Chief Justice Canady Speaks with Law Student Interns at Polk County Courthouse

On May 31, Chief Justice Canady spoke with law student interns at the Polk County Courthouse. This is the sixth year the Tenth Judicial Circuit has offered law students the opportunity to participate in this observation-based internship program. The program began Tuesday, May 29, 2018, and ended Friday, June 15, 2018. The interns observed firsthand the workings of the judiciary, with emphasis on County Court, and have the opportunity to learn of the many practice areas available to those pursuing a career in the law. Participants observed small claims; county civil and county/felony criminal hearings and trials; first appearance hearings; street and jail arraignments; pretrial conferences; and jury trials. Participants also had the opportunity to tour the Courthouse, the County Jail and the Polk County Sheriff’s Command Center, while meeting with personnel from the State Attorney’s office, the Public Defender’s office, the County Attorney’s office, the Sheriff’s legal office, private-practice attorneys, mediators, special masters and law clerks.

Source: County Judge Robert G. Fegers