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News & Updates
                              
Harvard Ash Center Bright IdeasJI recognized as 2017 Harvard Ash Center Bright Ideas in Government.
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May 10, 2017
Maura E. Chavez named the 10th annual Raising the Bar Award winner.
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March 22, 2017
JI Awarded $10,000 from Unite Charlotte Grant to Aid in Rebuilding Community Trust.
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March 17, 2017
Applications for Court Camp are now being accepted.
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Organization
Justice Initiatives, Inc. was formed in 2004 by a group of community and justice system leaders in North Carolina who believe that Mecklenburg County deserves nothing less than a world-class court system. They are committed to tirelessly advocating for increased funding to the judicial branch and for raising seed money needed for the continued development of innovative programs and services that have brought forth national recognition and admiration.
 
 
Responsibilities
The intern will assist in the overall management of the organization, perform administrative responsibilities, attend meetings, take minutes, conduct research, and execute various clerical duties. The intern will also help as needed with special projects and event planning involving Justice Initiatives, Inc.
 
 
Qualifications
Law students and/or graduate or undergraduate students majoring in Communications, English, Marketing, Public Relations, or Public Administration preferred. Must possess strong oral and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and Excel required. A working knowledge of Facebook and other social media, as well as Constant Contact is also helpful. Event planning experience is also preferred. A commitment of ten to fifteen hours per week is required. The work schedule will include a combination of on-site and remote working. Students with a history of community service, good character and suitable academic performance are preferred.
 
 
Internship Testimonials
"I interned with the Trial Court Administrator's Office the summer after my
1L year and fully enjoyed the experience. While I didn't learn a lot of
"law," I learned a great deal about the administration of justice and the
services available in our district in order to assist people with their
legal issues. I worked directly with the TCA on a couple different
projects, namely Justice Initiatives--a non-profit that raises seed money to
support innovative court programs. The internship gave me the opportunity
to network with multiple judges and prominent attorneys in the 26th judicial
district. While I wouldn't want to repeat a year of law school, I'd repeat
my summer working in the TCA's office."

  --Jeffrey Goss, Charlotte School of Law Class of 2010
 
 
"Interning with the Trial Court Administrator’s office is an incredibly rewarding experience. I began working for Mr. Nuccio after completing my first year and will continue into the fall semester of my 2L year. Over the past three months I have had the opportunity to see the inner workings of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse from “behind the scenes”. This unique internship has taught me about the administrative aspects of the law that I could not have received in any other setting. I also worked with Justice Initiatives, Inc.(JI). Assisting with JI exposed me to an array of networking opportunities and gave me a true sense of how members of a legal community can change the effectiveness of their Court system for the better. Looking back over the past three months, I cannot imagine spending my 1L summer any other way."

  -- Abbey Mrkus, Charlotte School of Law Class of 2013
              

          
To apply, please complete this online application.
  
For more information on internship opportunities with Justice Initiatives, Inc. email us at administration@justiceinitiatives.org.


   

 
...to educate the community about the court system and advocate, support and advance its needs and interests.