Field Placement Supervisor
Staff Attorneys at LCJC
Field Placement Office
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Field Placement Website
Description of Field Work
Externs are placed at the Louisiana Civil Justice Center and are exposed to a variety of civil law issues. Some of the field hours include assisting with self-help hours at both Orleans Parish Civil District Court and the 24th Judicial District in Gretna. Students will work with an attorney to provide information and self-help forms directly to patrons of the self-help desk. Students will learn practical aspects of domestic law civil forms, relationship-centered lawyering skills and receive intake specialist training. There is also an opportunity to learn through the newly established medical/legal partnership working directly with an attorney in a local children's hospital and understand the civil legal services patients may need in this unique context. Additionally students will participate in the legal hotline intake process interacting directly with those seeking legal services. This is an opportunity to learn a large variety of practical lawyering skills in a non-profit and social justice setting. If you are interested in social justice and civil practice, this is an excellent opportunity to learn and network!
Students who are interested in social justice and non-profit practice. 2L and 3L students are encouraged to apply and may participate for 1 or 2 credit hours.
Students may want to "tether" a doctrinal upper level elective to this externship experience. For a tethered experience, the Office of Skills and Experiential Learning recommends students enroll in any of following courses the same semester as enrolled in this externship: Law and Poverty, Donations, Successions, Persons and Louisiana Civil Procedure.
Don't delay as opportunities will fill fast. Apply in early January through early April for a summer placement. The Office of Skills seeks to place all summer extern applications in by April 20th with finalized placements set by May 1st. Apply in early March through June for a Fall or Spring placement. All externship applications for Fall should be submitted by July 31st. Externship applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.
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