Aug 6, 2007

Public defender interns

Jacobi Hollingshed unlocked the office door Friday morning. The sun was edging up in the July sky and the young man in a thin, black tie pushed open the wooden door to the law offices. He stepped inside and turned on the lights.

It was one of the last mornings of the summer for the Riverdale High School junior. He spent it making copies for a lawyer and keeping files organized at the Clayton County Circuit Public Defender’s Office on North McDonough Street in Jonesboro.

“A lot of times, in the office, people are running around, saying, ‘I have this bond hearing to go to,’ and things like that,” Hollingshed said. “So I think it’s very important to stay organized. Imperative."

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