Georgia County Internship Spotlight
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Emory University, Jacob Adam, completes internship with Fayette County
Prior to interning with Fayette County, Jacob Adam, a law student at Emory University, said he only vaguely knew how county government operated. However, while interning with the Fayette County State Court, Adam learned valuable research and writing skills in addition to understanding courtroom operations.
During the course of his internship, Adam’s primary responsibilities consisted of corresponding with attorneys, researching statutes and case law, and drafting orders for judges. His most significant success was drafting a summary judgement order in its entirety for a complex insurance case.
Adam’s favorite part of his internship was working with judges to gain hand-on experience and learning how to approach legal issues from the courtroom’s perspective.
To future interns, Adam would tell his peers to ask questions and get to know others in the courtroom. Relationships, to him, are the foundation of developing a professional career in any industry, but especially government.
For more information on the GCIP, please visit the ACCG Civic Affairs Foundation website at http://www.civicaffairs.org.