2017 City of Atlanta Law Department Summer Associate Program

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Description: The City of Atlanta’s Law Department plans to host two to four law students for a nine (9) week summer program during the summer of 2017. Summer Associates will have the opportunity to spend approximately three (3) weeks in three (3) of the Law Department’s practice groups – Watershed Management, Finance and Infrastructure, Litigation and Employment and Aviation. Summer Associates will have the opportunity to complete substantive work assignments related to municipal law practice (i.e. conducting legal research, drafting and reviewing basic legal correspondence and agreements and providing legal analysis) and will also observe various court appearances, board meetings and City Council meetings.

Compensation: Volunteer
Dates: June 5, 2017 – August 1, 2017 (9 weeks)
Application Procedure: Please send a cover letter, resume and a list of the top three (3) practice group preferences to:
Keisha Burnette, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Patrick McShane, Senior Assistant City Attorney
City of Atlanta Department of Law
City Hall Tower, Suite 4100
68 Mitchell Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3520

Or email application materials to: kburnette@atlantaga.gov and mpmcshane@atlantaga.gov
Application Dates: Cover letters and resumes must be received by March 1, 2017.
Eligibility: 1L, 2L and Alum

Interviews: Interviews will take place in the Law Department offices in Atlanta City Hall in March 2017.
The City of Atlanta will also conduct interviews at the Georgia State University College of Law Public Sector Career Fair on Friday, February 24, 2017. Please visit the Georgia State University College of Law website for information regarding the Public Sector Career Fair submission requirements.



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