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“John Marshall’s externship program offers quality field placements that develop professional and practical skills while ensuring  successful and meaningful on-the-job performance.” Paul Nam, Graduate (’12)

Externship - Approved Placements

Cobb County District Attorney's Office

Placement Description:

The mission of the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office is to prosecute professionally all felony crimes on behalf of the citizens of Cobb County and the State of Georgia.

Description of Student Work:

Law Interns- Trial Division

Criminal Prosecution Externship/Internship  (Student Prosecutors)

The Trial Division of the District Attorney’s Office handles all pretrial and trial matters of indicted and accused felony cases.  This includes arraignments, motions hearing, and trials.  Additionally, this division handles the accusation/indictment phase of most cases.

The Trial Division Assistant District Attorneys are some of the most notable prosecutors in the State and, in some cases, the nation. Student Prosecutors are assigned to work with a trial team of two Assistant District Attorneys, and investigator, a victim advocate, and a legal assistant.  Student Prosecutors will also work closely with victims, civilian witnesses, police officers, courtroom staff, and other Student Prosecutors.  The Trial program will prepare you for courtroom work.  Whether arguing motions or conducting trials, confidence and experience are essential qualities acquired over time.  As a Student Prosecutor, you will be allowed to handle all aspects of the job that the trial attorneys perform daily.  The only limits on your experience will be your work ethic and effort.

To participate in a trial internship, you must have completed your second year of law school and meet the requirements for the third year practice under Georgia law.

For more information please, contact Assistant District Attorney Jason Samuels at: jason.samuels@cobbcounty.org

Law Interns-Appellate

The Appellate Division is primarily responsible for all appeals and other post-trial matters in cases prosecuted by our office.  Appellate interns work closely with the attorneys in the division, preparing appellate briefs and handling other matters that come into our division.  Interns of the Appellate division must be currently enrolled in law school.  To apply for our internship, submit a resume and writing sample.

For more information, contact Assistant District Attorney Amelia Pray at: amelia.pray@cobbcounty.org

Student Preference:

2L’s, 3L’s, and students eligible for  3rd year practice

Course or Other Requirements:

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence

Semester Participation:

Summer, Fall & Spring

Contact:

Mr. Jason Samuels, Assistant District Attorney

jason.samuels@cobbcounty.org

Location

70 Haynes Street

Marietta, GA 30090

Phone: (770) 528-3080

Website: www.cobbcountyga.gov