Summer judicial internships are a great way for law students to gain valuable real-life experience in the field.
The pandemic has created opportunities for organizations, like the Georgia Latino Law Foundation, to develop unique ways of addressing the need for these interships.
On June 8th, Natalie deLatour started her virtual summer internship as Chief State Court Judge T. Russell McClelland's virtual law clerk. Natalie is part of an initiative organized by the Georgia Latino Law Foundation for second year law students whose summer law firm positions fell through due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working with Judge McClelland will give Natalie an opportunity to work in a virtual capacity with a judicial office and experience how the court system operates while gaining substantive legal experience under the supervision of a judge.
Knox Allen, a Forsyth County native and 3rd year law student at Mercer University this fall, is also interning at the Forsyth County Courthouse this summer. He will work closely with State Court Judge Abernathy-Maddox, performing a wide range of duties while gaining practical legal experience and familiarity with court operations.
Working closely with Superior Court Judge Philip C. Smith, Nathan Casian-Lakos, like Natalie, joins us as part of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation Summer Intern Program. He is a rising 2L at Emory University School of Law and has an undergraduate degree in English from Ohio State University.
We hope you all gain a lot of valuable experience from your time with us!