Student applications will be accepted from Wednesday, Feb. 20 through Feb. 27. All applications must be hand-delivered to the Externship Office and received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
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Active Externships in practice area: Mediation
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|Alternative Dispute Resolution - Fulton County Magistrate Court |
|Landlord/Tenant Law, Mediation|
Semester requirement: 2
Credits: 3 (per semester)
Students work under the supervision of an attorney mediating cases that deal with numerous issues of law within the court system. Prior to mediating, students will receive 28 hours of civil mediation training and obtain certification as registered neutrals with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
Students will mediate landlord/tenant disputes and as the students progress over the year, they will mediate other disputes as well, including cases handled in the State and Magistrate Court; particularly small claim civil issues such as disputes between neighbors, consumers and businesses, and creditors and debtors. Assuming an agreement is reached during mediation, students will be responsible for drafting the Order detailing the agreement.
- 2L or 3L students
- Mediation Training - 28 hours of mediation training is included in the 140 hour requirement (Training is provided by the program and will occur the first or second week in August; attendance for the entire 28 hours of training is mandatory. Training dates will be confirmed no later than June 1.)
- This is a full year externship. Students must enroll in this course both fall and spring semesters.
- Upon acceptance to this externship, a criminal background check by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution will be conducted.
- Students must be available to go to court on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Weekly discussion/seminar sessions will take place at the courthouse during the semester.