Vacancy Summer 2020 Legal Internships Manhattan & Queens

Ad type: internships
Company: Center for Family Representation, Inc.
City: New York, NY
Workplace street: New York, NY
Category: Legal
Posted: 20 Oct 2019
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The Center for Family Representation, Inc., (CFR) is an innovative law and policy organization. CFR's mission is to ensure that every family that can remain safely together has the opportunity to do so. We provide legal and social work assistance to parents whose children are at risk of foster care placement; we train more than 500 professionals each year in the city, state, and around the country; and we advocate at the city, state and national level for policies that promote parent engagement and family preservation. CFR plans to host law students in both our Manhattan and Queens offices for Summer 2020 as well as during the school year. Legal interns will work collaboratively with CFR attorneys and the rest of their family court team representing parents in Child Protective (Article 10) and Termination of Parental Rights proceedings in Family Court. CFR also represents clients in adult criminal court, housing court, public benefits proceedings, immigration matters, appellate courts, and children in juvenile delinquency matters. If an applicant is specifically interested in one of these other practice areas, she or he should include their preference in their cover letter.

A legal internship at CFR is an opportunity to receive an in depth education in child welfare law, social services, and policy through direct, hands on experience with advocacy, client counseling, crisis intervention, negotiation and case management. Interns will participate in comprehensive training and receive individualized supervision and mentoring. Interns will pursue individual research and writing assignments, have the opportunity to work on projects relating to child welfare policy, appear on the record in Court pursuant to student practice orders if appropriate, and more.


CFR offers full-time summer internships to law students interested in working with our interdisciplinary advocacy teams in Family Court proceedings in Manhattan and Queens Family Courts.

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