or formal pleadings, resulting from determination of merit of unfair labor practices; election agreements; settlement agreements.

 

           AN APPLICATION PACKET MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN WITH YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME. PACKETS CAN BE OBTAINED ON-LINE AT HTTP://WWW.NLRB.GOV/NLRB/ABOUT/CAREERS/STUDENT.ASP OR IN ROOM 101 FROM CAROLYN LANDRY.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Office of the Legal Defender

 Major Felony and Death Penalty

 

Contact:          Jeremy Bogart

                        Deputy Legal Defender

Address:          Security Building

                        222 N. Central Ave., Suite 8100

                        Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone:             (602) 506-8800            Fax:     (602) 506-8862

Email:              Jeremy.bogart@old.maricopa.gov

 Re: Students must have completed 3 semester of law school and be Rule 38 eligible to apply.

 

            This externship will provide courtroom experience to students licensed to practice pursuant to Rule 38(d), Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona.

 

            The Office of the Legal Defender is one of three indigent defense offices in Maricopa County. In our extern program, the student works closely with a variety of lawyers handling major felony and death penalty cases as part of an integrated team approach. Externs have the opportunity to experience all aspects of ongoing cases including investigation, interviews, research, case preparation and attendance at hearings and trials. This participation enables students to apply and further learn issues of evidence, criminal law, criminal procedure and advocacy. While it is helpful to have taken these classes, it is not a prerequisite for the externship. It is more important to have a desire to learn and gather experience.

 

This placement requires a passion for criminal law, a good understanding of criminal law/criminal procedure/evidence (actual academic grades irrelevant), a “strong stomach” for ugly cases, an ability to make a serious time commitment, and good legal writing and research skills.

 

Things you will get to do:

 

·   Go to court on standard appearances as well as trial(s) and actual hearings where litigation takes place;

·   Announce when cases are called;

·   Jail meetings with clients;

·   Chamber meetings with Judges;

·   Legal research, substantive motion writing, filing, exhibit, creation, etc.

 

Things you may get to do (depending on your comfort level and ability):

 

·   Interview police officers as well as civilian witnesses;

·   Cross-examine non-primary witnesses at trial;

·   Be a co-counsel for some trial situations

·   Assist with voir dire;

·   Give a mini-opening;

·   Cross examine witnesses at evidentiary hearings.

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Office of the Legal Defender

Juvenile Dependency Unit

 

Contact:         Robert B. Bushor

                      Senior Counsel

Address:        Security Building

                      222 N. Central Ave., Suite 8100

                      Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone:           (602) 506-5800          Fax:    (602) 506-0921

Email:            Robert.Bushor@old.maricopa.gov

 

           The Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender provides quality legal representation to indigent individuals. The JD/JS Unit works out of the three (3) Juvenile Court Divisions in Maricopa County to safeguard the fundamental legal rights to parents. The extern working within the JD/JS Unit would assist legal counsel to achieve those safeguards.

 

           The legal work for the extern would be numerous and varied. It would include, but not be limited to:

 

         Reviewing CPS case files

         Assisting with the auditing of cases for CPS compliance with statutory time lines and service provisions

         Review and preparation of office files for court hearings

         Interviewing clients

         Drafting motions and legal research to support motions

         Drafting discovery motions and responses, as well as motions in limine

         Assisting counsel with both jury and non-jury trial preparation

         Courtroom observation

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

 

Contact:         Ms. Bhavi A. Shah

                      Assistant General Counsel

Address:        Phoenix Children’s Hospital

                      Office of General Counsel

                      1919 E. Thomas Road

                       Building C, Suite 2360

                      Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone:           (602) 933-1966          Fax:    (602) 933-0394

Email:            bshah@phoenixchildrens.com

 

The objective of this externship placement is for a student to experience an in-house legal environment at a non-profit pediatric hospital, learn how legal counsel and risk management provide support to a pediatric hospital and improve legal research and analytic skills under the supervision of counsel.

 

The extern may:

 

         Conduct legal research and prepare legal memoranda of findings;

         Review and propose revisions to contracts;

         Review, research and draft objections to subpoenas;

         Draft document templates and forms; and

         Research, revise and/or draft hospital policies and procedures.

 

Specific written may include the following:

 

         Legal memoranda,

         Contracts,

         Correspondence,

         Forms and policies and procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                 EXTERNSHIP

 

Ruth V. McGregor Project to Stop Sex Trafficking

      

 

Contact:         Stephanie Preciado

                      Ruth V. McGregor Project to Stop Sex Trafficking

Address:        Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

                      Arizona State University

                      Tempe, AZ 85287-7906

Phone:           602-258-1602

Email:            

 

The Ruth V. McGregor Project to Stop Sex Trafficking is a multifaceted program that involves faculty, students and community organizations in providing a range of legal aid and other assistance to victims of sex trafficking.

