The Stud does not yet have a job lined up, and his grades are not the best, so he decided to do something practical and get some trial experience. So he got a gig volunteering at the office of the District Attorney of the County of Los Angeles, with the Preliminary Hearings Unit.
In order to qualify to present before a judge, a law student must be certified by the State Bar of California.
On Friday 22 February 2008, the Stud performed his first preliminary hearing. It was a simple possession for sale case, so it was fairly straightforward. Result: Held to answer. The Stud is now 1-0 in preliminary hearings.
If you're interested in being certified in the State of California, check out the FAQ.