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JusticeCorps

The California JusticeCorps program began in Los Angeles in 2004. JusticeCorps members are recruited from participating University of California and California State Universities. JusticeCorps offers a unique approach to addressing one of the most pressing issues faced by courts around the country today; providing equal access to justice. JusticeCorps also aims to increase language access to self-represented litigants, provide members with unique learning opportunities, and promote diversity among court personnel.

For more information, visit the California Justice Corps Website. Please contact Amoreena Urbeck if you would like to apply.

The San Diego Student Member Application (300 hours) and the full-time position which is called the San Diego Fellow Application (1700 hours and BA required) can both be accessed by applicants creating an account at the application website.

San Diego JusticeCorps Program Internship

The California JusticeCorps program is a branch of the NAtional AmeriCorps service programs. JusticeCorps members are recruited from participating University of California and California State Universities. JusticeCorps offers a unique hands-on approach to addressing one of the most pressing issues faced by courts around the country today; providing equal access to justice. JusticeCorps also aims to increase language access to self-represented litigants, provide members with unique learning opportunities, and promote diversity among court personnel.

What Do JusticeCorps Members Do?

JusticeCorps members are trained in specific legal skills to provide information to self-represented litigants to resolve their legal matters. Members learn legal terms, how to fill out required forms, and how to explain court proceedings.

Member training includes:

  • A two-day orientation
  • Ongoing legal training on family law, housing law, ethics, diversity and other topics throughout the program year
  • Training in site-specific legal issues
  • Participation in community service days
  • Specified member development sessions

Member Service

All JusticeCorps members provide one-on-one direct service to litigants, support specially-designed legal workshops, assist litigants in completing forms, do front desk triaging, and help with written correspondence. Members complete a minimum of 300 service hours throughout a program year (about 8 hours a week).

Member Rewards

  • An opportunity to learn the legal profession and work with lawyers, judges, court administrators, and clerks
  • an opportunity to serve your community
  • a $1,230 education award upon completion of the program
  • A chance to hone and develop professional skills
  • A unique addition to your resume
  • Opportunity for letters of recommendation for future jobs and educational opportunities

How Do I Join?

Interested students at participating universities must fill out an application, be ready to serve 300 hours over a 9-12 month period and pass a background check. After reviewing eligible applications, program directors contact students for an interview and shortly thereafter will notify those accepted.

Applications are due by March 9, 2019 but may still be accepted after due date.

Contact information

Daisy Castro
CSUSM JusticeCorps University Representative
daisymichellee22@yahoo.com
(Spring 2018)

Prof. Richelle Swan
CSUSM JusticeCorps Faculty Liaison
Department of Sociology
rswan@csusm.edu
(760)750-4633

Amoreena Urbeck
San Diego JusticeCorps Director
Amoreena.urbeck@sdcourt.ca.gov
(619) 844-2329