Advocacy for victims is currently accomplished through the project by providing direct legal representation to victims of sex trafficking, who often have criminal convictions related to their sex-trafficking activities; as well as offering social advocacy, provided by professional advocates, who assist victims to secure housing, healthcare, mental health treatment, education, and employment.

 

In this externship the student will:

 

• Meet with sex trafficking survivors to assist them in applying to set aside Judgments of Guilt and apply for fingerprint clearance cards,

• Shadow the attorneys in juvenile court ,

• Conduct research on juvenile, criminal and family law issues,

• Draft dependency petitions.


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

  

Contact:         Cheryl Scott

Address:        10005 E. Osborn Road

                      Scottsdale, AZ 85256-9722

Phone:           (480) 362-7449

Email:            Cheryl.Scott@SRPMIC-nsn.gov

Website:        www.srpmic-nsn.gov 

 

This externship will provide a well-rounded experience in a tribal government legal office while assisting the legal office in various projects.

 

Specific tasks may include:

         Research online and print

         Draft legal documents including pleadings, research/analysis of legal issues

         Assist in code drafting and revision

         Assist on intergovernmental issues, such as intergovernmental agreements and memorandums of understanding

         Attend Council meetings when needed

         Assist in representation of the SRPMIC in the SRPMIC in Court

         Assist with records management, including preparation of litigation files

         Assist with electronic files and document management system

         Analysis of legislative documents

         Attend staff meetings

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

Scottsdale Unified School District

Office of General Counsel

 

Contact:         Michelle Marshall

Address:        Scottsdale Unified School District

                      Office of General Counsel

                      3811 N. 44th Street

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85018

Phone:           (480) 484-6250          FAX: (480) 484-6237

Email:            mmarshall@susd.org

 


 

 

           The District is an entity with a budget of approximately $130 million, 3,000 employees (represented by three employee organizations) and 30,000 students – all of which are ultimately governed by a publicly elected Governing Board. Virtually all aspects of its operations are heavily regulated by law. Consequently, students will have the opportunity to gain exposure to an extraordinarily broad range of areas and issues.

 

           a.        Labor and employment

           b.        Contracts

           c.        Procurement

           d.        Intergovernmental agreements

           e.        Student discipline

           f.        Constitutional rights of students and employees (First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments)

           g.        Special education

           h.        No Child Left Behind / AIMS

           I.        Immigration

           j.         Arizona Education Code

           k.        Numerous other Federal and State statutes and regulations governing/impacting schools

           l.         Open Meeting Law / Public Records Law

 

Externs will also have the opportunity to learn about the unique responsibilities of in-house attorneys, such as managing outside counsel, providing regular counsel and advice to a multitude of “clients,” managing a department with budgetary responsibility, and interacting with Governing Board members, the public, and potentially the media. A significant portion of the work the extern will perform will involve legal research and drafting memoranda or correspondence. The extern will also support the District’s General Counsel in various administrative hearings involving student and/or employee discipline, and AAA arbitrations (concerning employee grievances and other matters).


EXTERNSHIP

 

The Translational Genomics Research Institute

 

Contact:         Stephanie A. McRae

                      General Counsel

Address:        445 N. Fifth Street, Suite 600

                      Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone:           (602) 343-8564          FAX: (602) 343-8451

Email:            smcrae@tgen.org

 

 

The extern will provide assistance to the Legal Department in contract draft and review, due diligence and research on a variety of contracts (e.g. research collaborations, material transfer agreement, commercial contracts, clinical trial agreements), governance matters, and legal issues (e.g. FDA regulations governing clinical trials, nonprofit tax issues and intellectual property matters).

 

Type of legal work the extern may perform will include the following:

 

         Contract review: review and make appropriate revisions to incoming agreements (ex. Confidentiality, services, consulting, material transfer, clinical trial, etc.).

         Contract drafting: write first drafts of contract amendments, renewals and specific agreements as required.

         Legal research: provide legal research and assistance as required for special projects (such as conflict of interest) or governance issues as directed by supervisor.

         Approval Process/Due Diligence: Work with other departments to assist in contract and project approval process and due diligence review.

         Intellectual property matters.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Attorney, District of Arizona

Civil Division

 

Contact:         Laurence G. Tinsley, Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney 

Address:        40 North Central

                      Two Renaissance Plaza, Suite 1200

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone:           (602) 514-7500          Fax: (602) 514-7693

Email:            laurence.tinsley@usdoj.gov

 

            Student Fieldwork: Each Civil Division Extern will be assigned to work on civil litigation being conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office. The Civil Division has two sections: Affirmative Civil Enforcement and Defensive Litigation. The Affirmative section represents the United States as a plaintiff in civil rights, natural resources, environmental, condemnation, and civil fraud cases. The Defensive section defends cases involving a wide variety of issues, including torts (such as personal injury and medical malpractice); Title VII (employment discrimination); prisoners’ rights; bankruptcy; environmental law; and FOIA. To the extent possible, externs will perform the same types of tasks as regular Assistant United States Attorneys, including: fact investigation and development; legal research; drafting memoranda, pleadings, motions and briefs; participating in discovery and disclosure; and attending and participating in depositions and courtroom proceedings.  

