The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice (JRP) has non-paid internship openings in its trial offices and specialized units for the Fall 2019 term. We are seeking law students dedicated to children's issues and juvenile justice. Legal interns work directly with JRP attorneys in an inter-disciplinary team with social workers, paralegals, and investigators. JRP attorneys provide legal representation to children, ages 0 to 21, who are before New York City Family Courts on child welfare, PINS (Persons-in-Need-of-Supervision), juvenile delinquency, and termination of parental rights petitions.

Primary And Secondary/Responsibilities
  • Interns Work Directly Under The Supervision Of Jrp Attorneys. Duties May Include: Legal Research, motion writing, home/school visits, interviewing of children and caretakers, motion practice and trial preparation, and other tasks as assigned.

Training And Qualifications
  • Current law school student in good standing -- only 2Ls.
  • After December 4, 2019 students in their 1L year are eligible to apply for internships. Please check our website after that date for 1L positions.
  • Relevant clinical program or work experience preferred.
  • Commitment to children's issues and juvenile justice.
  • Ability to deal effectively with children, adolescents, and family members.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a high volume practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities.
Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected for an interview. Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we strongly encourage early applications.

Closing Date: 30th August, 2019
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