Public Defender Program Internship with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

Students will work with lawyers in TRLA’s Rio Grande Valley-based Public Defender Program for two weeks over winter break. These students will help TRLA attorneys research legal issues, draft motions, and/or prepare for court hearings.


Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

TRLA provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state and in six other southern states. TRLA also operates public defender programs that serve 10 Texas counties, representing low-income people accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile crimes in state court. TRLA is the third largest legal services provider in the nation and the largest in the state of Texas. TRLA serves approximately 23,000 clients each year.

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