Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Appellate Division

SITE DESCRIPTION The Appellate Division of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council represents indigent defendants on criminal appeals. Externs will partner with experienced appellate attorneys to review trial court records, analyze legal issues, draft pleadings, and attend court proceedings in actual criminal cases from the motion to new trial level through direct appeal. Students will… Read more »

City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender

SITE DESCRIPTION The City of Atlanta Office of the Public Defender provides constitutionally mandated criminal defense to indigent defendants accused of violating legislatively authorized state level misdemeanors, DUI and other traffic offenses, and Atlanta city ordinance and quality of life crimes, including: disorderly conduct, code enforcement and housing code violations, zoning and environmental offenses, animal… Read more »

Dekalb County Public Defender, Litigation

SITE DESCRIPTION Our office is responsible for representing all indigent people who have been accused of juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony crimes in DeKalb County, Georgia. Our downtown Decatur office begins representing indigent clients at the time of their arrest and continues this representation through final disposition of their case, including any appeals. This is a… Read more »

Dekalb County Public Defender, Appellate

SITE DESCRIPTION Criminal procedure and evidence is helpful and may be taken concurrently with the externship. Interns will work in the appellate division under the supervision of a Senior Assistant Public Defender. Students will summarize and analyze trial transcripts, research appellate issues, and draft legal memoranda and/or briefs in cases pending before the Georgia Court… Read more »

Southern Center for Human Rights

SITE DESCRIPTION The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)’s internship program provides students with hands-on training in all areas of capital and civil rights litigation and advocacy. Externs assist staff attorneys in all aspects of our work. Externs should expect to do several of the following tasks while they are at the Center: conduct legal… Read more »

Georgia Innocence Project

SITE DESCRIPTION Students will work at the Georgia Innocence Project under the supervision of the Executive Director. The Georgia Innocence Project is a non-profit organization. The project reviews post-conviction cases, using new DNA technology and other scientific methods, to determine if inmates in Georgia have been wrongly convicted. This position offers students interested in criminal… Read more »

Georgia Justice Project

SITE DESCRIPTION Students will work at the Georgia Justice Project (GJP) office in the Old Fourth Ward near the King Center.  With over 25 years of experience, GJP has pioneered something unique – legal services combined with social services and employment support for the neediest among us, poor people.  Externs work side by side with our… Read more »

Federal Defender Program

SITE DESCRIPTION The Federal Defender Program provides representation to indigent criminal defendants in Federal Court. The Federal Defender also represents some death-row inmates challenging their convictions and/or sentences in federal habeas corpus litigation. Students working with the Federal Defender program will help in drafting documents, motions and briefs in U.S. District Court, the Court of… Read more »