Preference for Minimum-Time positions is given to candidates enrolled at partner universities, although exceptions have been made. Full-time member candidates are also drawn from partner universities but it is not a requirement.
Minimum-time members do not receive a stipend, but upon completion of the program are eligible for a $1,132 education award. Full-Time members receive a maximum living allowance of $20,000 for an entire year of service as well as a $5,350 education award upon completion of the JusticeCorps program. Click here to learn more about the education award.
No. JusticeCorps members are enrolled in a variety of majors, including pre-law, public policy, sociology, and liberal arts.
Yes. Prospective members are asked to demonstrate a GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application.
Many minimum-time members work at a paying job while completing their JusticeCorps service. During the interview process you will have a chance to reflect on whether the balance of coursework, a part-time job, and JusticeCorps service is the right fit for you.
No. JusticeCorps is designed to assist self-represented litigants dealing with civil, small claims, and family law issues.
Sometimes. JusticeCorps members are based in self-help legal access centers, although they do spend time observing in court and explaining orders as necessary to assist litigants whose cases require them to appear before a judge.
Generally, Minimum-Time members do one full day of service per week (this could be a full work day or two half-days). Full-time members provide service 5 days a week. In addition both minimum-time and full-time members spend a number of hours a week training with their site cohorts.
During the application process, you will be asked to list your service site preferences and program staff does everything they can to accomodate members' selections.
For the 2010-2011 program year the program will offer 21 F/T positions—13 in Los Angeles, 6 in the Bay Area, and 2 in San Diego
For the 2010-2011 program year the program will offer 290 M/T positions—143 in Los Angeles, 69 in the Bay Area, and 48 in San Diego, and 30 in the Capitol Region.