The Professional Development Office (PDO) is the Division's training office. PDO develops training programs for attorneys and other staff in a number of areas, including electronic discovery issues, advocacy skills, and litigation practice.
The Division's E-Discovery Coordinator is seeking one or two law students to assist with legal research and development of training materials on a wide variety of electronic discovery issues. You will write legal research memoranda and update existing case outlines on e-discovery issues such as discoverability of social media, use of clawback agreements, Federal Rule of Evidence 502, and the scope of litigation holds in specific types of civil rights cases. In addition, you will help develop e-discovery training materials and will be invited to observe meetings of the Division's E-Discovery Working Group. The E-Discovery Coordinator also serves as Deputy Director of the Division's Professional Development Office. Therefore, you will work in the PDO and may be asked to assist with other training programs, including deposition skills, public presentations, and negotiations. Strong research and writing skills are essential. For school-year internships, you must commit to work for a minimum of 8 hours per week for at least six weeks. For summer internships, you must commit to work for a minimum of 16 hours per week for at least six weeks.