 

           Student Qualifications: Civil Division Externs must have completed three semesters of legal studies, and they will be required to pass an FBI background investigation.

 

Along with your cover letter please submit a resume, a self-edited writing sample, and an unofficial transcript.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of the cases handled by the Office, those selected for an Extern position must complete a security background form in order that the Department of Justice can do a security clearance. The investigation takes four to six weeks so the Extern must complete the forms immediately after acceptance. Prior criminal arrests and/or convictions, drug or alcohol use and tax problems could disqualify the student. If those might apply to you, you may want to reconsider your application.

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Attorney, District of Arizona

Criminal Division

 

Contact:          Keith Vercauteren, Assistant U.S. Attorneys

Address:          Two Renaissance Square

                        40 North Central Ave., Suite 1200

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone:             (602) 514-7500 

Email:              keith.vercauteren@usdoj.gov

 

            The externship program involves motion practice in criminal law in the U.S. District Court in one or perhaps all divisions listed below.

   

            1. Criminal Division

            The U.S. Attorney's Office prosecutes violations of the federal criminal code. The types of cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office include: complex national and international drug crimes, violent crimes occurring on the Indian reservations located in Arizona, white collar crimes (including mortgage fraud, tax fraud, money laundering), crimes affecting the national security of the United States (including alien smuggling, weapon smuggling, and terrorism) and crimes particularly prevalent in the southwest border states (including illegal reentry of a removed alien, felon or alien in possession of a firearm, and importation of illegal drugs). The student may have an opportunity to become involved in a criminal case including working with attorneys during the investigation of the case and researching and writing responses to pretrial motions.

 

            2. Appellate Division

            Students may have the opportunity to research the law and assist in the preparation of briefs to be filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most of the appeals are from a criminal conviction in the U.S. District Court. The Office, however, does not permit oral argument on the briefs by law students.

 

Along with your cover letter please submit a resume, a self-edited writing sample, and an unofficial transcript.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of the cases handled by the Office, those selected for an Extern position must complete a security background form in order that the Department of Justice can do a security clearance. The investigation takes approximately six to ten weeks so the Extern must complete the forms immediately after acceptance. Prior criminal arrests and/or convictions, drug or alcohol use and tax problems could disqualify the student. If those might apply to you, you may want to reconsider your application.

            

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States Bankruptcy Court

The Honorable Daniel P. Collins

 

Contact:         Douglas Magnuson   

Address:        United States Bankruptcy Court

                      District of Arizona

                      230 N. First Avenue, Suite 101

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone:           (602) 682-4000

Email:            Doug_Magnuson@azb.uscourts.gov

 

           This externship placement will provide a student the opportunity to engage in and learn bankruptcy law, court procedures and interact with the Judge and court staff on a one-on-one basis.

 

           The extern will conduct research, prepare bench memos, draft orders, opinions, reports, recommendations, proofread judge’s orders and opinions, verify citations, assist in court proceedings, and work on any special projects that may arise. 

 

           The extern will do calendar write-ups which provide summaries of facts and legal issues on matters set for calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Bankruptcy Court

The Honorable Randolph J. Haines

 

Contact:         Judge Randolph J. Haines

Address:        United States Bankruptcy Court

                      District of Arizona

                      230 N. First Avenue, Suite 101

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone:           (602) 682-4000

Email:            randy_haines@azb.uscourts.gov

 

           The principal objective of this externship is to provide a law student with the opportunity to observe the functioning of a United States Bankruptcy Court, including review of pleadings and observing oral arguments and trials; learn the kinds of relief the Bankruptcy Code provides, the objections and legal issues that arise with respect to such relief, and the practical methods by which such relief and objections are sought, litigated and decided.

 

           The extern will review all of the motions, objections, exhibits and other documents filed with respect to scheduled hearings, and then prepare bench memos on each hearing to advise the Court of the nature of the relief requested and the objections thereto, to research and elaborate on the legal issues presented to the extent necessary, occasionally to perform additional factual research by a review of other matters in the Court’s records and ultimately to recommend an appropriate disposition by the Court. In addition, provided the opportunity arises during the term of the externship, a serious effort will be made to identify an issue on which a published opinion would be appropriate, to give the extern an opportunity to draft such an opinion. Finally, if the extern wishes to do so, an effort will be made to identify a current topic on which the extern could write a short article for publication, most likely in the monthly Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, of which Judge Haines is a Managing Editor.

 

           The extern will produce a substantial volume of daily bench memos, summarizing the pleadings, the law related to the issues raised, and recommending an appropriate disposition. In addition, the extern may draft one or more opinions for publication, and/or an article for publication in a bankruptcy law newsletter.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Bankruptcy Court

The Honorable George Nielsen, Jr.

