Student Information

Student Name

Raisa Choudhury




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Bergen County Superior Courthouse

Mentor(s):Kathy Andreano

Topic of Internship

Family Division

Background Information

The current courthouse is the sixth Bergen County courthouse and was designed by a civil engineer named James Riley Gordon. The creation of the building began in 1910 and finished in 1912 at the cost of one million dollars.Ever since itís creation, the Bergen County Superior Courts has served as a center for court related needs for the people living in the county. The types of cases the court addresses ranges from domestic abuse cases to petty theft cases. Despite there being different departments to cater to different types of cases, every department has to work together in order to get the job done at the end of the day and also serve an important role in ensuring order and tranquility in the Bergen County.

Summary of Internship

I really enjoyed going to internship every Thursday and doing the variety of tasks assigned to me. My tasks included, and was not limited to, filing cases, shredding papers with personal information, purging paperwork, filling out paperwork, and retrieve case dockets when asked to. When I wasn't doing any of the usual work, I was gifted with the opportunity to sit in on case that ranged from domestic violence to child support. I was also allowed to sit in court session that did not pertain to the family division, such as witness screenings for criminal cases. My experience in this internship truly shaped me into becoming a more responsible student, because one simple mistake in filing can result in terrible consequences, and, overall, a better person. My favorite part about this internship was definitely meeting and befriending the variety of life working in the courthouse. I would recommend this internship to anyone who wants to experience what happens behind the court sessions and experience the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in order to ensure that the court house is running smoothly.

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