Douglas K Wilson, Colorado State Public Defender

Office of the Colorado State Public Defender

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Certified Legal Interns
The Colorado Public Defender will be interviewing for paid post-2L certified summer intern positions at the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Arlington, VA, on October 23 and October 24, 2015. Applications should be submitted by September 14, 2015, via the Equal Justice Works web site:
Applying to become a Certified Legal Intern
We are currently accepting applications for paid post-2L intern positions for the summer of 2016. If you are interested in applying, please send your cover letter and resume to Carol Gutierrez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The deadline for resume submission is September 24, 2015

The Colorado State Public Defender offers paid, unpaid and for-credit internships for law students who have completed their second year at an accredited law school and are eligible for certification under Colorado’s student practice rule. The requirements for certification are set out in Colo. RCP 205.7. After a week of rigorous training, certified interns are assigned a caseload of misdemeanor and traffic cases. A student practice rule intern prepares cases outside of court and conducts pre-trial hearings and jury trials. This demanding internship is an extraordinary opportunity to receive intensive courtroom advocacy experience.


The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation or religion; nor does it discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee with a disability capable of performing the duties of his or her position.

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