The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County accepts applications for internships and externships on a rolling basis for fall and spring semesters (part-time) and summers (full-time). These are unpaid and course credit depends on the individual law school policy.

Externs and interns are usually assigned to our District Court Bureau which handles misdemeanor cases. Externs will sometimes assist our County Court attorneys who represent clients charged with felonies.

Externs work on a daily basis with our staff attorneys. Their duties will include interviewing clients and family members, attending court conferences, legal research and writing, field investigations, and assisting attorneys during pre-trial hearings and at trial.

The program is designed to provide law students with hands-on practical experience in the criminal justice system.


This page last updated on:

March 26, 2019



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