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Top 48 Judicial Internship Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Judicial Internship. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Judicial Internship resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.0% of Judicial Internship resumes contained Court Hearings as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Judicial Internship actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Judicial Internship:

1. Court Hearings

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Here's how Court Hearings is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Conducted extensive legal research; attended court hearings
  • Attended various administrative court hearings and maintained extensive notes to later discuss the merits of cases with immigration judges in chambers.
  • Observed court hearings related to care and protection, delinquency, and Child in Need of Services (CHINS).
  • Observed trials and court hearings to better understand proceedings during trial and in chambers before a judge.
  • Entrusted with confidential, sensitive information regarding ongoing federal cases in chamber conferences and court hearings.
  • Discussed case rulings with the Judge and performed clerical tasks in court hearings as needed.
  • Called in cases and acted as stand in bailiff, observed court hearings and adjudications.
  • Conducted legal research, observed conferences in judicial chambers and attended court hearings.
  • Observed many federal court hearings and gained insight regarding federal trial practice.
  • Visited LA County court houses and attended in on court hearings.
  • Observed court hearings on motions for relief and adversary trials.
  • Attended Court hearings and presentations with different federal agencies.
  • Attended court hearings on various civil and criminal matters.
  • Attended court hearings and prepared draft decisions.
  • Attended and observed court hearings.
  • Observed court hearings and adjudications.
  • Reviewed records of court hearings.
  • Attended court hearings and trials.
  • Assisted Magistrate Judge Pizzo in research, wrote memos and orders, and attended court hearings.
  • Transcribed night court hearings Clerical and administrative support to Judge Researched court decisions pertaining to relevant cases

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2. Family Law

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Here's how Family Law is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Conducted legal research on personal injury protection and family law/domestic violence cases for judges.
  • Compiled reference binders on various areas of law including administrative and family law.
  • Conducted legal research on discovery and jurisdictional issues in family law matters.
  • Researched various legal issues, including criminal law, family law, trusts and estates, and contracts.
  • Examined motions pending before the court on a range of family law related issues.
  • Observed court cases; researched substantive case law surrounding the topics of Family Law.
  • Researched and drafted legal orders for a wide array of family law cases.
  • Reviewed recent family law-related appellate case changes and created written summaries for judges.
  • Drafted judicial opinions and orders on a variety of family law cases.
  • Researched issues related to family law cases currently before the judge.
  • Conducted research for inter-office memos on family law issues.
  • Performed legal research on juvenile and family law issues.
  • Conducted legal research on matrimonial and family law issues.
  • Authored memoranda regarding family law issues.
  • Researched various issues in family law including child support modifications, civil unions, judgment modifications, and civil procedure.
  • Observed hearings and trials, which afforded exposure to court procedures and various evidentiary issues pertaining to family law proceedings.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda of law and decisions on motions in matrimonial and family law matters.
  • Complete a substantial report related to Family Law Practice for submission and presentation in a seminar.
  • Drafted orders and legal memoranda related to family law matters.
  • Researched and wrote Family Law section of the Napa Superior Court Field Guide.

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3. Judicial Opinions

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Here's how Judicial Opinions is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Drafted judicial opinions and judicial orders during criminal trials.
  • Drafted judicial opinions concerning Social Security Disability Appeals.
  • Assisted in researching and drafting judicial opinions for cases involving racial and employment discrimination, constitutional rights violations and ERISA.
  • Conducted research and prepared draft judicial opinions relating to the procedural and substantive issues of civil and criminal law.
  • Drafted or proofread judicial opinions, decisions, motions that assisted in preparation of court rulings and decisions.
  • Drafted and edited judicial opinions for content, style, citation form and validity of substantive law.
  • Worked on civil and criminal juvenile cases and prepared, researched, drafted and analyzed judicial opinions.
  • Performed legal research and analysis in order to draft and finalize judicial opinions.
  • Researched, drafted and edited judicial opinions in collections and tax lien matters.
  • Contributed substantially to the drafting of judicial opinions and creation of court orders.
  • Reviewed motions and drafted judicial opinions in tort and domestic relations cases.
  • Edited and drafted judicial opinions for review by the judge.
  • Drafted judicial opinions in response to motion for summary judgment.
  • Organized investigation and mediation records, and drafted judicial opinions on various civil cases Assisted judges in courtroom proceedings and pretrial conferences
  • Drafted judicial opinions; researched and wrote judicial memoranda.
  • Assisted in drafting judicial opinions and legal memoranda.
  • Conducted legal research, prepared legal memoranda, and wrote draft judicial opinions on a variety of civil cases.
  • Researched case law pertaining to business torts to assist Judge Ruchelsman in drafting judicial opinions
  • Drafted memoranda and judicial opinions for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler.
  • Drafted judicial opinions and memorandum orders (e.g.

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4. Bench Memos

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Here's how Bench Memos is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Prepared bench memos, drafted orders and opinions, proofread judge's orders and opinions, verified citations.
  • Reviewed case files and drafted bench memos related to child custody, child support and modification hearings.
  • Researched legal issues and drafted bench memos that helped the court decide which cases they should accept.
  • Worked in fast-paced trial court; researched various legal issues and wrote bench memos and orders
  • Drafted documents for the court including correspondence, bench memos, orders, and opinions.
  • Researched and drafted bench memos and judicial opinions for active cases in front of Hon.
  • Researched and wrote District's eminent domain policies and criminal and civil bench memos.
  • Completed research for presentation on art in judicial buildings and prepared bench memos.
  • Provided assistance with the drafting and review of bench memos and judicial opinions.
  • Proofread, edited, and cite-checked bench memos and orders.
  • Reviewed case files and drafted various orders and bench memos.
  • Drafted petition summaries, study memos, and bench memos
  • Prepared bench memos for the Judge.
  • Prepared bench memos for oral argument.
  • Drafted judicial decisions and bench memos.
  • Drafted bench memos and case memos; Conducted legal research; Assisted in trial preparation, particularly with voir dire.
  • Conducted legal research using Westlaw and LexisNexis * Prepared Bench Memos and Final Orders * Observed criminal and civil court proceedings
  • Prepared bench memos, orders, and provided legal research to law clerks Attended hearings and trials
  • Researched issues, prepared bench memos, observed oral arguments and discussed cases with Judge Battaglia
  • Prepared bench memos, draft opinions, draft orders Assisted trial clerk in general legal research

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7. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Observed oral arguments, including judicial conferences after said arguments.
  • Observed California Supreme Court oral arguments.
  • Drafted two judicial opinions on a divorce case and employment contract case and observed oral arguments.
  • Observed civil court procedures including jury selection, commercial trials, and oral arguments.
  • Witnessed oral arguments before the Utah Supreme Court and Utah Court of Appeals.
  • Attended multiple sessions of oral arguments held before the Court of Appeal.
  • Researched legal issues, observed oral arguments, and drafted opinions
  • Observed bench trials, jury trials, and oral arguments.
  • Observed oral arguments, trials and other court proceedings.
  • Assisted Judge in preparation for oral arguments.
  • Analyzed oral arguments made by attorneys.
  • Attended and helped analyze oral arguments.
  • Attended and observed oral arguments.
  • Prepared bench memoranda for upcoming oral arguments, performed various research assignments, and edited opinions
  • Conducted research on recent United States Supreme Court cases and gave oral arguments in regard to the opinions.
  • Observed pre- trial conferences, oral arguments, settlements, trials, and other legal proceedings.
  • Attended oral arguments, motion hearings, scheduling conferences, and trials.
  • Observed Pre-trial conferences, oral arguments and Trials Performed various administrative duties
  • Prepared memoranda concerning Petitions for Review and various legal issues Proofread opinions for the Justice and her clerks and attended oral arguments
  • Reviewed Petitions and Legal Briefs; Drafted Memoranda and Opinions; Presented Memoranda; Prepared Questions for and Observed Oral Arguments

