Student Information

Student Name

sahida reid




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Superior Court of New Jersey

Mentor(s):Rosemary Cuccio

Topic of Internship

Judge Siguel's Team

Background Information

New Jersey Courts are the most visible part of our legal system. In New Jersey, there are five types of courts: Municipal courts, Tax Court, state Superior Court, which includes the trial courts, an Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court. There are many cases and disputes filed in New Jersey’s courts. In those incidents, judges or hearing officers are called upon to settle disputes involving various topics such as: family matters, criminal and civil law, divorce, and of course our basic rights as Americans, such as freedom of speech.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at the Superior Court of New Jersey I have several tasks and responsibilities. My job includes working on complaints, making folders for cases, assisting a Judge, listening to trials in the courtroom, and of course filing, sending mail, answering phone calls, and making copies of important documents. I spend lots of time in court observing the functions of the court clerk and assisting a Judge and Hearing Officer. My main task were the folders, everyone on judge Siguel’s Team had a job. My job was very important because I turned papers that weren’t yet given docket numbers into cases. Without me there would be no one to begin the process of adding case information into the computers. I also assisted the Judge a lot during my term at internship. I filled in for her secretary, helped clean her book rooms and chambers, and assisted her with signing the necessary documents. I enjoyed interning at the courthouse because I got to meet new people and learn more about the law.

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