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Summer for Strengthening Families  

Law Clerk Program 

Children's Law Center of California (CLC) selects the top 35-40 candidates from law  schools around the nation to participate in our full-time 10-week program. Summer  clerks learn about the Los Angeles or Sacramento County dependency court systems  while developing crucial legal skills and learning to think critically about a wide range  of child and family welfare issues.  

Program Overview 

Law clerks are assigned to work one-on-one with licensed attorneys on matters  involving children and families within the Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Placer County child welfare systems. This is a unique, hands-on learning opportunity for law clerks to  assist attorneys with both client engagement and trial preparation, including witness  interviews, legal research, and the preparation of motions and other court documents. Law clerks will attend juvenile court proceedings on a daily basis and witness how this  system addresses the needs of families in crisis. Qualified law clerks are also  encouraged to become certified through the California State Bar’s Practical Training of  Law Students (PTLS) program to make court appearances on behalf of young clients. The CLC Summer for Strengthening Families Law Clerk Program features a  comprehensive orientation and training schedule, including weekly internal and  external opportunities and field trips to engage with our work beyond the courtroom. The Summer Law Clerk position offers $22/hour and three paid sick days

Successful  candidates will need to 

  • Have a California  address at the time of onboarding
  • Be able to come into their assigned office for in-person work as needed

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