The JusticeCorps program assists California courts in meeting the needs of self-represented litigants (people who come to court without lawyers) by recruiting and training over 250 college students and recent graduates annually to help litigants in California’s court-based self-help centers. JusticeCorps members make a commitment to national service by assisting court staff with legal workshops, helping self-represented litigants complete legal forms, providing information and referrals and offering language assistance to customers when necessary.
JusticeCorps members work under the supervision of court attorneys. Since the program began in 2004, 1,700 members have successfully completed the program and have had the following impact provided 490,000 instances of assistance in up to 24 different languages, filed 330,000 legal documents and completed more than 500,000 hours of national service.
Justicecorps455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, California 94102-3688