Increase Your Impact: Enhancing the Intern Experience

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

***1 hour of Ethics CLE credit (***pending approval by the North Carolina State Bar)

Cost: $65

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Program Overview:

Internships provide a meaningful experience that promotes skills training. Law students can observe and assist attorneys in their work, develop an experiential understanding of what these legal professionals do and how they do it. To ensure that interns have a meaningful learning experience and to protect the interest of a firm or organization’s clients, it is necessary that each intern has adequate supervision from a licensed attorney. There are several ethical considerations that supervising attorneys should be aware of when agreeing to host an intern. This program will provide practical tips on how supervisors can enhance their interns’ experience through effective, intentional supervision. The ethical rules that will be discussed are Rules 1.6, 5.3, and 5.5.


Niya Fonville Swint serves as the Chief Community Engagement Officer with Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), where she oversees the recruitment and administration of the organization’s Martin Luther King Jr. Summer Internship Program. Niya served as a staff and supervising attorney with LANC, where she mentored and supervised both law students, legal support professionals, and young attorneys for a decade. Immediately prior to entering her current role, Niya served as director of the Campbell Law Externship Program and Associate Director of the school’s Career and Professional Development Office.