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8. Deposition Summaries

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9. Jury Instructions

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Here's how Jury Instructions is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Provided significant research into Arizona Jury Instructions pertaining to specific crimes.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues including jury instructions and sentencing.
  • Developed documents for jury instructions on criminal cases.
  • Reviewed and edited jury instructions.
  • Compiled jury instructions, outlined case law, and researched, drafted and prepared opinions to be issued by the Judge.
  • Performed research for judge's participation in patent law conference and her contribution to Federal Circuit model jury instructions.
  • Produced a draft written opinion dealing with the application of an amendment to jury instructions in a criminal case.
  • Drafted memorandums of law, pattern jury instructions, and motions on behalf of the court.
  • Assisted in drafting opinions, orders, and jury instructions for civil and criminal cases.
  • Prepared jury instructions for trials and attended motion hearings and settlement conferences.
  • Watched trials from beginning to end, wrote and edited jury instructions.
  • Researched jury instructions for civil cases before the court.
  • Researched jury instructions and statutes.
  • Researched jury instructions and Ninth Circuit procedures for publication.
  • Drafted legal memoranda, observed criminal trials, aided in the creation of jury instructions and performed legal research.
  • Researched and prepared bench memorandum and court orders; created voir dire and jury instructions for civil trials.
  • Conducted legal research and prepared memoranda, jury instructions, and casework in a criminal docket court.
  • Observed courtroom proceedings including voir dire, witness questioning, jury instructions, and law and motion.
  • Drafted jury instructions, researched fringe legal issues, and managed multiple deadlines.
  • Performed research on pre-and post-trial motions, and jury instructions.

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10. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Draft judicial opinions for civil litigation.
  • Provided legal support to the court with a heavy civil litigation caseload during the summer months.
  • Briefed and provided recommendations to Judge Kinney on his daily civil litigation cases.
  • Answered objections to a tentative decision in a complex civil litigation trial.
  • Researched and wrote on pending civil litigation including three Summary Judgment orders.
  • Conducted legal research on complex civil litigation and appellate law issues.
  • Drafted final orders in civil litigation and family law matters.
  • Provided legal research in all areas of civil litigation.
  • Drafted various briefs and motions related to civil litigation.
  • Drafted and edited orders for civil litigation.
  • Researched and drafted judicial opinions on negligence, insurance disputes, and evidentiary questions in civil litigation.
  • Drafted legal memorandum regarding pending civil litigation Assisted law clerks with bench trials
  • Researched and reported legal findings arising from evidentiary disputes in civil litigation.
  • Researched and wrote on pending civil litigation including three bench memorandums and two Report and Recommendations for habeas corpus petitions.
  • Examined civil litigation dealing with wrongful termination, class action lawsuits, subprime mortgages, and pro se litigation.
  • Participated in various stages of civil litigation including settlement and pre-trial conferences, motions, and trials.
  • Conducted legal research on civil litigation matters; Drafted memoranda for use in judicial opinions.
  • Conducted legal research, wrote bench memoranda and drafted three opinions on civil litigation matters.
  • Reviewed and analyzed Pleadings and Pre-trial Motions concerning a wide array of civil litigation matters.
  • Researched issues and drafted memoranda for civil litigation cases.

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11. Pre-Trial Motions

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Here's how Pre-Trial Motions is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Recommended appropriate disposition and drafted orders on various pre-trial motions.
  • Witnessed pre-trial motions, jury selection, opening arguments, case in chief, closing arguments and post-trial motions.
  • Observed small claims mediation conferences, a contributory negligence trial, and pre-trial motions on discovery disputes.
  • Observed trials, calendar calls, pre-trial motions, and department meetings.
  • Conferred regularly with judge and judicial law clerks regarding pending pre-trial motions.
  • Observed hearings, pre-trial motions, settlement conferences, and oral arguments.
  • Drafted judicial opinions deciding pre-trial motions for review by the Judge.
  • Drafted Reports & Recommendations for pre-trial motions.
  • Observed hearings and attended pre-trial motions.
  • Engaged in pre-trial motions and procedures.
  • Prepared draft decisions for pre-trial motions.
  • Participated in judicial conferences between attorneys and judge regarding pre-trial motions, legal memoranda and discovery issues.
  • Conducted legal research, read trial transcripts and pre-trial motions, drafted judicial opinions and memoranda, and observed appellate proceedings.
  • Observed courtroom proceedings, including arraignments, pre-trial motions, restraining order hearings, and bench and jury trials.
  • Reviewed citations and legal arguments of pre-trial motions; filed and retrieved case files Approximately 24 hrs/week
  • Drafted and conducted research for bench memoranda, and pre-trial motions in civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Researched and wrote legal memoranda on pre-trial motions in both criminal and civil matters.
  • Prepared bench memoranda advising the court and drafted orders ruling on pre-trial motions.
  • Researched case law and wrote memoranda on pre-trial motions, observed courtroom proceedings and pre-trial conferences.
  • Researched and drafted legal memoranda for pre-trial motions and on evidentiary issues.

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12. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Attended judicial proceedings; observed interaction with counsel in-chambers regarding negotiations and settlement agreements.
  • Mediated final-settlement conferences between the parties, and transcribed settlement agreements in the form of a judicial order.
  • Assisted in mediation and drafting of property settlement agreements.
  • Prepared memoranda on modification of custody arrangements, retrospective loans, and marital settlement agreements.
  • Researched and drafted judicial opinions, bench memoranda, and settlement agreements.
  • Attended pre-trial conferences, settlement agreements, and trials.
  • Drafted proposed orders Created index from written judicial opinions Reviewed proposed settlement agreements prior to the court's entry of judgment

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13. Procedural Issues

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Here's how Procedural Issues is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Conducted legal research on various substantive and procedural issues including Florida's fourth amendment/related statutes and electronic surveillance.
  • Researched and analyzed substantive and procedural issues, statutes and legislation regarding felony cases.
  • Conducted research on substantive and procedural issues regarding Texas criminal law.
  • Edited published opinions, observed oral arguments, researched and analyzed complex substantive and procedural issues, and checked legal citations.
  • Researched and wrote on a variety of substantive and procedural issues, such as the provisions of post conviction relief.
  • Researched procedural issues, such as the standard of proof required to grant summary judgment pursuant to CPLR 3212.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues such as process of service and immigration impacts of criminal conduct.
  • Conducted legal research on substantive and procedural issues, including offers of judgment.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues, including complexities of Native American law.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues of civil and criminal law.
  • Conducted research on a variety of substantive and procedural issues.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues for Hon.
  • Researched various complex legal and procedural issues.
  • Researched substantive federal act violations including copyright and trademark disputes and procedural issues in federal jurisdiction.
  • Preformed legal research and writing on topics including evidentiary and procedural issues.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues arising in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings Drafted case workups for weekly law and motion calendar
  • Conducted research and prepared draft opinions and memoranda of law on various bankruptcy, commercial law, and procedural issues.
  • Conducted legal research on substantive and procedural issues, prepared memoranda to brief the Judge on pending matters.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues, including voir dire of expert witnesses.
  • Researched substantive and procedural issues, wrote memoranda and prepared court orders.

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14. Habeas Corpus

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Here's how Habeas Corpus is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Developed expertise on facts of cases to recommend a course of action to Judge Major on federal prisoner habeas corpus petitions.
  • Conducted legal research on criminal and civil matters including issues of criminal procedure, habeas corpus, and environmental law.
  • Researched and drafted proposed reports and recommendations on motions including damages owed to the IRS and habeas corpus petitions.
  • Drafted memorandums on PCRA petitions, Habeas Corpus motions, and a Motion to Suppress Facts.
  • Assisted in analyzing and responding to petitions for a writ of habeas corpus and 42 U.S.C.
  • Conduct research and draft proposed opinions for civil and criminal matters including habeas corpus petitions.
  • Drafted opinions and researched legal issues for Section 1983 claim and habeas corpus petition.
  • Conducted legal research on various topics dealing with civil procedure and habeas corpus procedure.
  • Drafted opinions on habeas corpus petitions; performed legal research, provided technical support.
  • Conducted research and drafted decision in a habeas corpus action.
  • Drafted rulings for three petitions for writ of Habeas Corpus.
  • Drafted slip opinions for habeas corpus and social security cases Drafted a summary judgment opinion for a federal anti-predatory lending scheme case
  • Reviewed motions, researched habeas corpus and discovery issues and drafted Reports and Recommendations and other legal memoranda.
  • Researched case law and wrote memoranda providing analysis on the validity of criminal defendants' habeas corpus motions under 28 U.S.C.
  • Researched and drafted legal memoranda on motion to amend, habeas corpus petition, and motion to dismiss.
  • Conducted research and drafted memoranda opinions for Habeas Corpus petitions pending before the Court.
  • Researched and analyzed Habeas Corpus and 4th Amendment suppression issues and prepared bench memoranda.
  • Researched and drafted opinions in response to petitions for habeas corpus.
  • Drafted three additional comment memoranda - approximately 10 pages each - regarding political asylum and habeas corpus issues.
  • Researched case law and drafted habeas corpus opinion Bessaha v. Rock, 09-CV-3581 JFB, 2012 WL 1458195 (E.D.N.Y.

