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Mccarthy and Flanagan

John McCarthy Presents Certificate Of Recognition And Appreciation
To Outstanding Law Clerk/Web Designer James Flanagan

 

RULE 19 PROGRAM

Our office is proud to participate in the Rule 19 Program. This program provides eligible law students with a rigorous and intensive exposure to criminal prosecution practice through a combination of actual trial practice and classroom work. Students are assigned to work with an assistant state's attorney in our office, where they prosecute criminal cases in the circuit and district courts.

After a short orientation, students are given a docket of cases for which they are responsible. Under the supervision of an assistant state's attorney, the students engage in plea bargain negotiations and try criminal prosecutions before the court or, in some cases, before a jury.

In addition, students have many opportunities to evaluate different styles of lawyering by watching criminal trial lawyers in action. To supplement and refine their practice experience, students attend a weekly class, taught by our Deputy State's Attorney Laura Chase, in which they discuss their pending cases and what they have encountered in court.

 

 

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