 

Contact:         Judge George Nielsen, Jr.

Address:        United States Bankruptcy Court

                      District of Arizona

                      230 N. First Avenue, 7th Floor

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone:           (602) 682-4164          FAX: 602-682-4163

Email:             rachael_stapleton@azb.uscourts.gov

 

Bankruptcy Law is highly specialized. Within such specialization are sub-specializations involving different types of debtor’s and different categories of relief (i.e. straight discharge versus reorganization and discharge).

 

The extern will observe the day to day functions of the bankruptcy court and its focus on myriad issues involving this specialized area of law. This includes review of pleadings and exhibits, preparation of memoranda for the court’s review, and ample opportunities to observe evidentiary hearings, oral arguments, as well as hearings involving (unique to bankruptcy) motion practice.

 

The extern will first, become familiar with the Canons of Ethics involving law clerks. The extern will review motions, objections and documents filed with respect to assigned calendared matters. The extern will prepare bench memoranda for the assigned hearings to advise the court of the nature of the relief sought, the arguments presented and, where appropriate, to make a recommendation for proposed disposition of the matter. Often times, the extern will be required to undertake independent research in preparing the bench memoranda.

 

The extern will observe those hearings that he/she has been assigned to and review with the Judge or the law clerk, the disposition of the matters heard.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

 

Contact:          Virginia A. Vazquez

                        Associate Counsel

Address:          United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

                        2035 N. Central Avenue

                        Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone:             (202) 359-5133 

Email:              virginia.a.vasquez@dhs.gov

 

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), an agency within the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for adjudicating applications for immigration benefits in the United States.

 

The USCIS Phoenix Field Office, located in Phoenix, Arizona, may be hosting law student clerkships three times per year: during the Spring, Summer and Fall academic semesters. During each of these three sessions, the USCIS Phoenix Field Office will host approximately 1-2 law students.

 

The law students will be supervised by USCIS Associate Counsel Virginia A. Vasquez. Through a combination of assigned projects, readings, writing activities and meetings, the law students will be provided with the following opportunities:

 

         to learn substantive immigration law

         to improve research and writing skills, in the context of immigration law

         to learn about the roles and jobs of USCIS attorneys

         to learn about the roles and jobs of USCIS Field Office Operations personnel (such as adjudications officers and supervisors), and about the roles and jobs of various USCIS positions at offices other than USCIS Field Offices

           to make contacts within the USCIS agency nationwide

         to learn about the roles and jobs of non-USCIS government attorneys in the field of immigration law, such as immigration judges in the Executive Office     for Immigration Review (DOJ-EOIR), and immigration court trial attorneys in the United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement (DHS-ICE)

 

The clerkship includes the following duties and responsibilities:

         assigned readings on substantive immigration law

           weekly meetings with the USCIS Associate Counsel supervisor to discuss the readings and assignments

         legal research and writing on (a) legal issues arising out of active USCIS adjudications, and/or (b) USCIS appeal briefs on visa petition denials (Form1-130 denials), and/or (c) issues arising in federal court litigation against USCIS

         live and telephonic meetings with various USCIS employees and sections, such as the Western Regional Law Division monthly call, the District Director's weekly meeting call, and any other relevant conferences

         observing USCIS interviews of applicants for immigration benefits

         observing a naturalization (citizenship) ceremony for newly naturalized U.S. citizens


EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins

 

FALL ONLY

 

Contact:         The Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins

Address:        United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

                      401 W. Washington, SPC 47, Suite 510

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2151

Phone:           (602) 322-7310          Fax:    (602) 322-7319

Email:            judge_hawkins@ca9.uscourts.gov

 

Apply only if you are in the top 10% of your class and have participated with law journal or moot court.  

 

           The purpose of this placement is to allow law students to learn the function of a federal appellate judge’s chambers, including: how briefs are read and reviewed, how judges prepare for oral argument and how disposition and opinions are prepared.

 

           The extern will do legal research; read briefs; prepare memos on points of law for the judge; review case records, including trial transcripts; review lower court and agency determinations; and observe oral argument.

 

           Written assignments will include memos to the judge on specific points of law; drafting of portions of bench memos; analysis of reported decisions; and cite checks of controlling authority.

 

           

FALL ONLY

 

 

 

  

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Honorable Mary H. Murguia

 

Contact:         Kristen Parris

Address:        United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

                      401 W. Washington, SPC 53

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2151

Phone:           (602) 322-7580          Fax: (602) 322-7589

Email:            Kristen_Parris@ca9.uscourts.gov

 

 

           The purpose of this placement is to allow law students to learn the function of a federal appellate judge’s chambers, including: how briefs are read and reviewed, how judges prepare for oral argument and how disposition and opinions are prepared.

 

           The extern will do legal research; read briefs; prepare memos on points of law for the judge; review case records, including trial transcripts; review lower court and agency determinations; and observe oral argument.

