The Adams Center has provided me with the opportunity to work with the 17th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas of Snyder and Union counties. This internship was invaluable as it gave me an inside look at the daily proceedings of a President Judge for the Court of Common Pleas. This unique access gave me the chance to see the interactions of Judges, Lawyers and Court Staff. These conversations were what gave me the best insight to how the various aspects of the law were carried out. I was able to observe various court proceedings from sentencings to malpractice trials. This internship was extremely helpful in determining what areas of law I would enjoy practicing. The relationships I made through this opportunity have helped me develop professionally and personally dealing with various county employees and lawyers from around the community.
Through this opportunity with the 17th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas of Snyder and Union counties I was able to be hired as an intern for the Public Defender’s Office for both Snyder and Union county. My association with the Adams Center internship program has been one of the most beneficial experiences I have had while at Susquehanna University. I am thankful for this opportunity and both Judge Sholley and Dr. Smyth for their time and patience in offering this professional experience.