The Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen established a special Winter break legal internship program for college students and Law Students. Volunteer students will have the opportunity to work in a busy law office and work with real clients.
This is an in office law office internship, not virtual.
Students interested in a career in law can obtain knowledge and experience in law office procedures, preparing legal correspondence, and assisting clients. For the Winter/ Christmas program selected interns must work 30 hours per week for 3 weeks minimum. 3rd & 4th year students preferred.
Interested students must mail or fax a cover letter indicating the internship they are applying for and resume. If no personal cover letter by student, the resume will not be considered. Emails not accepted. After sending the resume and cover letter, call the office.
Details on internships at http://www.njlaws.com/intern.html
1. WORK ON LITIGATION MATTERS
-ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND WITNESS CONTACTS
-CONTACT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS TO REQUEST DISCOVERY
2. WORK ON CRIMINAL, MUNICIPAL COURT AND PUBLIC DEFENDER CASES
-CONTACT MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR TO OBTAIN DISCOVERY
-CONTACTS WITH COURT AND COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
-PREPARE DISCOVERY DEMANDS
-EVIDENCE REVIEW AND ORGANIZATION
-PREPARATION FOR TRIAL AND ATTEND HEARINGS
-watch Interviews with Clients facing charges in Municipal Court including Drug Possession, Drunk Driving, Assault, Driving While Suspended and other criminal and traffic offenses
-Make demands for Discovery on Prosecutor and review police reports
-Attend hearings and learn from experienced trial attorneys
-Prepare Motions to Suppress Evidence and Motions to Compel Discovery
-Conduct appropriate Legal research
-Acquire skills in Criminal Law and Procedure by active participation
-Participate in Public Relations activities and help organize seminars
-Update Lists of Prosecutors, Judges and Attorneys for publication of NJ Municipal Court Law Review
-Revise criminal and traffic law Articles and submit to Law Journals and criminal law websites and blogs.
3. WILLS & PROBATE PRACTICE
– ACT AS FORMAL WITNESS TO WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS
-PUBLICIZE WILL SEMINARS AND ATTEND PROGRAMS FREE OF CHARGE
4 WORK ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND MARKETINGincluding submitting articles to legal websites and search engines
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience as a volunteer intern and learn New Jersey Practice and Procedure. Build your resume and obtain marketable skills. Longer hours or weeks permitted. On Wednesday night and Friday morning, we work on Public Defender cases. Volunteer to help indigent people charged with criminal and motor vehicle offenses of magnitude. In additional to time in court, you will be given research assignments. You can work more hours if you want. Help people less fortunate than you who are down on their luck.
You will help handle a client’s file and learn details on running a successful law practice. We sponsor a statewide website with information on litigation, personal injury, criminal and probate matters. It is helpful if applicants have some familiarity with HTML programming, web page design and maintenance and Internet technology. If you can update a website, please indicate so in the first paragraph of your cover letter. This office is committed to excellence and service to clients and the community. Applicants must have attention to detail. Included in activities is to help translate webpages and add to web logs.
Very truly yours,
KENNETH VERCAMMEN, Managing Attorney
Interested students must Mail or fax cover letter andresume. Do not email.
Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC
2053 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817
PHONE 732-572-0500 (Fax) 732-572-0030
[1.6 miles from Edison Train station]
For additional information on the Law Office, please visit the website at www.njlaws.com
About Mentor Program Director: Kenneth Vercammenis an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney. Mr. Vercammen has published 125 articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, traffic, DWI, probate, estate planning, and litigation topics. He wrote the American Bar Association’s book Criminal Law Forms” He often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association.
Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the =and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor’s Association. He is the past chair of the NJ State Bar Association Municipal Court Section and is the Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Law committee, GP Division.
He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published by New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. As the Editor in Chief of the New Jersey Municipal Court Law Review. Mr. Vercammen is also a recipient of the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award.
In his private practice, he has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation for trial of litigated matters. He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey several times each week on Criminal personal injury matters, Municipal Court trials, and contested Probate hearings. He serves as the Editor of the popular legal websites www.njlaws.comand www.BeNotGuilty.com
He has served as a Special Acting Prosecutor in nine different cities and towns in New Jersey and also successfully handled over One thousand Municipal Court and Superior Court matters in the past 25 years. Kenneth Vercammen was included in the 2017 “Super Lawyers” list published by Thomson Reuters. He was a member of the Law Review and top 10% law school grad.