Closing Date: 31st May, 2023
Definition & Distinguishing Characteristics
The Colusa County District Attorney's Office is offering a paid summer internship opportunity for an individual seeking to gain practical knowledge and skills in the field of law. During this summer internship, the Legal Intern will have the opportunity to engage in professional legal work, assisting in the preparation and handling of criminal cases in the courts.
There is one paid internship available during the summer (June, July, August), with up to 28 hours per week.
Supervision & Examples of Duties
Examples of Duties: Duties May Include, But Are Not Limited To, the Following:
- Assist in reviewing crime reports filed by arresting officers or complainants, examining evidence, and interviewing witnesses.
- Research and analyze legal principles, criminal laws, and trial procedures, including the rules of evidence.
- Support in the preparation of briefs, legal opinions, and pleadings for various legal proceedings.
- Participate in the coordination of activities with other departments and law enforcement agencies.
- Attend court sessions, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, and trials, under the supervision of higher-level attorneys.
- Aid in the securing of evidence and conducting investigations, as directed.
- Maintain accurate documentation and prepare necessary paperwork related to legal cases.
- Either has a Juris Doctorate (JD) or is currently pursuing a JD. Must have finished at least one year of law school, and be capable of achieving Certified Law Student status prior to beginning of employment (taken Evidence).
- Knowledge of Legal principles, criminal and civil law, and legal research methodologies.
- Familiarity with trial procedures, including rules of evidence and courtroom protocols.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills for the evaluation of criminal complaints.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a professional environment.
- Proficiency in using legal research tools and computer applications.
- Ethical conduct and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
Note: This position is for educational and experiential purposes only and does not require membership in the State Bar of California.
The County of Colusa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Colusa County encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
All Colusa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Note: Resumes are encouraged to be an attached e-file, but may not be a substitute for any part of the official application. The online application must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.
The information contained in this job bulletin is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.
Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.