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Civil and Family Justice Externship Program

Students in the Civil & Family Justice Externship Program represent clients involved in general civil and family law matters through placements at the following organizations:

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • KidsVoice
  • The Allegheny County Bar Foundation’s Parent Advocates Project
  • The Allegheny County Law Department
  • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Pro Se Motions Project

Students placed at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Pro Se Motions Project assist indigent pro se litigants in Family Court. Assistance is provided in matters involving visitation, custody, and paternity.

At the Neighborhood Legal Services placements, students also represent clients in general civil matters, including landlord/tenant disputes. At all placements, clinic students, working closely with their supervising attorneys, take on significant responsibility at all stages of client representation.