Probate and Family Court in the Common Wealth of Massachusetts is currently seeking applications for summer internships.
About the Probate and Family Court Department
The Probate and Family Court Department’s mission is to deliver timely justice to the public by providing equal access to a fair, equitable, and efficient forum to solve family and probate legal matters and to help and protect all individuals, families, and children impartially and respectfully. The Probate and Family Court Department has jurisdiction over family-related and probate matters, such as divorce, paternity, child support, custody, parenting time, adoption, ending parental rights, abuse prevention, wills, estates, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and name changes. The court has 14 divisions.
About the Opportunity
The intern, under the supervision and guidance of the Administrative Office of the Probate and Family Court, will assist with analyzing and researching legal issues for the justices of the Fiduciary Litigation Session.
Number of Vacancies
Roles and Responsibilities of the Intern
The intern’s primary duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Research and analyze issues of law, particularly those related to probate, estate, and trust matters
- Draft research memoranda
- Assist with preparing orders, judgments, and memoranda of decision
- Attend court sessions
- Assist with organizing case files and perform other case processing duties
- Enrolled in and completion of 1L or 2L year in an accredited law school
- Excellent legal research and writing skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer software
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Demonstrated interest in probate and trust law is preferred, such as completion of a trusts and estates law course, including a basic understanding of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) and/or the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code (MUTC)
The salary is $24.00 per hour up to 37.5-hour workweek
How to Apply?
All applicants must apply directly through the trial court employment page linked below.
The intern will be primarily located in the Norfolk Division of the Probate and Family Court but may be asked to travel to the Marlborough District Court as needed.