LAW CLERK PROGRAM
The DuPage County State’s Attorney,
on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois, prosecutes all violations of
the criminal code that have occurred within the County. He also
provides legal advice to the County government and its elected officials,
brings suit on behalf of the County whenever deemed necessary, and defends the
County when it is sued. These duties are undertaken through the
staff of the Office that is comprised of over 80 Assistant State’s Attorney, 18
sworn criminal investigators and the professional support staff.
mission of the DuPage County State’s Attorney Office is to provide equal
justice to all in accordance with the law through seeking justice in each
individual case. Additionally, as the County government’s legal
representative, the Office seeks to preserve and advocate the interests of
DuPage County, as expressed by the elected heads of government, in a manner
that lawfully and ethically preserves the best interests of the County.
It has been the long-standing tradition and policy of our office to provide
law clerk and internship/externship opportunities to qualified law students.
Each semester, and during the summer, our office selects a number of applicants
to experience life as a prosecutor with real in-court experience.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The primary objective of the law clerk and
internship/externship program is to enhance a law student’s legal development
and training. The program is available to all students,
particularly those who seek an opportunity to expand their legal knowledge and
experience in the public sector, including criminal justice and governmental
services. The program is available during the summer as well as
fall and spring semesters of the school year. The program may be
available for volunteers as well as those enrolled in a clinical intern or
extern program through their school.
The program is under the general
supervision of the Supervisor of Appeals. Every program
participant is monitored by an experienced lawyer with the goal of providing a
meaningful experience through observation and direct participation in
activities of the State’s Attorney’s Office.
NOTE: We are currently accepting
applications for the Summer 2014 term.