Tanicius wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Why doe SF PD allow its interns to speak on the record but assigns its post-bars to the research unit? Also what kind of people do the volunteer attorney program? Who can afford to live in SF and work for free? I'm guessing they get fellowship funding or something?
Most offices do things this way. I honestly don't understand why post-bars are given that type of work, when it seems to be both a better learning opportunity to let them do more substantive work, as well as a weight off the shoulders of overworked misdo attorneys.
That just doesn't make sense. Any law student can write motions and research. How are they going to distinguish post-bar candidates when they hire volunteer attorneys (or for other offices, entry level attorneys). I'm guessing the interview must be intense/test for these skills? The only other CA offices I know that has post-bars doing research are Riverside & LA. Don't think it's that common, at least in CA.