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15. Trial Preparation

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Here's how Trial Preparation is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Observed and assisted with trial preparation including drafting case summaries and retrieving appropriate documentation from records.
  • Assisted with trial preparation including jury selection and preparation of jury instructions.
  • Assisted with trial preparation including organizing dockets and drafting press releases
  • Indexed and summarized discovery documents for trial preparation.
  • Will perform legal analysis and writing for judge and law clerk; will observe and assist with trial preparation.
  • Assisted in hearing and trial preparation by drafting legal summaries of facts and arguments for the judge.
  • Participated in pretrial preparation, in chamber meetings with counsel and litigants, and trials.
  • Assisted in trial preparation, court filings, document production, and records management.
  • Assisted in trial preparation by researching legal issues and preparing a memorandum.
  • Assisted in trial preparations, wrote case briefs, and drafting orders.
  • Intern for Justice Tracey Bannister Assist with case research and trial preparation.
  • Assisted with trial preparation including drafting jury instructions and verdict sheets.
  • Attended hearings, mediation sessions and assisted with trial preparations.
  • Observed and contributed with trial preparation.
  • Observed and assisted in trial preparation.
  • Assist clerks with trial preparation.
  • Engaged in trial preparation including reading depositions, researching and analyzing provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Explanatory Notes.
  • Observed and assisted with trial preparation including research regarding the Ft. Lauderdale airport shooter case.
  • Assisted Judge and law clerks in mediations and trial preparation.
  • Researched cases and legal tests to aid in judicial decision-making Analyzed facets of criminal law Aided in Judge's trial preparation

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16. Social Security

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Here's how Social Security is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Drafted opinions for Judge's review in connection with Social Security income and disability benefit determinations of the Social Security Administration.
  • Drafted an extensive social security disability opinion, conducted research, and observed courtroom proceedings.
  • Researched and drafted the bases of multiple opinions regarding Social Security Disability appeals.
  • Researched and wrote preliminary opinions for social security appeals.
  • Reviewed Social Security Administration opinions for reversible error.
  • Researched, and summarized case files in order to draft and prepare Reports and Recommendations on Social Security Disability appeals cases.
  • Prepared draft memorandum opinions on cases involving social security laws, unemployment benefits and motions for attorneys' fees.
  • Summer 2008 Researched and drafted proposed orders concerning ERISA, Social Security law and trademark law.
  • Drafted a Social Security benefits case opinion for Magistrate Judge Mason's review and approval.
  • Created stock text for Global Assessment of Functioning in regard to Social Security Disability claims.
  • Prepared proposed summary judgment orders in a civil contract dispute and a social security appeal.
  • Analyzed and wrote draft opinions on trademark, patent infringement and social security cases.
  • Assisted the Court in the review of appeals and Social Security Disability claims.
  • Drafted federal judicial orders and opinions related to Social Security disability claims and habeas corpus matters.
  • Conducted legal research pertaining to habeas corpus and social security disability matters.
  • Conducted legal research and prepared civil motion outlines for Social Security Disability appeals, Section 1983 claims and Habeas Corpus reviews.
  • Drafted judicial opinions on a reverse mortgage case, social security benefits appeal, and habeas corpus appeal.
  • Drafted orders on habeas corpus petitions, section 1983 lawsuits and social security appeals.
  • Researched opinions regarding Winschel in Social Security Disability, Touhy regulations in regard to ex-federal employees, and The Lacey Act.
  • Drafted social security disability opinions and memoranda Attended pre-trial conferences and trials

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17. Bench Memorandum

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  • Prepared bench memorandum for Eighth Circuit oral arguments and drafted opinions following oral arguments.
  • Researched and wrote bench memorandum regarding various criminal matters.
  • Prepare bench memorandum in anticipation of motion hearings.
  • Received commendation for bench memorandum advising Hon.
  • Prepared bench memorandums for the Court and provided Judge Smith with written analysis of the arguments and issues for upcoming hearings.
  • Researched and drafted bench memorandum for an oral argument concerning a motion to dismiss in a breach of contract dispute.
  • Assisted in writing decisions and providing bench memorandums containing research to assist Judge McIntyre with current cases.
  • Drafted bench memorandums, orders, rulings and opinions from the results of legal research.
  • Prepared bench memorandum in response to Plaintiff's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict.
  • Researched Illinois case law and drafted bench memorandum and orders for Judge's review
  • Prepared bench memorandum to aid the Judge in civil and criminal matters.
  • Edited and drafted confidential bench memorandums for Judge's bailiffs.
  • Conducted legal research, and prepared bench memorandum.
  • Drafted bench memorandum and drafts of opinions.
  • Drafted court orders and bench memorandum.
  • Prepare bench memorandum directly for Judge.
  • Researched and drafted bench memorandum.
  • Researched and wrote a 17-page bench memorandum on a habeas corpus case.
  • Drafted bench memorandum with recommendations on court's actions for all discovery, evidentiary, and dispositive motions.
  • Drafted bench memorandums and opinions, and discussed recommendations Prepared case summaries for publication in the Amicus Curiarum

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18. Judicial Extern

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  • Participated in Widener's Judicial Externship Program
  • Acted as Judicial Extern, observing trial and appellate arguments and hearings, and in-chambers hearings.
  • Served as a judicial extern for Judge Wanda Bryant at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Selected to work in Judge Norton s chambers as one of two student judicial externs.
  • Served under Associate Justice Brian P. Stern as a judicial extern through the fall semester.
  • Selected for highly-competitive Federal judicial externship by the Chief Magistrate of the court.
  • Selected by the ABA Section of Litigation as a 2006 Judicial Extern.
  • Worked as a judicial extern at the San Francisco Superior Court.
  • Served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert T. Dawson.
  • Awarded Judicial Externship to the honorable Presiding Justice David Sills.
  • Served as Judicial Extern for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.
  • Earned school credit as a judicial extern with Hon.
  • Worked directly with Justice Ruvolo as sole judicial extern, reviewing appellate briefs and court records and observing oral argument.
  • Advanced exposure and developed analytical, research, and writing skills by completing judicial externship.
  • Proofread ordersdrafted by law clerks and other judicial externs.

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  • BAR ADMISSIONS Admitted to state and federal courts in Connecticut.
  • Composed orders for complex pre-trial jurisdiction motions involving a high stakes cable-licensing dispute filed in numerous federal courts.

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20. Voir Dire

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  • Attended trials, motions hearings, and voir dire; discussed pending cases and daily proceedings with the judge.
  • Drafted court orders and assisted Judge in courtroom proceedings, voir dire, motion calendar and pretrial conferences.
  • Attended voir dire, pretrial conferences, oral arguments, settlement conferences, sanction hearings and trials.
  • Analyzed relevant case law with a Judicial Staff Attorney and served as judicial liaison during voir dire.
  • Prepared bench memos and observed ongoing trials including motions, voir dire, and actions in chambers.
  • Viewed all court proceedings from summary judgment hearings, voir dire, trial, and sentencing.
  • Observed jury and bench trials, voir dire, motion and temporary order hearings.
  • Observed and evaluated motions, voir dire and other decisions on court docket.
  • Exposed to various stages of litigation, including voir dire and judgments.
  • Observed sentencing hearings, voir dire, and felony criminal trials.
  • Attended trials, arraignments, voir dire, and motion hearings.
  • Draft voir dire instructions in preparation of trial.
  • Observed voir dire in a capital case.
  • Assisted with voir dire proceedings.
  • Observed voir dire, and chancery court, traffic court, family court cases, death penalty and other criminal proceedings.
  • Drafted memoranda and recommendations for civil hearings; observed criminal and civil hearings, voir dire, and trials.
  • Assisted during pre-trial hearings, criminal bench and jury trials, voir dire and sentencing.
  • Attended several criminal trials, pretrial hearings, arraignments, voir dires, etc.
  • Observed courtroom proceedings from voir dire to sentencing hearings.
  • Bluebooked and edited opinions Witnessed in-chamber pre-trial meetings, voir dire, trials, and a competency hearing.

