Douglas K Wilson, Colorado State Public Defender

Office of the Colorado State Public Defender

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Certified Legal Interns

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 Act. 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 Act 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.


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