Pilot Summer Internship Program for Juvenile Dependency Lawyers and Law Firms, RFO-CFCC-2023-05-TQ


The Judicial Council of California (JCC), chaired by the Chief Justice of California, is the chief policy making agency of the California judicial system. The California Constitution directs the council to improve the administration of justice by surveying judicial business, recommending improvements to the courts, and making recommendations annually to the Governor and the Legislature. The council also adopts rules for court administration, practice and procedure, and performs functions prescribed by law.

The primary purpose of the Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC) of the Judicial Council of California is to maximize access to and effectiveness of court services for children, families, victims of violence, limited English speakers, and self-represented litigants.

Juvenile dependency law is a very specific practice of law that requires specialized training dealing with the most vulnerable populations in California. The CFCC is committed to increasing the attorney pool dedicated to the practice of juvenile dependency law and providing quality legal representation to children and families. 

You are invited to respond with information to assist the JCC in identifying prospective juvenile dependency court appointed counsel providers who might be interested in participating in the JCC law student summer intern pilot program.

Responses will only be accepted from dependency providers currently participating in the Federally Funded Dependency Representation Program (FFDRP), receiving Court-Appointed Counsel (CAC) funds through the Dependency Representation Administration Funding, or Training (DRAFT).

Responses are due by April 20, 2023 by 2:00 P.M. (PST) and must be emailed to solicitations@jud.ca.gov