NATIONAL INTERN DAY: MEET THE 2021 ACPO LEGAL INTERNS


MAYS LANDING- The ACPO Intern Program is a ten week summer program that allows both college and law students the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor. Interns get to enhance their skills through legal writing, observing court, appearing on the record in certain circumstances and participating in a mock trial at the end of the summer. Assistant Prosecutor Erika Halayko serves as the Chief Intern Coordinator and Assistant Prosecutor Marisa McGarvey serves as the Deputy Intern Coordinator.

“This summer ACPO was reminded just how much summer legal interns contribute to the mission of this law enforcement agency. Through the process of legal mentoring, interns and prosecutors alike bring different perspectives that enhance the overall knowledge within the organization. We are grateful to be able to host interns at ACPO and we look forward to continuing this program,” said Acting Prosecutor Cary Shill.

Lauren Brotherton received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and currently attends Rutgers Law School as a rising 3L. Lauren aspires to continue her career in criminal law by becoming a prosecutor after law school. In her spare time, she enjoys experimenting with and creating new culinary specialities.

Mark Burns is attending Rutgers Law School – Camden and will graduate in  2023. Mark was born and raised in Atlantic City, and attended Stockton University. In the years prior to attending Rutgers Law School, Mark worked in the casinos for about 15 years.

Amanda E. Hunter is a second year law student at FAMU College of Law. Before attending law school, Amanda graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Once she graduates law school and passes the bar, she will fulfill her lifetime goal of becoming a prosecutor. When Amanda is not engulfed in her studies, she enjoys attending food festivals and going to the gym.

Joseph Larson is a student at the Rutgers University Law School – Camden, and plans to graduate in the class of 2022.
Joseph received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Stockton University. Joseph is from Northfield and he is interested in practicing criminal law in Atlantic County after graduation.

Rebecca Love is a resident of Egg Harbor Twp., and graduated from  Widener University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. One of Rebecca’s hobbies is running and she competed as a distance runner in high school and college. Rebecca said she would like to practice  criminal law and possibly work at a prosecutor’s office in the future“

Roxy Martinez is from Tucson, AZ, and is a graduate of the University of Arizona before joining Peace Corps-Ukraine. Roxy said her interest in the law stems from how the immigration system interacts with criminal law. Upon completing law school, she hopes to work with immigrants in the criminal justice system.

Sarah Martinho is a rising third year student at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Sarah graduated from the Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Law and Society and a minor in Anthropology. After graduation, from law school she plans to clerk in Family Court. Sarah enjoys cooking, reading and playing with her cats.

Siena McCabe is a graduate of Stockton University where she received a bachelors degree in Economics. Siena is applying to schools this fall and plans to attend law school in Washington DC the fall of 2022.

Christina Michael is a student at Widener University Law School and she will graduate in 2023.  Christina received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton University where she graduated magna cum laude. Christina said she hopes to work in the criminal law field and she aspires to have a career as a prosecutor after graduation.

Erin Rush currently attends Rutgers University Law School-Camden, where she serves as a Staff Editor on the Rutgers University Law Review. She plans to continue in criminal law after her intern experience at the ACPO this summer.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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