Brooklyn courts continue summer internship tradition
The Kings County Courts continued a tradition that goes back 28 years as it kicked off its annual Student Employment and Internship Program with an orientation program at the Supreme Court at 320 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday.
“We’re welcoming you into our court family, which really is a family here,” said Justice Matthew D’Emic, administrative judge for the Criminal Term. “I know that you are going to be a very important part of our family. I hope that you have a great experience in the courthouse.”
The summer internship program was started in 1989 by Izetta Johnson. Today, it is continued by Charmaine Johnson and it has grown to include more than 40 local high school and college students who participate in nearly every aspect at the courthouse.
Wednesday’s orientation gave students an opportunity to sign up for different tasks and meet some of the judges, clerks and other court staff as students were welcomed by Justice D’Emic; Hon. Deborah A. Dowling; Hon. Delores Thomas; Daniel Alessandrino, chief clerk for Criminal Matters; Charles Small, chief clerk for Civil Matters; Major Michael Losi; and Alaya Gaddy, life safety director.