Supreme Judicial Court judicial internship opportunities for fall and summer
Opportunities for unpaid judicial internships with the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) are available in the summer and fall to law school students who have completed one or two years of coursework (two years is preferable). Applicants should demonstrate superior academic achievement, an ability to work independently, and an interest in legal research and writing. Applicants must also be available to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
The SJC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons from all backgrounds to apply.
Law school students who are interested in an internship may apply by submitting one set of the following materials:
- Cover letter
- Law school transcript
- A brief writing sample (5-8 pages)
Application materials should be submitted to email@example.com. The subject line should state, "Internship Application," and students should indicate whether they are applying for the summer or fall semester.
Summer 2022 Internship: The application period for a summer 2022 internship opened on Feb. 1 and will close at 5 p.m. on Feb. 25.
Fall Semester 2022 Internship: The application period for a fall semester 2022 internship opened on Feb. 1 and will close at 5 p.m. on March 1, 2022.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so students are encouraged to submit their materials early in the application period. Interviews will be conducted by individual judges who are interested in hiring particular internship candidates.
Law schools offering academic credits or stipends for judicial internships may have different timelines and procedures for the submission of application materials to the law school. Applicants should contact their internship coordinators about the submission of their materials to the SJC. Students at Northeastern University School of Law should continue to follow their co-op calendar.
Due to the current pandemic, these internships may be remote.
CPCS seeks nominations for Annual Awards
The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is seeking nominations for its Annual Awards, which recognize the work of individuals who dedicate their careers to overcoming injustice, and championing the cause of zealous representation and effective assistance of counsel.
Award categories include the Jane Addams Award for Outstanding Social Service Accomplishments, Jay D. Blitzman Award for Youth Advocacy, Willie J. Davis and Edward J. Duggan Award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Advocacy, Carol A. Donovan Award for Exceptional Advocacy, Paul J. Liacos Mental Health Advocacy Award, Thurgood Marshall Award, Teresa McParland Award for Operational Excellence, Maura Mellen Administrative Professional Award, Maria Souto–Armand Goyette Investigator Award, Margaret Winchester Award for Child Welfare Advocacy, CPCS Community Leadership Award, and the Emerging Defender Award.
All nominations should be submitted to Ms. Denise Simonini, Executive Assistant to the Chief Counsel, Committee for Public Counsel Services, 75 Federal Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, by fax to 617-988-8495, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must be submitted no later than March 1, 2022. All nominations must include a written explanation of why the nominee should be honored. View the award descriptions at https://www.publiccounsel.net/cpcs-awards/.
U.S. Court of Appeals seeks comments on proposed amendments to Local Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has issued a notice of proposed amendments to the following Local Rules:
Public comments on the amendments should be submitted by March 7, 2022, and addressed to: Office of the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02210.
USDC server maintenance scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5
The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts’ Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) servers will be taken offline on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 6 a.m., for scheduled server maintenance for an estimated three hours. This will affect PACER access.
To contact the court, visit https://www.mad.uscourts.gov/general/contact-us.htm.