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  • Reviewed agreements to modify child support and presented agreements to Commissioner Morton for approval.
  • Conducted legal research regarding child support modification and custody issues.
  • Drafted court orders, edited written decisions and researched legal issues regarding maintenance, child support, and orders of protection.
  • Researched Florida statutes and case law on divorces, time-sharing, custody, child support, alimony and adoptions.
  • Observed all aspects of trials concerning child support, juvenile crime, child custody, domestic relations, etc.
  • Researched applicable legal issues; prepared case summaries; calculated child support obligations; drafted legal correspondence.
  • Researched and wrote court orders for matrimonial matters, including alimony, and child support matters.
  • Drafted opinions for divorce, custody, child support and awards for attorney's fees.
  • Drafted Court Orders pertaining to custody, child support, visitation, and delinquency issues.
  • Researched areas of law regarding alimony, child support, and attorney's fees.
  • Drafted and edited motions for child support, child custody and alimony cases.
  • Prepared motion summaries, calculated child support, and attended court proceedings.
  • Aided self-represented litigants in completing Judicial Council Forms for divorce, child custody and child support modifications.
  • Performed legal research and drafted memoranda on ineffective assistance of counsel and modification of child support.
  • Participated in specialized trainings, including child support and domestic violence.
  • Drafted bench memoranda, orders on motions to seal, show cause, and a final order reinstating child support.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted legal memoranda regarding issues pertaining to child custody, visitation, and child support.
  • Drafted pendente lite child support decision, observed trials and preliminary conferences.
  • Shadowed Assistant State's Attorney during conferences regarding child support enforcement.
  • Prepared bench memoranda for alimony and child support disputes.

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  • Observed settlement conferences in commercial litigation, landlord-tenant and personal injury cases.
  • Observed settlement conferences in both asbestos litigation and personal injury cases.
  • Focused primarily and worked extensively with automobile negligence and personal injury cases
  • Discussed and analyzed legal issues coming before the judge, including commercial leasing, matrimonial disputes and personal injury cases.
  • Observed court processes, jury and trial procedure, and settlement negotiations for medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
  • Analyzed and drafted motion opinions regarding issues, such as personal jurisdiction and personal injury cases.
  • Drafted court orders granting and denying motions for summary judgment in personal injury cases.
  • Researched contract cases, drug forfeitures, personal injury cases and negligence claims.
  • Assisted in the drafting of decisions in personal injury cases.
  • Conducted legal research for Personal Injury cases.
  • Conducted research and drafted tentative rulings and memoranda regarding personal injury cases.
  • Observed evidentiary hearings and settlements related to personal injury cases.
  • Observed voir dire from both party's perspectives in personal injury cases.

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  • Observed court proceedings such a criminal arraignments and evidentiary hearings.
  • Assisted in depositions and evidentiary hearings.
  • Observed all aspects of courtroom proceedings, including trials, motion sessions, lobby conferences, pleas, and evidentiary hearings.
  • Attended trials, a full mediation, evidentiary hearings, and weekly motion calendars (37 hours in court).
  • Performed research on social security, drafted court opinions on SS decisions, saw jury trials and evidentiary hearings.
  • Observed legal proceedings including dissolution of marriage trials, evidentiary hearings, status hearings, and emergency hearings.
  • Assisted Judge in the courtroom during jury trials, evidentiary hearings, sentencing and motion call
  • Observed numerous courtroom proceedings including trials, evidentiary hearings, and motion sessions.
  • Attended evidentiary hearings, special lectures, group discussions and training sessions.
  • Attended court proceedings including trials, settlement conferences, and evidentiary hearings.
  • Advised Judge Clark as to my opinion on motions and evidentiary hearings.
  • Observed daily trial proceedings, evidentiary hearings and capital murder cases.
  • Observed motion sessions, evidentiary hearings, trials and sentencing
  • Observed courtroom arraignments, evidentiary hearings, and trials.
  • Drafted court orders and memoranda on evidentiary hearings.
  • Attended jury and bench trials, evidentiary hearings, arraignments, sentencings, and settlement conferences.
  • Attended evidentiary hearings, pre-trial and trial proceedings, settlement negotiations and conferences in chambers.
  • Attended evidentiary hearings, pre-trial proceedings, and conferences in the chambers.
  • Attended evidentiary hearings, pre-trial proceedings, and plea negotiations.
  • Research and draft memoranda on a variety of issues Observe motion sessions, evidentiary hearings and trials

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24. Honorable Judge

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  • Managed docket call schedule and liaison with lead Judicial Assistant for the Honorable Judge for scheduling upcoming trials or conferences.
  • Served under the direct supervision of the Honorable Judge Ty Hands, assisting and preparing documents for daily court use.
  • Shadowed the Honorable Judge Judith Stewart; discussed legal opinions and analysis, and conducted legal research
  • Draft criminal orders for Honorable Judge Michael Barrett and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Performed clerical tasks and observed proceedings in the court of the Honorable Judge Stanford Blake.
  • Performed judicial clerk duties for The Honorable Judge Steven Wheeler for two summers.
  • Performed administrative and legal duties that supported the Honorable Judge Laura Jo Hamilton.
  • Attend proceedings and Shadow Honorable Judge, Stuart M. Rice.
  • Shadowed the Honorable Judge Donald Mitchell in small claims court.
  • Intern for the Honorable Judge Douglas E. Arpert, United States Magistrate Judge for the District Court of New Jersey.
  • Researched substantive and procedural laws for Honorable Judge Ronald E. Albers in the Unified Family Court of San Francisco.
  • Participated in motion hearings and completed legal research and writing projects for the Honorable Judge Michael Dwyer.
  • Worked with the Honorable Judge Phyllis Jones researching bankruptcy, tort, and contract issues
  • Researched and drafted a decision that was ultimately issued by the Honorable Judge Bartell.
  • Intern Studied under the Honorable Judge R.H. Wallace in the 96th District Court.
  • Worked directly under the supervision of the Honorable Judge Anne M. Geoffrion.
  • Observed court hearings and adjudications under the Honorable Judge Roland Steinle.
  • Worked directly with Honorable Judge Heffron and other court officials.
  • Discussed matters with the Honorable Judge George P. Kazen.
  • Worked under the Honorable Judge Gregory Alarcon.

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25. Civil Rights

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  • Drafted opinions, orders, and substantive motions including summary judgment in areas including employment law and Civil Rights laws.
  • Selected to facilitate civil rights trial (housing discrimination) by looking up pertinent legal theories and offering counsel assessments.
  • Researched legal issues and prepared draft opinions on topics including securities, civil rights, and procedural issues.
  • Conducted legal research primarily in the areas of civil procedure, constitutional law and prisoners' civil rights.
  • Compiled and analyzed data of jury awards in prison inmates' civil rights claims of deliberate indifference.
  • Researched civil rights, criminal procedure, and immigration issues; proofread Judge's opinions and orders.
  • Drafted decisions, orders, and jury instructions for section 1983 civil rights jury trial.
  • Drafted judicial opinions, including Social Security appeals and Section 1983 civil rights violations.
  • Participated in settlement conferences and preliminary hearings in tort actions and civil rights claims.
  • Conducted legal research on topics including civil rights and employment law.
  • Spring 2002 Researched legal issues on topics including Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, employment discrimination and civil rights.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda on issues involving employment discrimination, civil rights, and conflicts of law.
  • Researched issues and drafted memoranda and judicial reports and recommendations concerning civil rights claims brought under 42 U.S.C.
  • Drafted opinions in social security, 1983 Actions, and prisoner civil rights cases.
  • Drafted decisions on 1983 civil rights actions and edited judicial opinions.
  • Attended hearings and a civil rights trial.
  • Prepared bench memoranda and drafted opinions in eminent domain, habeas corpus, prisoner civil rights, and social security cases.
  • Researched latest caselaw on federal civil rights and employment issues Produced drafts of decisions for pending cases
  • Handled pro se inmate habeas corpus appeals and 1983 civil rights claims.
  • Prepared bench memoranda for a civil rights claim against state police.

