Raphael in Clerk of Court’s Office
As a sophomore at Brookline High, Raphael told us that his interests included helping people and soccer. Like many high school students we meet, they often dream about sports-related internships. Yet, in our discussions with him, Raphael also mentioned that he might be interested in law.
We felt that a law-related internship would help him gain exposure to a career field at an early age. Rather than placing him in a law office where his role would most likely consist of filing, we placed him at a very busy courthouse where he interned for the Clerk of Courts. Raphael answered phones, delivered legal documents and assisted the clerk with various duties.
Most importantly, he was able to sit down with judges, the district attorney as well as defense attorneys, who briefed him on their roles in the judiciary system. He told us that the most exciting aspect of his internship was observing ongoing civil and criminal cases in the courtroom.
Raphael found his experience inspirational and is hoping to pursue his interest in law in the future.