JusticeCorps Program now recruiting!

JusticeCorps, an AmeriCorps program, is now recruiting for its LA JusticeCorps program. Please forward this email to all of your students. This program is open to all majors.

JusticeCorps is an AmeriCorps program sponsored by the CA Administrative Office of the Courts and LA Superior Courts. Under the supervision of an attorney, JusticeCorps members assist self represented litigants with their legal paperwork related to family law (divorces, child custody, paternity issues), housing law (evictions) and small claims matters. Members work closely with attorneys and other staff at self help legal access centers operated in the LA County Courthouses.

We have three different programs we are recruiting for: Summer 2013 program, Academic Year Long Program 2013-2014 and Full time Fellowship 2013-2014. JusticeCorps members who successfully complete the program and its required hours are eligible to receive an education award (scholarship) and letters of recommendation. Please see below for requirements.

Summer Program 2013: Members must complete 300 hours of service within 2.5 months (Average 30 hours per week) Members can serve at locations in downtown LA, Norwalk, Pasadena, Van Nuys, Compton and Long Beach.

Academic Year Program 2013-2014: Minimum time members must complete 300 hours of service during their academic year (6-8 hours per week). 12 site locations including downtown LA, Norwalk, etc. based on availability.

Full Time Fellowship Program 2013-2014: Full time, Year Long program for those who have graduate from 4 year university. Full time fellows do 1700 hours from August 2013-August 2014 (35-40 hours per week). Monthly stipend and education award offered. Site locations include downtown LA, Norwalk and Van Nuys.

Interested students can apply for the program online at http://www.courts.ca.gov/6013.htm. Applications will be posted on our website in early December 2012.

Sincerely,
Sheree Andaya Valdoria

Sheree Andaya Valdoria
JusticeCorps Program Coordinator
111 N. Hill Street, Room 422L
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-893-0536 Fax: 213-633-505

sandaya@lasuperiorcourt.org

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