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26. Employment Discrimination

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  • Reviewed investigation files and hearing transcripts regarding employment discrimination and harassment complaints to assess validity thereof and provide overview/feedback to Judge.
  • Researched and authored first drafts of judicial decisions on employment discrimination and social security claims.
  • Drafted summary judgment orders for employment discrimination, social security, and foreclosure cases.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted a judicial opinion on an employment discrimination case.
  • Collected, organized and analyzed data to research issues regarding employment discrimination.
  • Conducted wide-ranging legal research and writing on issues of employment discrimination.
  • Drafted summary judgment and hearing decisions on federal employment discrimination claims.
  • Researched issues regarding employment discrimination and unlawful search and seizure.
  • Researched and drafted issues related to employment discrimination and employee benefits
  • Observed numerous settlement conferences on insurance law and employment discrimination.
  • Drafted successful judicial opinion on federal employment discrimination case utilizing knowledge of Title VII and the ADEA.
  • Drafted facts section for a ruling on a motion for summary judgment in an employment discrimination case.
  • Drafted Recommendations and opinions in employment discrimination and other human rights matters coming before the judge.
  • Read and analyzed record of investigation and parties' motions on employment discrimination claims.
  • Drafted published opinions and orders for judge in Federal Employment Discrimination cases.
  • Authored decision that expanded employees' rights in employment discrimination law.
  • Drafted bench memoranda preparing the Judge for civil matters ranging from patent infringement to employment discrimination.
  • Researched and drafted bench memoranda concerning contracts, employment discrimination and real property matters.
  • Drafted bench memoranda and opinions concerning employment discrimination, trademark infringement, habeas corpus, and sentencing guidelines.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda concerning habeas corpus Sixth Amendment, tax law and employment discrimination issues.

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27. Pending Cases

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  • Provided legal analysis of pending cases
  • Summarized case files and researched civil and criminal law to the Court regarding pending cases.
  • Attended and summarized court proceedings and presented my analyses of pending cases and legal issues.
  • Analyzed strengths and weaknesses of pleadings and motions; made recommendations on pending cases.
  • Drafted judicial opinions and composed research memos on pending cases and probation violations.
  • Reviewed the Court's docket and performed jurisdictional analyses of pending cases.
  • Prepared research and review materials for the judge concerning pending cases.
  • Researched application of Indiana local and trial rules on pending cases.
  • Attended and observed court proceedings and conferences involving pending cases.
  • Performed research for pending cases and drafted preliminary orders.
  • Direct daily contact with Judge to review pending cases.
  • Researched, reviewed and analyzed pending cases and drafted bench memoranda with recommendations.
  • Interpreted case precedent, statutes and codes pertaining to immigration and naturalization in regards to pending cases before the court.
  • Conducted extensive research regarding pending cases, wrote memoranda on the legal issues of title and boundary disputes.
  • Conducted legal research and analysis and wrote memoranda advising Judge on pending cases.
  • Researched and wrote memoranda related to specific issues in pending cases.
  • Brainstormed with Judge Rubine on appropriate outcome for pending cases.
  • Drafted memoranda and conducted legal research for pending cases.
  • Drafted bench memoranda on pending cases to assist Judge Greene in preparing for oral arguments.
  • Drafted case summaries and recommendation memoranda for pending cases on appeal.

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  • Assisted bailiffs in transitioning to new organizational system for domestic violence docket.
  • Prepared a memo on the effects of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention & Consumer Protection Act of 2005 on domestic violence victims.
  • Managed court operations for over three hundred domestic violence cases at the Family Court of New Jersey in Morris County.
  • Reviewed motions, drafted tentative decisions and analyzed legal issues relating to custody, divorce and domestic violence.
  • Researched issues related to family law, domestic violence, discovery, personal jurisdiction, and criminal law.
  • Drafted decisions for Integrated Domestic Violence Court (IDV) and Matrimonial Divorce Court (MDV).
  • Observed multiple courts - criminal, civil, family, domestic violence, and probation violations.
  • Worked in administrative court, which provides services for mental health and domestic violence issues.
  • Interviewed victims of domestic violence for details to be used as evidence in court.
  • Conducted research and assisted the Domestic Violence and Mental Health Courts with daily activities.
  • Created electronic records of ongoing domestic violence cases for future reference.
  • Drafted legal orders, probation contracts, and domestic violence forms.
  • Conducted research for cases placed on the Integrated Domestic Violence docket.
  • Shadow Family Relations Counselors Observe counseling sessions regarding domestic violence, divorce, child support and custody settlements
  • Researched procedural and substantive legal issues including domestic violence, contempt, extradition, restraining orders, and court strategies.
  • Drafted memoranda, orders, and trial summaries in the domestic violence unit for civil and criminal cases.
  • Briefed cases concerning domestic violence, custody, counsel fees, child support, and pendente lite.
  • Summer intern for the Honorable Judge Fern Flanigan Saddler in the Domestic Violence Unit.
  • Checked in petitioners and respondents in domestic violence cases and pre-trial hearings.
  • Observed numerous cases and trials, including a criminal domestic violence trial and a protective order trial.

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30. Medical Malpractice

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  • Conducted legal research and drafted judicial opinions on variety of issues, specifically focusing on medical malpractice issues.
  • Observed and assisted judge in courtroom proceedings and pretrial conferences for medical malpractice and personal injury cases
  • Researched criminal issues such as medical malpractice and involuntary manslaughter.
  • Analyzed and researched law involving medical malpractice and general negligence.
  • Analyzed facts and law and discussed proposed decisions on motions in medical malpractice, negligence and breach of contract cases.
  • Performed legal analysis of pending cases involving medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and property law.
  • Conducted legal research pertaining to various civil issues such as personal injury and medical malpractice.
  • Attended and observed jury selection, motion practice, and murder and medical malpractice trials.
  • Observed jury trials in areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and various criminal cases.
  • Observed guardianship proceedings, motions, personal injury trials, and medical malpractice trials.
  • Observed medical malpractice trials, slip and fall trials, inquests, and hearings.
  • Assisted with the Formal and Special Cause and Medical Malpractice Mediation Calendars.
  • Conducted legal research in the areas of foreclosure and medical malpractice.
  • Researched Texas law and drafted memoranda on trademark infringement, covenant not to compete and medical malpractice issues for Judge's consideration
  • Researched various civil issues, including personal injury, industrial construction, medical malpractice, and Open Public Records Act.
  • Observed numerous sessions of the civil case calendar, court-ordered medical malpractice mediations, and one jury trial.
  • Viewed court proceedings in criminal, tax certiorari, family, medical malpractice, and mental health proceedings.
  • Participated in settlement conferences for medical malpractice, construction defect, and slip and fall cases.
  • Utilized Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw to analyze negligence, medical malpractice, and foreclosure issues.
  • Observed and analyzed two medical malpractice trials and motion practice Researched evidentiary and tort law issues to assist with Court rulings

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32. Administrative Law

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  • Composed proposals for decisions on bundled utility rates and attended administrative law hearings daily.
  • Drafted orders and recommendations on complex issues including administrative law and federal civil procedure.
  • Drafted orders judicial reviewing Administrative Law Judges' decisions on social security petitions.
  • Analyzed Administrative Law Judge decisions in social security hearings by credibility determination.
  • Assisted administrative law judge with federal equal employment opportunity claim caseload.
  • Represented clients in administrative law hearings.
  • Created reference guide for damages that the judge distributed to other administrative law judges within the EEOC.
  • Researched legal issues on appeal; topics include criminal, civil, family, and administrative law.
  • Assisted administrative law judges in preparing cases; drafted fraud and fair hearing decisions.
  • Researched laws and legislative history to assist administrative law judges in hearings.
  • Discussed cases with Administrative Law Judges.
  • Researched and composed memoranda on criminal, constitutional, and administrative law issues.
  • Performed legal research in support of two Administrative Law Judges Reviewed hearing records and prepared draft decisions for review and publication
  • Drafted opinions for motion to dismiss proceedings concerning employment law, statutory torts, immigration law, and administrative law.
  • Researched case material using Lexis Nexis and Westlaw for Administrative Law Judge to use in case(s).
  • Researched and drafted Memorandum Opinions and Judgments (MOJs) on complex issues of criminal and administrative law.
  • Researched and drafted decisions for Administrative Law Judges on Longshoremen and Whistleblower cases.
  • Prepared memoranda on substantive, procedural, and administrative law issues.
  • Contributed to the Administrative Law Judges decision-making process by researching, analyzing and drafting legal memoranda.
  • Drafted opinions and memoranda on administrative law, habeas corpus, and civil RICO for use by the Court.

