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Kenneth Vercammen & Associates
A Law Office with Experienced Attorneys for Your New Jersey Legal Needs

2053 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison NJ 08817
732-572-0500
1-800-655-2977

Personal Injury and Criminal
on Weekends 732-261-4005

Law Office Volunteer Internships in Edison, NJ

The Law Clerk Mentor/Internship Program is now in its 14th year. Our volunteer students have learned while working in a busy law office and dealing with real clients. Students obtain experience in law office procedures, preparing legal correspondence, and assisting clients.

Program lasts 12 weeks. Minimum time commitment September- May is 10 hours her week.

Minimum Volunteer time commitment in summer- 18 hours per week. For summer program, seniors only who have GPA of 3.0 or higher, or have already graduated 4 year college.

Interested students must mail or fax a cover letter indicating the internship they are applying for and resume.

1. WORK ON   LITIGATION MATTERS

     -ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND WITNESS CONTACTS

     - EVIDENCE REVIEW

     -CONTACT DEFENSE ATTORNEYS TO REQUEST DISCOVERY

      

2. WORK ON CRIMINAL, MUNICIPAL COURT AND PUBLIC DEFENDER CASES

     - CONTACT MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR TO OBTAIN DISCOVERY

     -CONTACTS WITH COURT AND COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE

     -PREPARE DISCOVERY DEMANDS    

     -EVIDENCE REVIEW AND ORGANIZATION

     -PREPARATION FOR TRIAL AND ATTEND HEARINGS

-watch Interviews with Clients facing charges in Municipal Court including Drug Possession, Drunk Driving, Assault, Driving While Suspended and other criminal and traffic offenses

 

-Make demands for Discovery on Prosecutor and review police reports

-Attend hearings and learn from experienced trial attorneys

 

-Prepare Motions to Suppress Evidence and Motions to Compel Discovery

-Conduct appropriate Legal research

-Acquire skills in Criminal Law and Procedure by active participation

-Participate in Public Relations activities and help organize seminars

- Update Lists of Prosecutors, Judges and Attorneys for publication of

    NJ Municipal Court Law Review

- Revise criminal and traffic law Articles and submit to Law Journals and criminal law websites and blogs.

 

 

3.  WILLS & PROBATE PRACTICE

     - ACT AS FORMAL WITNESS TO WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS

     -PUBLICIZE WILL SEMINARS AND ATTEND PROGRAMS FREE OF CHARGE

4  -WORK ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND MARKETING including submitting articles to legal websites and search engines

           

            This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience as a volunteer intern and learn New Jersey Practice and Procedure. Build your resume and obtain marketable skills.  Longer hours or weeks permitted. On Wednesday night and Friday morning, we work on Public Defender cases. Volunteer to help indigent people charged with criminal and motor vehicle offenses of magnitude. In additional to time in court, you will be given research assignments. You can work more hours if you want.  Help people less fortunate than you who are down on their luck.

          You will handle a client's file and learn details on running a successful law practice. This will not be a brief writing and photocopying clerkship. For additional information on the Law Office, please visit the website at www.njlaws.com     

         Mail or fax cover letter and resume. Do not email.

       You will help handle a client's file and learn details on running a successful law practice.  We sponsor a statewide website with information on litigation, personal injury, criminal and probate matters. It is helpful if applicants have some familiarity with HTML programming, web page design and maintenance and Internet technology. If you can update a website, please indicate so in the first paragraph of your cover letter. This office is committed to excellence and service to clients and the community. Applicants must have attention to detail. Included in activities is to help translate webpages and add to web logs.

 

         Students interested in a career in law obtain experience in law office procedures, preparing legal correspondence, and assisting clients.   

          

                                                        Very truly yours,

 

                                                  KENNETH VERCAMMEN, Managing Attorney

 

         Mail or fax cover letter and resume. Do not email.

Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC

2053 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ 08817

PHONE 732-572-0500           (Fax)  732-572-0030

[near Rt 287 and the NJ Turnpike]

          METUCHEN PUBLIC DEFENDER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

 

         At the request of several placement offices, we have established the volunteer Metuchen Public Defender Volunteer Internships Program. We also have the Law Office Internship Program for persons at my private law office for students who are not able to participate in the Public Defender program.

