Public Defenders Office
When I was freshman at Westem I joined the Honors Program for the challenge. I wanted to do something that would help me get the most of out my college experience by pushing me to succeed beyond all my expectations. Today, I feel that I have met that goal through my final project. It has come to symbolize everything I have learned at Western, and everything I hope to become in my future. For my final project I was an investigative intern with the Whatcom County Public Defenders Office. I dedicated over 250 hours of work into reading cases, talking to attorneys, interviewing witnesses, filing for secretaries, and more. As you will read in this paper, it was a challenging experience that took a lot of hard work and dedication, but in the end, helped me I discover that I want to become a lawyer. It made my dreams a reality, and has been the most memorable experience of my college career.
Szymborski, Kelly, "Life as an Intern: Working at the Juvenile Public Defenders Office" (2006). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 330.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Juvenile delinquency--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Criminal justice, Administration of--Study and teaching (Internship); Internship programs--Washington (State)--Bellingham
Bellingham (Wash.); Whatcom County (Wash.)
student projects; term papers
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