 

           Written assignments will include memos to the judge on specific points of law; drafting of portions of bench memos; analysis of reported decisions; and cite checks of controlling authority.

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States Department of Homeland Security

Eloy Detention Center

 

Contact:         David Whipple

                      U.S. Department of Homeland Security

                      U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

                      Eloy Detention Center

                      1705 E. Hanna Road

                      Eloy, AZ 85004

Phone:           (520) 464-3032 FAX: (520) 466-2031

Email:            David.C.Whipple@dhs.gov

 

This placement will provide the law student with exposure to the Legal Program of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Eloy Detention Center. The Eloy Detention Facility is an active, fast-paced operation, housing ICE immigration inmates who are subject to removal while serving their federal criminal sentences, and ICE detainees, who are facing removal after having served sentences in state prisons throughout the western United States. DHS-ICE represents the government in formal removal hearings before U.S. immigration judges

 

The extern will assist with legal research and writing assignments toward the litigation/prosecution of cases. Typical issues relate to criminal law, and whether a particular criminal conviction renders an alien removable; and issues relating to eligibility for relief or protection from removal, such as asylum and other immigration benefits.

 

The office is very flexible concerning the number of hours the extern works and some of the work can be done remotely. The Facility is located approximately an hour away from ASU.

 

 

Positions are also available for the Tucson Office. The Tucson contact is Jeffrey S. Frederick; Jeffrey.S.Frederick@dhs.gov.

 

  

 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States Department of Homeland Security

Phoenix Office

 

Contact:         Victoria Levin

Address:        U.S. Department of Homeland Security

                      U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

                      2035 N. Central Avenue

                      Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone:           (602) 744-2412 FAX: (602) 379-3845

Email:            victoria.levin@dhs.gov

 

This placement will provide the law student with exposure to the Legal Program of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The extern will gain exposure to immigration, criminal, and administrative law.

 

The extern will:

 

         Assist Assistant Chief Counsels with legal research and writing

         Assist in the litigation of removal cases before the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review

         Assist in the preparation of legal briefs filed with the Office of the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals

         Assist in writing litigation reports filed to support the U.S. Attorney’s Office defense of habeas corpus petitions, mandamus actions, and other federal litigation.

 

 

SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE ALONG

WITH YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for this placement must be United States citizens. Due to the sensitive nature of the cases handled by the Office, those selected for an Extern position must complete a security background form in order that the Department of Homeland Security can do a security clearance. The investigation takes four to six weeks so the Extern must complete the forms immediately after acceptance. Prior criminal arrests and/or convictions, drug or alcohol use and tax problems could disqualify the student. If those might apply to you, you may want to reconsider your application.


 EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Department of the Interior

Office of the Solicitor

 

Contact:         Wonsook S. Sprague, Attorney-Advisor

Address:        U.S. Department of the Interior

                      Office of the Solicitor

                      401 W. Washington Street, SPC 44

                      Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone:           (602) 364-7891 FAX: (602) 364-7885

Email:            wonsook.sprague@sol.doi.gov

 

The Office of the Solicitor is responsible for the legal work of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), with nearly 200 practicing attorneys in the headquarters office and more than 300 attorneys nationwide. DOI is the nation’s premier conservation agency. Our mission is to protect American’s treasures for future generations, provide access to our nation’s natural and cultural heritage, offer recreation opportunities, honor our trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives and our responsibilities to island communities, conduct scientific research, provide wise stewardship of energy and mineral resources, foster sound us of land and water resources, and conserve and protect fish and wildlife. The work that we do through our offices and bureaus (including the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geological Survey, Bureau of Reclamation, Office of Surface Mining, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement) affects the lives of millions of people; from the family taking a vacation in a national park to a child studying in an Indian School.

 

The Office of the Solicitor has responsibility for advising DOI officials on the legal aspects and impacts of its programs, and assisting the U.S. Department of Justice in litigation in the federal courts. With an emphasis on high ethical standards, excellence in the public service, and the delivery of high quality legal counsel, we provide advice and representation to assist DOI to fulfill its broad mission, including management of the Department’s Ethics Office and resolving appeals under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

The legal externs will conduct legal research on a variety of environmental and administrative law issues, as well as on issues involving Indian Law. The externs will draft legal memoranda, briefs and motions, and assist with discovery in active federal cases. The extern may also participate in conference call and strategy sessions with other agency counsel, including Justice Department lawyers and agency officials. There may be opportunities to attend hearings and meetings in the Washington, D,C. area.

 

Along with your cover letter please submit a resume, a self-edited writing sample, and an unofficial transcript.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for this placement must be United States citizens. Due to the sensitive nature of the cases handled by the Office, those selected for an Extern position must complete a security background form in order that the Department of Homeland Security can do a security clearance. The investigation takes four to six weeks so the Extern must complete the forms immediately after acceptance. Prior criminal arrests and/or convictions, drug or alcohol use and tax problems could disqualify the student. If those might apply to you, you may want to reconsider your application.