 

         The Public Defenders provide Indigent individuals charged with criminal or serious motor vehicle charges with free or limited cost legal defense. The Public Defender of Metuchen invites students interested in attending law school or a career in law enforcement to apply to serve as volunteer interns. Volunteer Law Clerk interns will attend Wednesday evening and occasional Friday morning court sessions.

 

Volunteer Internship Description:

 

-Interview Clients facing charges in Municipal Court including Drug Possession, Drunk Driving, Assault, Driving While Suspended and other criminal and traffic offenses

 

-Make demands for Discovery on Prosecutor and review police reports

-Attend hearings and learn from experienced trial attorneys

 

-Prepare Motions to Suppress Evidence and Motions to Compel Discovery

-Conduct appropriate Legal research

-Acquire skills in Criminal Law and Procedure by active participation

-Participate in Public Relations activities and help organize seminars

- Update Lists of Prosecutors, Judges and Attorneys for publication of

    NJ Municipal Court Law Review

- Revise criminal and traffic law Articles and submit to Law Journals and criminal law websites.

        Volunteer to help indigent people charged with criminal and motor vehicle offenses of magnitude. In additional to time in court, you will be given research assignments. You can work more hours if you want. Help people less fortunate than you who are down on their luck.

 

          When I was in law school,  I didn't have a lawyer or mentor from whom I could get off the record advice.  Law schools and pre-law programs don't teach students how to practice law or serve clients.  We try to give a chance to deserving law students and paralegals. I promise you will learn New Jersey Law and Procedures.  On your first day, we will provide you with training materials and computer assistance.  We provide detailed instructions on office procedures, how to use the Macintosh computer and how to work on files. 

 

         When I was in law school, we were only told to memorize substantive law and to repeat the law on tests.  Very little was taught on how to practice law, work in an office or handle responsibility.  Most young lawyers have difficulty adapting in their first law firm job.  We now provide law practice management skills such as using computers in litigation, completing time sheets and interview/investigation techniques. You will use the Macintosh to type, spell check and print form letters to clients informing them of hearings or motions.

 

    Law Clerks read the files and are permitted to handle phone calls out to obtain information needed, such as speaking with police and prosecutors to obtain discovery and police reports.

 

         Many law firms use law clerks as research only tools.  Law Clerks handle day-to-day telephone follow up tasks and chase adversaries and government departments who failed to respond to our Requests for Documents or did not comply with subpoenas.

 

         There are many responsibilities, which each law clerk must assume.  They must work as regular employees, appear in professional Court attire and complete assigned work tasks rather than sit around.  My own internship experience was not a useful experience because the office I clerked for had no assigned tasks, no specific days to appear and no requirements.  By learning through a real work environment, my mentor/internship program prepares  students for working with a busy litigation  law office.

 

         Our office is now successfully equipped to handle 5 part time law clerks since they work on 6 computers.  We select students who are willing to dedicate the time and energy needed.  It has been a successful program for my office and we hope to continue this unique program for years to come to benefit the  students who need an opportunity to learn and prove themselves. We believe you will be satisfied with our program.

 

         I serve as a mentor and reference on behalf of students who finish the program.  We show students how to communicate with clients, set up litigation files, read police reports, and the importance of marketing. We remain available after their 12-week internship for references and questions. I have a feeling of satisfaction helping the non- law review, middle and bottom of the class unemployed  students. Someday, when these students become the Chief Justice, they will remember the lawyer who helped them out in the beginning.  This personal mentor/internship program has given me friendship and a feeling of accomplishment.  We also bridge the gap between school placement offices and the real world by providing career advice and suggestions. 

 

         If any other students are also interested, please have them send us a cover letter and resume immediately.

         It is helpful if applicants have some familiarity with adding podcasts to ITunes, or HTML programming, web page design and maintenance and Internet technology. We sponsor a statewide website with information on litigation, personal injury, criminal and probate matters. If you can update a website, please indicate so in the first paragraph of your cover letter. This office is committed to excellence and service to clients and the community. Applicants must  have attention to detail.

More info http://www.njlaws.com/metuchenpublicdefender.html

 

         Summer - minimum 18 hours per week, 12 weeks

         School Year - minimum 10 hours per week  Sept-May, 12 weeks

         Christmas/Winter Break - minimum 30 hours per week

 

  KENNETH  VERCAMMEN & ASSOCIATES, PC

ATTORNEY AT LAW

2053 Woodbridge Ave.

Edison, NJ 08817

(Phone) 732-572-0500 (Fax)    732-572-0030

                                                           website: www.njlaws.com

 

 

About Mentor Program Director: Kenneth Vercammen is an Edison, Middlesex County, NJ trial attorney.    Mr. Vercammen has published 125 articles in national and New Jersey publications on criminal, traffic, DWI, probate, estate planning, and litigation topics. He wrote the American Bar Association’s book Criminal Law Forms” He often lectures to trial lawyers of the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. 