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33. Criminal Proceedings

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  • Conducted detailed legal research pertaining to criminal proceedings.
  • Observed initial criminal proceedings and multiple settlement conferences.
  • Prepared sentencing forms and oversaw criminal proceedings.
  • Published numerous court orders and assisted Judge Houston during civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Observed courtroom procedures, hearings and trials for civil and criminal proceedings daily.
  • Observed criminal proceedings, including bail and bond hearings and guilty pleas.
  • Observed and noted criminal proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas.
  • Observed courtroom procedures and pretrial conferences for civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Assisted the Judge and his staff with criminal proceedings.
  • Explained criminal proceedings to visiting high school students.
  • Attended various civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Observe criminal proceedings and oral arguments.
  • Observed civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Observed criminal proceedings including murder and domestic abuse trials Discussed and ascertained reasoning in adjudication of various motions and sentencing
  • Researched and drafted a memorandum opinion pertaining to Title III of the ADA Attended civil and criminal proceedings
  • Attended settlement conferences, arraignments, preliminary hearings, trials, and sentencing in criminal proceedings.
  • Observed numerous civil and criminal proceedings, including mediations, motion hearings, and trials.
  • Observed aspects of criminal proceedings such as pre-trial motion hearings and trials.
  • Researched and drafted memoranda to advise Judge Pugliese on pending court motions in juvenile criminal proceedings.
  • Researched various issues including parental rights termination, patent/copyright infringement and other various criminal proceedings Drafted pre-submission memoranda.

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35. Child Custody

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  • Drafted decisions for personal injury cases, answered prisoner motions, and researched legal decisions regarding family and child custody issues.
  • Observed civil trials in the areas of child custody, family drug treatment, juvenile delinquency, and divorce.
  • Prepared case files and made recommendations regarding child custody, child/spousal support, and dissolution of marriage cases.
  • Observed various court calendars, including child welfare, child custody, divorce, and temporary restraining orders.
  • Observed chamber conferences and court proceedings including divorce disputes, child custody disputes and juvenile drug court.
  • Researched legal issues arising in Family Court, including child custody, immigration, and contempt.
  • Researched for and drafted a bench memorandum on a developing area within child custody law.
  • Observed hearings on child custody, dissolution, and spousal and child support matters.
  • Researched and briefed case law on child custody, adoption, and relocation issues.
  • Conducted legal research on child custody, visitation, and child support issues.
  • Observed paternity, child custody, time sharing, and divorce hearings.
  • Researched and analyzed employment and land contract disputes and child custody suits.
  • Assisted litigants with mediation of child custody and child support issues.
  • Prepared orders and opinions concerning child custody and support.
  • Researched law for child custody and placement cases.
  • Performed legal research and drafted memoranda on child custody, child support, and juvenile delinquency issues.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda relating to alimony, child support, and child custody issues.
  • Observed child custody hearings including those broadcast via webcam, as well as portions of trials.
  • Researched Illinois domestic relations and civil procedure statutes Drafted decisions and memoranda on child custody and procedural matters
  • Observed divorce and child custody proceedings; including hearings, pre-trial conferences, mediations, and trials.

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36. Status Conferences

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  • Participated in status conferences and settlement discussions.
  • Observed all aspects of courtroom proceedings, including motions, status conferences, specialized drug sessions, and bench trials.
  • Prepared files for termination of parental rights and status conferences; Assisted the Court Clerk with updating the court orders.
  • Prepare criminal and civil jury charges and verdict sheets and observe jury trials, sentencing and status conferences.
  • Attended specially set hearings for pretrial motions, appointment of receivers, case management and status conferences.
  • Observed trials, hearings, settlement and status conferences, and changes of plea on criminal cases.
  • Observed courtroom proceedings including motion sessions, status conferences, detention hearings and trials.
  • Observed and performed clerical duties in trial setting, settlement, and status conferences.
  • Presented legal arguments to Judge Smith in preparation of hearings and telephone status conferences.
  • Attended court conferences relating to motions, status conferences, hearings, and trials.
  • Attended several criminal and civil trials, as well as daily status conferences.
  • Assisted judge at trials, arraignments, status conferences, and sentencing proceedings.
  • Observed joint status conferences, oral arguments and hearings before the Court.
  • Observed trials, hearings, arraignments and status conferences in criminal court.
  • Participated in status conferences held by Friend of the Court Referees.
  • Observed status conferences, trials, and motion hearings.
  • Facilitated and ran Case Status Conferences.
  • Observed court proceedings, including motion hearings, jury selection, status conferences, and mediations.
  • Observed court proceedings, including trials, status conferences, and sentencings.
  • Attended jury trials, mediations and status conferences.

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  • Reviewed and analyzed appellate briefs.
  • Reviewed and summarized appellate briefs of parties on either side for multiple cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
  • Researched and analyzed complex and high value legal issues based on appellate briefs and lower court and agency decisions.
  • Reported cases: 28 reported cases - Wrote appellate briefs and argued a number of appellate cases including:
  • Reviewed and discussed appellate briefs, motions, and depositions with the judge and law clerk.
  • Reviewed court transcripts, conducted legal research, and analyzed appellate briefs concerning misdemeanor cases.
  • Drafted memorandum of law, appellate briefs and assisted in preparing judicial orders.
  • Read appellate briefs and trial transcripts and identified and researched issues presented.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs and evaluated trial court findings for errors of law.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs, reviewed cited texts, reviewed record on appeal.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs seeking leave to appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs and identified conflicting issues of law and fact.
  • Drafted appellate briefs involving a wide range of issues.
  • Read and evaluated the merits of appellate briefs.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs presented to the Court.
  • Analyzed trial records and appellate briefs.
  • Drafted memoranda summarizing appellate briefs and advising the Justice on issues presented on appeal.
  • Reviewed appellate briefs submitted to the Court and drafted bench memoranda.
  • Researched and drafted appellate briefs and opinions for Wende appeals.
  • Researched legal issues and analyzed appellate briefs in analytical memoranda to the Judge and his clerks

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38. Justices

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  • Researched cases assigned to Justice Moreno and other justices' draft opinions; memorialized analyses and recommendations.
  • Researched statutory formulas for spousal support in preparation for law exchange program for Justices and Judicial Case Managers.
  • Assisted Juvenile Court Justices by conducting legal research and drafting orders regarding various criminal and civil matters.
  • Worked directly with the First Justice, Associate Justices, and support staff at Worcester Juvenile Court.
  • Worked with Justices and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to expedite the processing of juvenile cases.
  • Drafted opinions, and attend oral arguments and hearing deliberations with panel of Justices.
  • Worked with court attorneys to contribute to draft decisions to be submitted to justices.
  • Assisted the NY State Association of Supreme Court Justices regarding Pattern Jury Instructions.
  • Observed trials and other court proceedings and discussed issues presented with the Justices.
  • Reviewed and typed orders, findings, and decisions of justices.
  • Attended oral argument and conferred with the Justices before and after.
  • Attended weekly seminars taught by Justices and staff.
  • Debriefed with First Justice and Associate Justices.
  • Clerked for High Court Justices.
  • Attend oral arguments before the Court and brief the Justices on factual and legal details about the cases.
  • Observed trials, hearings, and mediations and met with justices in chambers to analyze cases.
  • Researched complex civil and criminal law issues Presented oral and written legal summaries to Superior Court Justices
  • Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda of law for justices on cases pending decision.
  • Drafted bench memoranda analyzing cases and briefs Assisted with drafting opinions and analyzed draft opinions of other justices
  • Drafted internal memoranda to assist justices in determining petitions for writ of certiorari.