 EXTERNSHIP

 

United States Department of Justice

Executive Office for Immigration

Phoenix, Eloy and Florence Immigration Courts

 

Contact:         Jeremiah Farrelly

                      Judicial Law Clerk 

Address:        Phoenix Immigration Court

                      200 E. Mitchell Drive, Suite 200

                      Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone:           (602) 761-5699 Fax: (602) 640-2754

Email:            Jeremiah.Farrelly@usdoj.gov


 

All applicants must be United States citizens and must be able to pass an FBI clearance prior to entry on duty.

 

The United States Department of Justice has a number of openings for summer and fall volunteer legal interns at the Phoenix, Eloy, Florence, and Tucson Immigration Courts. The summer internships are full-time positions. Fall internships may be full- or part-time, with a minimum requirement of 10 hours per week for the part-time option.

The Phoenix and Tucson Immigration Courts are non-detained courts, whereas the Eloy and Florence Immigration Courts are located at immigration detention facilities. Assignments vary depending on which court an intern is based at, but typically include drafting decisions on applications for asylum, researching and writing memos on whether detained individuals are eligible for bond or bond adjustment, preparing memos on whether a particular criminal conviction renders a person subject to removal, and drafting decisions on motions to reopen or reconsider cases in which a final order of removal has been issued.

 

Interns will work directly with the Immigration Judges and Judicial Law Clerks at each court to complete all assignments and will have the opportunity to observe a variety of proceedings before the court. Interns will also have the opportunity to create multiple writing samples for later use and may be eligible to receive academic credit from their law school (to be coordinated by the intern and his or her law school).

 

Prior immigration law experience or coursework, journal experience, an interest in immigration law, and/or a demonstrated interest in public service are all helpful qualifications, but are not necessary.

 

Along with your cover letter please submit a resume, a self-edited writing sample, and an unofficial transcript.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for this placement must be United States citizens. Due to the sensitive nature of the cases handled by the Office, those selected for an Extern position must complete a security background form in order that the Department of Homeland Security can do a security clearance. The investigation takes four to six weeks so the Extern must complete the forms immediately after acceptance. Prior criminal arrests and/or convictions, drug or alcohol use and tax problems could disqualify the student. If those might apply to you, you may want to reconsider your application.


                                                                 EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States District Court

The Honorable Bridget S. Bade

U.S. Magistrate Judge

 

Contact:         Susan Stuart, Judicial Law Clerk

Address:        U.S. District Court

                      401 W. Washington, SPC #76,  

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2153

Phone:           (602) 322-7680          Fax: (602) 322-7689

Email:            Bade_Chambers@azd.uscourts.gov /susan_stuart@azd.uscourts.gov

 

 

           The purpose of this externship is to provide a substantive experience in legal research and writing within the context of a Judge’s chambers. In addition, the extern will have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of initial Federal Criminal Procedures and observe all components of Federal Court Jurisdiction.

 

           The extern will perform research and prepare bench memoranda and proposed orders in civil cases and Federal post-conviction proceedings. This work will require the extern to develop a familiarity with the relevant facts from the record and apply these facts to the law arriving at a legal conclusion.

 

Note: As a condition of employment, background checks, drug testing, and fingerprinting are now mandatory for all new employees in the federal courts, including externs. Appointment is provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of this condition.

 

 


                                                                  EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States District Court

The Honorable Susan R. Bolton

 

Contact:         Sean Williams, Law Clerk

Address:        U.S. District Court

                      401 W. Washington, SPC #50

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2153

Phone:           (602) 322-7570 or (602) 322-7576   Fax: (602) 322-7579

Email:            Sean_Williams@azd.uscourts.gov

 

           The extern will assist the judge's law clerks with civil and criminal motions by conducting extensive research and the drafting necessary for the preparation of bench memoranda, orders and opinions in a wide variety of legal areas. On the civil side, the motion work involves motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, discovery motions, motions for preliminary injunctions, motions in limine, etc., in such federal law areas as civil rights, employment discrimination and employee benefits, administrative law, Indian law, antitrust law and natural resources law, as well as a whole range of state law issues which arise due to federal diversity jurisdiction. On the criminal side, the motion work involves mainly motions to dismiss, motions to sever, motions to suppress, and motions in limine. The extern will also be able to attend motion hearings, trials and chamber conferences.

           

Note: As a condition of employment, background checks, drug testing, and fingerprinting are now mandatory for all new employees in the federal courts, including externs. Appointment is provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of this condition.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States District Court

The Honorable Michelle Burns

U.S. Magistrate Judge

 

Contact:         The Honorable Michelle Burns

Address:        U.S. District Court

                      401 W. Washington, SPC #12

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003-2153

Phone:           (602) 322-7610          Fax: (602) 322-7579

Email:            Burns_Chambers@azd.uscourts.gov

 

 

           The purpose of this externship is to provide a substantive experience in legal research and writing within the context of a Judge’s chambers. In addition, the extern will have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of initial Federal Criminal Procedures and observe all components of Federal Court Jurisdiction.

