DPD interns: A summer of epic victories, hard-fought losses and many hours in the courtroom 

Crossposted from For the Defense 

The Department of Public Defense is saying goodbye this week and next to its 20 interns, thoughtful and dedicated law students who experienced both epic trial victories and hard-fought losses during their 10 weeks at DPD. 

They worked in nearly every case area DPD handles; put forward excellent release arguments, writs, and motions; researched complex legal issues, and wrote thoughtful legal memos. They spent time together at trainings, shared lunches where they heard from others in the field of public defense, and were mentored by several excellent attorneys. 

In interviews with a handful of them during their last few days at the department, they talked about what these 10 weeks have meant to them – what they enjoyed, what was hard, and their thoughts about the legal system as they approach their final year of law school. Here are a few highlights. 

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