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JusticeCorps

The Haas Center is pleased to partner with the California JusticeCorps Program, an innovative approach to solving one of the more pressing issues faced by courts around the country today: providing equal access to justice. JusticeCorps recruits and trains university students annually to serve in overburdened legal self-help centers throughout California. JusticeCorps members receive intensive training throughout the year so they can provide in-depth and individualized legal services to self-represented litigants, often in their own languages, under the supervision of an attorney. Student JusticeCorps members are involved in providing one-on-one direct service, assisting with legal workshops, helping complete legal forms, and conducting front desk troubleshooting and making referrals.

Students can choose to work at service sites throughout the Bay Area. The site closest to campus is the Superior Court of San Mateo County located in Redwood City. For more information, visit JusticeCorps.

A year-long, full-time fellowship opportunity is also available for graduating seniors.  Visit the JusticeCorps website for more information about this fellowship opportunity.

Requirements

Student JusticeCorps members must

  • be able to complete 300 hours of service within the program year (mid-September to June)
  • commit to serve a minimum of  8 hours per week at one of the service sites  
  • attend a 2-day orientation and 3–4 weekend training sessions scheduled throughout the year  
  • pass a live-scan fingerprinting security check
  • be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

In addition to providing a much-needed service to the community and gaining valuable professional experience, JusticeCorps members are eligible to receive a $1,000 education award through AmeriCorps upon completion of required program hours.

Application

Recruitment begins each spring for the following program year. For application materials and timeline, visit JusticeCorps.

Contact Information

The Haas Center liaison for JusticeCorps is Jon McConnell.