 

           The extern will perform research and prepare bench memoranda and proposed orders in civil cases and Federal post-conviction proceedings. This work will require the extern to develop a familiarity with the relevant facts from the record and apply these facts to the law arriving at a legal conclusion.

 

Note: As a condition of employment, background checks, drug testing, and fingerprinting are now mandatory for all new employees in the federal courts, including externs. Appointment is provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of this condition.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

United States District Court

The Honorable David G. Campbell

 

Contact:         Nancy Outley

Address:        United States District Court

                      District of Arizona

                      401 W. Washington, Suite 623, SPC 58

                      Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone:           (602) 322-7645          Fax: (602) 322-7649

Email:            nancy_outley@azd.uscourts.gov

 

           This externship allows the extern to observe courtroom proceedings in civil and criminal cases, including hearings on motions and trials, and to participate in chambers discussions with the Judge and his staff. Through the extern’s exposure to a wide variety of legal topics, the extern should be better able to make an educated career choice.

 

           The extern will assist the Judge and his staff in addressing legal and case management issues. The extern will review motions and other briefs filed by the parties, conduct legal research and analysis, discuss the issues with the Judge and his law clerks, and propose appropriate rulings both orally and in writing.

 

           The extern will draft proposed orders disposing of motions in the Court’s criminal and civil cases. The extern will review the motions, identify and analyze relevant legal authority, and apply the applicable law to the particular facts set forth in the motions. Specifically, the extern will summarize the factual and procedural background, identify the legal issues under consideration, describe and apply the appropriate law to the facts, and distinguish inapposite cases, statutes, and rules. There is a heavy emphasis on research and writing in this externship.

 

Note: As a condition of employment, background checks, drug testing, and fingerprinting are now mandatory for all new employees in the federal courts, including externs. Appointment is provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of this condition.


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States District Court

The Honorable David K. Duncan

U.S. Magistrate Judge

 

Contact:         Armida Herrera

Address:        United States District Court

                      District of Arizona

                      401 W. Washington, SPC 14

                      Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone:           (602) 322-7630          Fax:    (602) 322-7639

Email:            Armida_Herrera@azd.uscourts.gov

 

           The purpose of this externship is to provide a substantive experience in legal research and writing within the context of a Judge’s chambers. In addition, the extern will have the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of initial Federal Criminal Procedures and observe all components of Federal Court Jurisdiction.

 

           The extern will perform research and prepare bench memoranda and proposed orders in civil cases and Federal post-conviction proceedings. This work will require the extern to develop a familiarity with the relevant facts from the record and apply these facts to the law arriving at a legal conclusion.

 

Note: As a condition of employment, background checks, drug testing, and fingerprinting are now mandatory for all new employees in the federal courts, including externs. Appointment is provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of this condition.

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

 

United States District Court

The Honorable James A. Teilborg 

 

Contact:         The Honorable James A. Teilborg

Address:        Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse

                      401 W. Washington Street, SPC 51

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone:           602-322-7560

Email:            teilborg_chambers@azd.uscourts.gov

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Substance of Externship:

 

This extern placement allows the student to observe courtroom proceedings in civil and criminal matters, including hearings on motions and trials, and to participate in in-chambers discussions with the Judge and the law clerks. Additionally, the extern will be exposed to ethical and professional responsibility concerns faced by the judiciary, judicial employees, and lawyers.

  

The extern will also draft proposed orders disposing of motions in the Court's criminal and civil cases. In preparing the proposed orders, the extern will identify and analyze both relevant procedural rules and legal precedents and then apply these to a specific set of facts. Specifically, the extern will be required to summarize the factual and procedural background, identify the issues under consideration, describe and apply appropriate precedent, and distinguish inapposite cases or rules. Thus, there is a heavy emphasis on researching and writing in this externship.

 

Ideally, through the extern's exposure to a wide variety of subjects, the extern will be better able to make an educated career choice.

 

Procedural considerations:

 

Because no secretarial assistance is available, the extern must be computer literate. This chambers will accept one or two externs per semester. All other considerations being equal, preference will be given to the students seeking to do the most credit hours with a three (3) credit hour minimum. If at any point after acceptance of the position the student decides to do less than 3 credit hours, the offer for an externship will be revoked.

 

 This chambers has hired a former extern to return as a law clerk after graduation, and would consider doing so again in the appropriate circumstances.

 

Note: As a condition of employment, background checks, drug testing, and fingerprinting are now mandatory for all new employees in the federal courts, including externs. Appointment is provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of this condition.