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39. Judicial Proceedings

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  • Gained extensive research and writing experience and knowledge of judicial proceedings involving federal cases.
  • Observed outcomes of judicial proceedings including oral arguments and trial summations.
  • Attended numerous judicial proceedings including several civil and criminal trials.
  • Handled administrative tasks; observed judicial proceedings.
  • Recorded judicial logs and summarized judicial proceedings.
  • Observed and discussed judicial proceedings.
  • Gained a valuable working knowledge of the litigation process by assisting in judicial proceedings and observing all stages of trial.
  • Researched and wrote about different criminal legal issues, primarily for the purpose of handling defendant appeals * Observed judicial proceedings
  • Attended judicial proceedings and discuss legal issues with the judge and judge's law clerks.
  • Observed judicial proceedings, including hearings, trials, and conferences in chambers.
  • Observed pretrial conferences, Federal judicial proceedings, and death penalty hearing.
  • Observed and assisted in judicial proceedings.
  • Observed Judicial Proceedings for the period.
  • Observed judicial proceedings and criminal trials.
  • Researched and analyzed case law Observed calendar calls and various judicial proceedings
  • Drafted various documents at the request of the judge or law clerks Observed judicial proceedings in all divisions of the court
  • Viewed all judicial proceedings while assisting Judge Silkworth and his law clerk with reviewing case files and drafting legal documents.
  • Observed judicial proceedings and researched and wrote various memoranda focusing on the civil docket.
  • Attended voir dire, hearings, jury trials, and other judicial proceedings.
  • Observed Judicial proceedings in the Family Court with Judge Mindy S. Glazer Consulted with Judge Glazer on decisions and orders

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40. Criminal Issues

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  • Drafted Confidential Reports and Proposed Slip Opinions after researching and analyzing complex civil and criminal issues presented on appeal.
  • Conducted substantive research on civil and criminal issues and wrote opinions for Social Security Disability matters before the court.
  • Reviewed briefs submitted to the D.C. District Court on civil and criminal issues.
  • Performed legal research regarding property, bond & estate and criminal issues.
  • Conducted legal research on various civil and criminal issues.
  • Drafted orders on various civil & criminal issues.
  • Researched complex civil and criminal issues and drafted memoranda analyzing my findings.
  • Researched and drafted numerous bench memoranda concerning civil and criminal issues.
  • Researched directed appellate criminal issues and prepared detailed memoranda.
  • Drafted memoranda addressing Constitutional and criminal issues.
  • Researched and wrote memoranda on a variety of family and criminal issues including termination of parental rights and post- conviction relief.
  • Conducted extensive research and prepared legal memoranda for various civil and criminal issues involving the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.
  • Conducted research on various substantive and procedural criminal issues to include Florida's death penalty and felony murder rules.
  • Conducted legal research and drafted legal memoranda on a variety of civil and criminal issues.
  • Drafted bench memoranda on an assortment of civil and criminal issues before the court.
  • Researched and drafted legal memoranda on various criminal issues and observed court proceedings.
  • Researched and drafted memoranda on a wide range of civil and criminal issues.
  • Researched and wrote legal memoranda on criminal issues.
  • Drafted decisions on certiorari review on criminal issues.
  • Observed and assisted courtroom proceedings including voir dire and felony trials Conducted legal research on criminal issues assigned by the judge

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  • Conducted research to identify applicable laws and wrote memorandum on pending cases
  • Analyzed applicable laws and regulations to compose memos, briefs, and orders.
  • Reviewed and assessed summonses and researched applicable laws.
  • Research applicable laws for court cases.
  • Conducted legal research on applicable laws.
  • Incorporated applicable laws for judge s review of multijurisdictional disputes.

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  • Reviewed and motions for summary judgment and directed verdict in civil cases, consulted with staff attorneys on recommendations.
  • Prepared and revised opinions for the Court under direction of Staff Attorneys and Judges.
  • Discussed observations from the courtroom with the Judges and Staff Attorneys.
  • Worked closely with supervising staff attorneys in the civil division.
  • Participated in legal discussions with Judge and her staff attorneys.
  • Consulted with judge and staff attorneys on points of law.
  • Performed legal research for the Judge and Staff Attorneys.
  • Discussed cases with the Justice and her staff attorneys.
  • Researched and wrote memos for staff attorneys and Judges.
  • Worked closely with staff attorneys and central staff.
  • Edited and reviewed work completed by Staff Attorneys.
  • Organized memoranda for staff attorneys.
  • Conferred with magistrate judge and staff attorneys concerning legal questions, evidence presented during evidentiary hearings, and U.S.C.
  • Discussed decisions and legal reasoning with Judge Bluebond and her staff attorneys.
  • Discussed with the staff attorneys regarding their memoranda prior to short arguments.
  • Worked directly under the supervision of Justice Richman and full-time staff attorneys to research and prepare legal memoranda.
  • Presented weekly memoranda to the staff attorneys recommending the grant or denial of petitions for review.
  • Performed legal research and drafted documents as needed by Staff Attorneys or by Chief Justice Labarga.
  • Observed oral arguments and conferenced with Justice Duarte and staff attorneys on a various cases.
  • Prepared conference memoranda to support disposition of petitions for review Presented memoranda for weekly conferences with Justice Kennard and staff attorneys

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  • Drafted court orders on cases involving issues such as breach of contract, defamation, and other civil issues.
  • Perform legal research and writing on various civil issues to assist the Court s review of relevant legal questions.
  • Researched legal issues for upcoming judicial hearings regarding civil issues including contracts, employment, and procedure.
  • Participated in discussions regarding analysis of an accused's right to counsel and other civil issues.
  • Researched complex civil issues and wrote memos for superior court judges.
  • Perform research and draft opinions resolving substantive and procedural civil issues.
  • Conducted legal research on wide variety of civil issues.
  • Researched criminal and civil issues for an extensive caseload.
  • Observed hearings and trials; researched civil issues.
  • Researched criminal and civil issues and cases.
  • Researched various civil issues and drafted motions.
  • Included both criminal and civil issues.
  • Researched a variety of civil issues in preparation for participation during settlement conferences.
  • Researched criminal and civil issues of law on appeal; wrote legal memoranda for the court's Appellate Division.
  • Researched law and wrote bench memoranda on civil issues including dram shop liability in a wrongful death suit.
  • Helped draft and proofread decisions and performed legal research on civil issues related to a mortgage foreclosure.
  • Researched and drafted bench memoranda regarding criminal and civil issues including fraud, sentencing, and immigration.
  • Researched civil issues for Magistrates and Judges Drafted judicial opinions on various topics
  • Drafted memoranda and opinions on a variety of civil issues.
  • Researched civil issues, including personal injury cases, and drafted memoranda with recommendations for the Judge Observed criminal trials

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  • Conducted research and drafted judicial opinions on wide range of issues, including contract disputes, attorney ethics, landlord-tenant matters.
  • Observed hearings and trials and participated in discussions in chambers concerning Anti-SLAPP motions, contract disputes, and ADEA claims.
  • Conducted regulatory and legal research concerning Fair Housing Act (FHA) insured loans and contract disputes based on misrepresentation.
  • Conducted legal research; prepared draft opinions on motions concerning personal injury, products liability, and contract disputes.
  • Observed multiple stages of large-scale insurance litigation, contract disputes, personal injury suits, and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Researched legal questions and drafted orders in cases varying from personal injury claims to contract disputes.
  • Research included 30A, anti-SLAPP, contract disputes, and criminal motions to dismiss.
  • Mediated Special Civil Part matters including landlord-tentant claims and general contract disputes.
  • Researched and prepared memos on legal issues including class action cases, contract disputes, and sovereign immunity in police actions.
  • Researched, wrote memoranda, and edited opinions in cases involving securities fraud, contract disputes, and employment law.
  • Researched immigration, federal sentencing, ERISA, tort, antitrust, habeas corpus procedure, and contract disputes.
  • Assisted the Judge in mediations involving patents, trademarks, employment, and contract disputes.
  • Assisted with drafting opinions, particularly relating to employment disputes and civil contract disputes.
  • Attended trial proceedings involving commercial litigation, criminal sentencing, and contract disputes.
  • Performed legal research and drafted memoranda recommending judgments on matters including foreclosure, personal injury, labor law and contract disputes.
  • Researched legal issues and drafted memoranda of law analyzing contract disputes and appeals from administrative agency decisions.
  • Drafted memoranda detailing possible outcomes of matters involving serious injury, contract disputes, and foreclosures.
  • Researched and wrote memoranda on contract disputes for the Honorable Joseph Halbach.

