2020 Virtual Judicial Internship Program
The Virtual Judicial Internship Program was created by a group of judges and attorneys determined to help law students whose summer programs had been cancelled as a
result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The efforts were led by Ana Maria Martinez, president of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation. This program is designed to provide law students whose summer employment was affected by the pandemic with a summer of substantive legal work under the supervision of Georgia judges.
With a virtual approach, the barriers created by logistics, geography, and current public health mandates are removed, allowing the students to work for a judge regardless of where the court and the student are physically located. Moreover, spatial barriers that judges may have in their chambers have been eliminated, allowing judges to possibly take on more interns than they
could otherwise have due to limited office space.