DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

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DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby gdin » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:20 pm

I was offered a judicial internship at the DC Superior Court for the summer. I also have the option of studying abroad for a month and then working at a Florida Circuit Court. WHich would be better?

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby Pearalegal » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:24 pm

As a DC paralegal...DC Superior Court makes me want to punch myself in the face every single time I have to go there. Seriously, its awful.

I'd imagine this has absolutely nothing to do with the people you'd work with or the duties you'd do but...oh god I hate them. I hate them so much.

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby gdin » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:25 pm

what would look better to employers in the long run

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby nealric » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:22 pm

what would look better to employers in the long run


Where do you plan on practicing? Employers would prefer to see familiarity with the jurisdiction you will be working in.

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:24 pm

probably in the ne but i wasnt sure if it mattered for 1L summer

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:26 pm

nealric wrote:
what would look better to employers in the long run


Where do you plan on practicing? Employers would prefer to see familiarity with the jurisdiction you will be working in.


Isnt dc superior court like any city's traffic court. i.e. zero prestige at all

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:28 pm

its not as high as district court but its not a low court

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby nealric » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:29 pm


Isnt dc superior court like any city's traffic court. i.e. zero prestige at all


Not necessarily. But they do quite a bit of personal injury type stuff. Not too much prestige. But a clerkship there wouldn't hurt for someone looking to do PI work in DC. For a 1L just looking for a summer internship, it probably doesn't matter at all.
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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby gdin » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:30 pm

so would fl circuit court be just as good for summer?

i just want to know if i should take DC or just go abroad and do FL if that is possible

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby Anonymous Loser » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:04 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:Isnt dc superior court like any city's traffic court. i.e. zero prestige at all


Anonymous User wrote:its not as high as district court but its not a low court


Both courts being considered are courts of general jurisdiction, and are essentially equivalent as far as subject matter is concerned.

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby gdin » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:06 pm

so neither looks better or worse for resume?

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Re: DC Superior Court v. Florida Circuit Court

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:07 pm

^ the girls are better looking in florida. thongs on the beach > pant suits in and around the beltway




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