http://www.bayareajusticecorps.org/

Justicecorps

Intern

June - August 2021 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Nice mentors, helping people in need, working on & witnessing civil cases

What I wish was different

Advice

you earn the amount you do
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Access2Justice Intern

June - August 2019 • Hayward, CA

What I liked

I liked how you are able to engage with litigants and understand court documents. You are helping low income people who really need guidance. I learned about evictions, landlords, divorce, child custody, child support, parentage, etc... It was a great experience and I got to work with other college students in the Bay Area.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was paid and covered transportation/parking fees.

Advice

Don't give up! It's tough but you gain so many skills and knowledge from it.
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JusticeCorps Intern

June - August 2019 • Chatsworth, CA

What I liked

Every day was enjoyable because you knew what to expect generally (types of cases) but never knew what to expect with people’s personalities, backstory, and/or goals. Even with some challenges, I loved being at the courthouse.

What I wish was different

GETTING PAID! Or higher educational award.

Advice

If you can afford to do unpaid work and desire to explore legal work, definitely take advantage of this amazing opportunity to connect with attorneys, paralegals, and other court professionals. You can even spend a day with a judge!
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Legal Intern

May - August 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I have learned a lot of of legal information and courtroom procedures while working at the courthouse. I have also received mentorship from other attorneys, especially my supervisor, which was very helpful for my professional development. I also really enjoyed interacting with clients from various backgrounds. These clients were experiencing different problems when they came to us for help: some of them suffered domestic violence, sexual violence, and fraud, while some people had language barriers. I was very glad that I could help them solve their problems and also utilized my language skills to help Chinese immigrants access to justice.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be professional and take more initiatives.
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Student Volunteer

July 2017 - May 2018 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The experience and knowledge acquired

What I wish was different

My schedule availability

Advice

Time Management
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Judicial Intern

June - July 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The opportunity to help Self represented Litigants under a law setting. The Staff attorneys were also very patient and kind to the interns.

What I wish was different

I had wished the internship lasted a lot longer!

Advice

The learning curve is high, but well worth it if you dedicate your time to learning the forms and materials.
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