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Summer Associate 2021

Independent Juvenile Defender Program, Los Angeles County Bar Association


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June 7, 2021
August 6, 2021
January 8, 2021
30 hours/wk

Summer Associate Opportunity

The Los Angeles Independent Juvenile Defender Program is accepting applications for the Summer Associate position for Summer 2021.


Summer associates are introduced to three distinct areas of the juvenile justice system: policy making, appellate advocacy and trial advocacy. Our summer associates assist in public policy venues, work on active appellate briefs and assist trial attorneys in the juvenile courts. In addition, summer associates will participate in case reviews with our investigator and assist our forensic social worker. 


Over the course of a typical summer, summer associates will:

·      research and draft appellate and trial briefs

·      attend hearings and juvenile justice stakeholder meetings

·      assist program coordinators, social workers and investigators

·      attorney courtroom observations*


Ideal candidates will be rising first and second year law school students with a demonstrated interest in criminal and/or juvenile defense, strong research and writing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


* Upon the distribution of this announcement, the IJDP Summer Associate 2021 position will be implemented remotely until further notice.



How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to SHawthorne@lacba.org.


Submission deadline is January 8, 2021

Summer Associate Opportunity

The Los Angeles Independent Juvenile Defender Program is accepting applications for the Summer Associate position for Summer 2021.


Summer associates are introduced to three distinct areas of the…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Academic Credits
  • Hourly

Benefits

Compensation will be determined on funding and/or qualifications. If our 2021 budget cannot support the positions, candidates must be able to work for units awarded by their law school in lieu of monetary compensation. 


* Upon the distribution of this announcement, the IJDP Summer Associate 2021 position will be implemented remotely until further notice.


The IJDP staffs all juvenile delinquency courts in Los Angeles County and represents clients when the Public Defender and Alternate Public Defender have a conflict of interest. We oversee a panel of independent attorneys who represent indigent youth facing criminal charges in juvenile court.

Independent Juvenile Defender Program:

https://www.lacba.org/resources/independent-juvenile-defender-program

American Bar Association:

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_aid_indigent_defendants/indigent_defense_systems_improvement/publications/

Compensation will be determined on funding and/or qualifications. If our 2021 budget cannot support the positions, candidates must be able to work for units awarded by their law…

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to SHawthorne@lacba.org.


Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to SHawthorne@lacba.org.


Location

1055 West 7th Street, Suite 2700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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