INTERNSHIP - SPRING/SUMMER TERM - NOT FOR MIAMI DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORS ACADEMIC INTERNSHIPS

Division: Volunteer / Intern
Salary: $0.00 NA
Position Type: INTERN
Funding: VOLINT Funded
Occupation Code: Intern
Working Title: INTERNSHIP SPRING/SUMMER TERM

Description

Performs various administrative and clerkship duties for the assigned department. Frequently contacts are made with judges, Clerk of the Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts, State Attorney, Public Defender, private attorneys, law clerks, state and local law enforcement, witnesses, bailiffs, criminal justices, social service professionals and the general public. Work is often of a sensitive and confidential nature. The Volunteer/Intern must observe high standards of conduct. Work requires independent judgment and is performed under the general supervision of a Judge or Attorney.

Responsibilities

 
  • Managing the Judge’s court and professional calendar coordinating and scheduling motions, pretrial hearings, trials, conferences, and committee meetings; maintaining trial dockets, continuances and trial orders; assisting attorneys with procedures on filing motions and hearing dates.
  • Provides organizational support for the judge’s caseload, including preparing orders, docketing
  • jury instructions and a list of pending cases; ordering jurors; and coordinating in-house services, such as interpreters.
  • Reviews case files for accuracy, format compliance and completeness before scheduled hearings.
  • Acts as the Judge’s liaison to assist and inform litigants, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and witnesses concerning court procedure and policy.
  • Screens telephone calls and visitors to the judge’s office; provides information, resolves issues, directs caller/visitor to proper personnel or agency, or takes messages.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks such as reviewing, distributing and responding to incoming mail; performing data entry, ordering office supplies, maintaining files/records, faxing or photocopying.
  • Composes and/or edits correspondence, memorandum, directives, notices, orders, e-mails, and other documents observing strict confidentiality.
  • Researches information on hearing dates for other agencies; prepares notices of hearings for cases put on the calendar by the judge.
  • Interacts with attorneys and litigants and their family members to resolve problems such as scheduling conflicts or other case-related issues.
  • May conduct limited case law research using an electronic database such as LexisNexis.
  • Performs related work as required

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds or more. Position may require significant amount of standing, lifting, siting down and walking.

Communication

Must speak English.  Some positions may require a second language.

Supplemental Questions

 
QAre you interested in working with the Civil Division?
QAre you interested in working with the Criminal Division?
QAre you interested in working with the Family Court Services Division?
QAre you interested in working with the Family Division?
QAre you interested in working with the Probate Division?
QAre you interested in working with the Unified Children's Court Division?