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Extern with Judicial Officers - Juvenile Delinquency or Dependency Court
TYPE Externship
DESCRIPTION Juvenile Externs, Law Students, work under the direction of Research Attorneys to assist the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court, the Supervising Judge of the Dependency Courts and other Juvenile Court Judicial Officers in the areas of Dependency (child abuse and neglect), Delinquency (Juvenile crime) and Informal Juvenile & Traffic Court matters.

Some of the extern tasks include:
  • Prepare legislative summaries
  • Analysis of pending and newly adopted Juvenile laws
  • Research policy issues that affect Juvenile law or procedure
  • Research legal issues for any of the Juvenile Court Judicial Officers regarding specific cases
  • Attend judicial, administrative and policy meetings
  • Observe proceedings in Dependency including Mediations, Delinquency, Juvenile Mental Health and Informal Juvenile & Traffic Courts
  • Tour selected Juvenile detention facilities and Juvenile camps
  • Attend training sessions for Juvenile Court Judicial Officers and attorneys
  • Write articles for the Juvenile Court Partners newsletter
The Fall and Spring Extern Program schedule depends on a school's academic calendar.
The Summer Extern Program schedule is from the end of May through the first week of August.
TO APPLY Interested students should submit the following, preferably by email and by the deadlines listed below:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Transcript (if available)
  • Writing sample
preferably by e-mail listed below and by the deadlines listed below:
Period Deadlines
Fall Program Aug 01
Spring Program Dec 01
Summer Program Mar 01
OPEN TO Extern/Law Students[G]
Location Additional Information Contact
Edmund D. Edelman
Children’s Court
Research Attorney
Edmund D. Edelman
Children’s Court
Research Attorney (323) 881-3794 FAX
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