Our students perform research assignments, draft a wide range of litigation documents such as pleadings, facta, motions and mediation memos, prepare motion records, assist with trial preparation, handle small claims court actions, assist on trials and appeals, and appear in court on contested and uncontested motions. They occasionally help lawyers prepare articles for publication and papers for presentation at continuing legal education seminars.
We encourage our students to accompany lawyers on court proceedings as often as they can—examinations for discovery, inquests, mediations, motions, trials—so they can see all aspects of the litigation process. Students attend and assist with tribunal proceedings. We also encourage students to attend appeals and regularly circulate a list of the upcoming appeals being argued by firm lawyers, so students can make plans to go.