 

 


 

EXTERNSHIP

  

United States District Court

Pro Se Staff Attorneys’ Office

 

Contact:         Jodie Brown, Staff Attorney

                      Sarah Carlson, Staff Attorney

Address:        Pro Se Staff Attorneys’ Office

                      Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse

                      401 W. Washington Street, Suite 321

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone:           (602) 322-7280 or 7285        FAX: (602) 322-7280

Email:            Jodie_Brown@azd.uscourts.gov or Sarah.Carlson@azd.uscourts.gov

 

The primary objective of The Pro Se Staff Attorneys’ Office operates as attorneys for the District Court’s Judges. An extern will have the opportunity to integrate into the office and take on some of the same responsibilities as the full-time personnel.

 

The extern will perform a review of civil rights and habeas corpus pleadings to determine whether the Plaintiff/Petitioner has stated a cognizable constitutional claim. This will involve the preparation of Orders for the District Court Judge to whom the cases are assigned.

 

The office also handles pro se dispositive motions in prisoner cases. The extern will have the opportunity to research and prepare an Order disposing of the dispositive motion.

 

The extern will also have the opportunity to observe the District and Magistrate Judges. Judges have offered to allow the extern to observe settlement conferences, criminal duty, hearings on motions, and trials.

           

Note: As a condition of employment, background checks, drug testing, and fingerprinting are now mandatory for all new employees in the federal courts, including externs. Appointment is provisional and contingent upon satisfactory completion of this condition.

                                 

 

 


EXTERNSHIP

 

William E. Morris Institute for Justice

 

Contact:         Ellen Sue Katz

Address:        William E. Morris Institute for Justice

                      202 E. McDowell Rd., Suite 257

                      Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone:           (602) 252-3432           Fax: (602) 257-8138

Email:             eskatz@qwestoffice.net

 

The William E. Morris Institute for Justice (“Institute”) is a non-profit program established in 1997 to handle the work that the legal services programs could no longer handle because of Congressional restrictions on the cases the programs could handle or the persons they could represent.

 

Our mission is to promote equal justice for low-income persons in Arizona. We primarily work in the areas of public benefits, unemployment insurance, landlord and tenant, domestic relations and access to the courts. We also focus on the rights of limited English proficient (“LEP”) persons. We prioritize issues that affect large numbers of persons or where an issue has a significant consequence for the persons affected, such as access to medical care or education. We work closely with the three legal services programs in Arizona and with community groups who assist low-income persons to identify these issues. We work on these issues through major policy and class action litigation, administrative advocacy, legislative advocacy, training and research. When litigation is filed, it typically is against the State of Arizona or a federal or state administrative agency. The Institute has successfully litigated or is in the process of litigating challenges to major administrative policies or state laws that adversely affect low-income clients. We also file civil rights administrative complaints with the federal government as necessary.

 

The Institute is a statewide program with an office in Phoenix.

 

The legal work the extern will perform will, in part, be determined by the current activities of the Institute such as the cases in litigation, administrative advocacy, legislative advocacy and cases in pre-litigation development. The extern will conduct legal research, prepare memorandums of law, draft pleadings and also may interview clients. Special projects may be undertaken if the intern is interested. Prior interns worked on a study of eviction court practices.

 

 

 


OUT OF STATE/TOWN EXTERNSHIPS AND/OR EXTERNSHIPS

AVAILABLE ONLY IN SUMMER


                                                                  EXTERNSHIP

 

 

Clark County Public Defender, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Contact:         Jordan Savage

                      Director of Training

Address:        Clark County Public Defenders Office

                      309 South Third Street

                      Las Vegas, NV 89155-2510

Phone:           (702) 455-6737  

Email:            Savagejs@co.clark.nv.us

 

The Clark County Public Defenders office is one of the largest law firms in the State of Nevada, with over 100 attorneys and a staff of over 170. The office is organized into teams. Track deputies are appointed to cases at the initial arraignment and represent the client to conclusion at trial level.

 

The office has specialized teams dedicated to juvenile court, homicide cases, sexual assault cases and appeals. In addition, the office has a dedicated training officer who developed an extensive training program for new attorneys and provides continued legal education for experienced staff. The office also has a nationally recognized litigation support department.

 

An externship with the Clark County Public Defenders Office will give the student extern Courtroom experience. Externs spend every morning in the courtroom helping Deputy Public Defenders handle busy calendars in the Justice Courts. In the afternoons, the externs work directly with the attorneys as they visit clients, work on negotiations, and prepare for trials. The internship experience is designed to focus on courtroom action to give the law student the most valuable experience possible. After spending a summer with this office, students will definitely gain an understanding of whether they really want a career as a Public Defender. For those students who have a special interest in representing children, internships are also available with the Office’s Juvenile Division. For those who want more experience in research and writing, the Appellate Unit accepts summer externs as well.

 

Summer externs attend a short orientation program which informs them of their role in the office and other important policies and procedures in the court system. All interested students are invited to spend a day with the office prior to accepting an externship. The interested student will have the opportunity to meet the lawyers and spend valuable with the management team.

 

                                 

SUMMER ONLY


EXTERNSHIP