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45. VII

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  • Conducted legal research regarding Title VII employment discrimination and administrative law.
  • Researched and drafted opinions on Title VII sex discrimination, section 1983 municipal liability, and unfair competition on the Internet
  • Researched laws, court decisions, and opinions related to Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Assisted law clerks in preparing drafts of proposed opinions in ERISA, Title VII, and other cases.
  • Conducted employment law research on Title VII, retaliatory discharge and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Examined case record to determine federal employer violations of Title VII and the American Disabilities Act.
  • Researched Title VII and prior case law concerning Federal Employment
  • Attended training sessions on Title VII, Rehabilitation Act, Harassment, Retaliation, and other federal EEO laws.
  • Analyzed appellate briefs, prepared memoranda, and participated in the mediation of Title VII and First Amendment issues.
  • Drafted dispositive orders in several Title VII cases.
  • Drafted opinions regarding Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, and 1983 claims.
  • Drafted memoranda order on Title VII and 1983 cases.

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46. Ineffective Assistance

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Here's how Ineffective Assistance is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Drafted opinion on motion to vacate judgment for ineffective assistance of counsel affecting immigration status.
  • Drafted ineffective assistance of counsel orders.
  • Conducted research and drafted a judicial decision involving a motion to set aside a conviction based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Drafted orders denying a motion to vacate judgment on the grounds of ineffective assistance of counsel and to seal arrest records.
  • Researched criminal law issues, including first and second-degree murder, conflicts of interest and ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Drafted three judicial orders in response to Motions to Correct Illegal Sentences and Motions for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.
  • Prepared memorandum on the issue of whether trial counsel's performance constituted ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Researched federal and state legal issues including ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, and admission of evidence.
  • Researched and drafted an Order on a 23-110 Motion, a motion for post-conviction relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
  • Drafted opinion for Shaheed v. U.S., an ineffective assistance of counsel appeal of a drug conviction
  • Summer 2010 Researched and wrote several memoranda circulated to panel judges on issues involving criminal law and ineffective assistance of counsel
  • Drafted an ineffective assistance of counsel claim and a sentencing appeal opinion.Drafted memoranda suggesting a possible rehearing.
  • Researched and drafted legal memoranda on a federal habeas corpus petition for ineffective assistance of counsel.

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47. Contract Law

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Here's how Contract Law is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Conducted extensive legal research concerning contract law and commercial transactions.
  • Conducted extensive legal research and writing on matters including landlord/tenant, leaseholds, building/city codes, property law and contract law.
  • Conducted legal research on various topics involving landlord-tenant issues, Yellowstone injunctions, contract law and the business judgment rule.
  • Researched and drafted decisions on issues ranging from contract law to attorney disqualification, improving practical legal writing skills.
  • Provided pro bono legal advice to local resident to solve their disputes concerning family law and contract law.
  • Worked with patent law, contract law, employment law and research for the Federal Rules Advisory Committee.
  • Performed legal research and wrote workups regarding patent law, civil procedure, and contract law matters.
  • Studied contract law, case research, case briefing, and the foundations of the legal language.
  • Analyzed and researched corporate and contract law, and practiced persuasive writing techniques with Judge Bernstein.
  • Researched contract law, observed oral arguments, conferences, and hearings.
  • Research topics included search and seizure law, contract law.
  • Conducted legal research, prepared memoranda of law, and drafted a decision involving procedural and contract law issues.
  • Drafted memoranda and judicial opinions on negligence, contract law, and criminal law.
  • Case law analyzed included criminal law, property law, and contract law.
  • Draft memoranda and judgments on civil cases involving torts and contract law.
  • Researched and drafted memoranda of law on tort and contract law.
  • Conducted trial preparations Conducted legal research and advised on complex Contract law issues Handled and organized Judge's docket
  • Drafted judicial opinions and bench memoranda, conducted legal research in contract law Observed various court proceedings

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48. Lexisnexis

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Here's how Lexisnexis is used in Judicial Internship jobs:
  • Conducted legal research using WestLaw and LexisNexis.
  • Used LexisNexis and print resources to research topics on divorce and child support.
  • Conducted legal research using secondary resources, Westlaw and LexisNexis databases.
  • Conducted legal research in tort law, contract law, and property law utilizing research databases such as LexisNexis and Westlaw.
  • Assisted law clerks in various tasks including editing memos and content specific research using Westlaw and LexisNexis.
  • Utilized the court law library, Westlaw and LexisNexis to perform legal research.
  • Performed legal research on Westlaw and LexisNexis for post conviction petitions.
  • Researched civil and criminal law on Westlaw and LexisNexis.
  • Conducted legal research on both Westlaw and LexisNexis.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Judicial Internship

Court Hearings

15.5%

Family Law

12.3%

Judicial Opinions

10.7%

Bench Memos

9.6%

Complex Legal Issues

6.6%

Legal Documents

6.2%

Oral Arguments

5.9%

Deposition Summaries

4.9%

Jury Instructions

4.2%

Civil Litigation

3.6%

Pre-Trial Motions

3.1%

Settlement Agreements

3.1%

Procedural Issues

2.6%

Habeas Corpus

2.1%

Trial Preparation

2.0%

Social Security

2.0%

Bench Memorandum

1.6%

Judicial Extern

1.5%

Federal Courts

1.5%

Voir Dire

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Judicial Internship

Rank Skill
1 Court Hearings 13.0%
2 Family Law 10.3%
3 Judicial Opinions 9.0%
4 Bench Memos 8.1%
5 Complex Legal Issues 5.6%
6 Legal Documents 5.2%
7 Oral Arguments 5.0%
8 Deposition Summaries 4.2%
9 Jury Instructions 3.5%
10 Civil Litigation 3.0%
11 Pre-Trial Motions 2.6%
12 Settlement Agreements 2.6%
13 Procedural Issues 2.2%
14 Habeas Corpus 1.7%
15 Trial Preparation 1.7%
16 Social Security 1.6%
17 Bench Memorandum 1.3%
18 Judicial Extern 1.3%
19 Federal Courts 1.2%
20 Voir Dire 0.9%
21 Child Support 0.9%
22 Personal Injury Cases 0.9%
23 Evidentiary Hearings 0.9%
24 Honorable Judge 0.8%
25 Civil Rights 0.8%
26 Employment Discrimination 0.8%
27 Pending Cases 0.8%
28 Legal Memorandum 0.7%
29 Domestic Violence 0.7%
30 Medical Malpractice 0.7%
31 Legal Analysis 0.6%
32 Administrative Law 0.6%
33 Criminal Proceedings 0.6%
34 Legal Opinions 0.6%
35 Child Custody 0.5%
36 Status Conferences 0.5%
37 Appellate Briefs 0.5%
38 Justices 0.5%
39 Judicial Proceedings 0.4%
40 Criminal Issues 0.4%
41 Applicable Laws 0.4%
42 Staff Attorneys 0.4%
43 Civil Issues 0.4%
44 Contract Disputes 0.4%
45 VII 0.4%
46 Ineffective Assistance 0.3%
47 Contract Law 0.3%
48 Lexisnexis 0.3%
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