         Kenneth Vercammen was the NJ State Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the =and past president of the Middlesex County Municipal Prosecutor's Association. He is the past chair of the NJ State Bar Association Municipal Court Section and is the Co-Chair of the ABA Criminal Law committee, GP Division.

       He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published by New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer. As the Editor in Chief of the New Jersey Municipal Court Law Review. Mr. Vercammen is also a recipient of the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award.

In his private practice, he has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation for trial of litigated matters.  He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey several times each week on Criminal personal injury matters, Municipal Court trials, and contested Probate hearings.  He serves as the Editor of the popular legal websites www.njlaws.com and www.BeNotGuilty.com

He has served as a Special Acting Prosecutor in nine different cities and towns in New Jersey and also successfully handled over One thousand Municipal Court and Superior Court matters in the past 25 years. Kenneth Vercammen was included in the 2013 “Super Lawyers” list published by Thomson Reuters. He was a member of the Law Review and top 10% law school grad.


Kenneth Vercammen was the Middlesex County Bar Municipal Court Attorney of the Year

   
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Kenneth Vercammen is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates in Edison, NJ. He is a New Jersey trial attorney has devoted a substantial portion of his professional time to the preparation and trial of litigated matters. He has appeared in Courts throughout New Jersey each week for litigation and contested Probate hearings.

Mr. Vercammen has published over 125 legal articles in national and New Jersey publications on elder law, probate and litigation topics. He is a highly regarded lecturer on litigation issues for the American Bar Association, NJ ICLE, New Jersey State Bar Association and Middlesex County Bar Association. His articles have been published in noted publications included New Jersey Law Journal, ABA Law Practice Management Magazine, and New Jersey Lawyer.

He is chair of the Elder Law Committee of the American Bar Association General Practice Division. He is also Editor of the ABA Estate Planning Probate Committee Newsletter and also the Criminal Law Committee newsletter. Mr. Vercammen is a recipient of the NJSBA- YLD Service to the Bar Award. And past Winner "General Practice Attorney of the Year" from the NJ State Bar Association. He is a 22 year active member of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the ABA Real Property, Probate & Trust Section.

He established the NJlaws website which includes many articles on Elder Law. Mr. Vercammen received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Scranton and his J.D. from Widener/Delaware Law School, where he was the Case Note Editor of the Delaware Law Forum, a member of the Law Review and the winner of the Delaware Trial Competition.

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS ON WILLS, ELDER LAW, AND PROBATE

Edison Adult School -Wills, Elder Law & Probate- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 [inc Edison TV], 2001, 2000,1999,1998,1997
Nuts & Bolts of Elder Law - NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education/ NJ State Bar ICLE/NJSBA 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996
Elder Law and Estate Planning- American Bar Association Miami 2007
Elder Law Practice, New Ethical Ideas to Improve Your Practice by Giving Clients What They Want and Need American Bar Association Hawaii 2006
South Plainfield Seniors- New Probate Law 2005, East Brunswick Seniors- New Probate Law 2005
Old Bridge AARP 2002; Guardian Angeles/ Edison 2002; St. Cecilia/ Woodbridge Seniors 2002;
East Brunswick/ Halls Corner 2002;
Linden AARP 2002
Woodbridge Adult School -Wills and Estate Administration -2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
Woodbridge Housing 2001; Metuchen Seniors & Metuchen TV 2001; Frigidare/ Local 401 Edison 2001; Chelsea/ East Brunswick 2001, Village Court/ Edison 2001; Old Bridge Rotary 2001; Sacred Heart/ South Amboy 2001; Livingston Manor/ New Brunswick 2001; Sunrise East Brunswick 2001; Strawberry Hill/ Woodbridge 2001;
Wills and Elder Law - Metuchen Adult School 1999,1997,1996,1995,1994,1993
Clara Barton Senior Citizens- Wills & Elder Law-Edison 2002, 1995
AARP Participating Attorney in Legal Plan for NJ AARP members 1999-2005

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