Select the application on the left. Be sure to follow the instructions.
Before you begin, please review the process below for setting up an
- Determine where you want to work.
If you want to work for a judge, you'll enroll
in the Judicial Program. You apply to have the school submit you as a candidate
to a judge with whom we have a relationship, or you may apply for a position
directly with a judge through your own network of contacts.
If you want to work
for a government agency or non-profit organization, the Basic Program is where
you'll enroll. Refer to our online listing of the most commonly sought
placements by students, or download the current listing of approved locations.
- Submit you application for the position.
You need to get a position first before
you can enroll in the judicial or basic program for course credit.
Judicial Program you follow the procedures stated in the application for the
judicial program in order to have the school submit you as a candidate to a
In the Basic Program, you apply directly with the
government agency or non-profit organization. Be sure to follow their
instructions when applying for a position. How you follow instructions can
influence whether or not you get the job.
In either program, the Center for
Advocacy and Dispute Resolution DOES NOT make the hiring decision for a
position. All interviews and hiring decisions are done at the discretion of the
judge, government agent, or non-profit organization.
- Enroll in the class
When you have been offered and accept a position, you can then enroll
in the class component for your program. The application forms for both programs
are located online in this site. Be sure to read each application carefully for registration requirements and
- Confirm your application.
When you are approved for enrollment in
the class component, you will be sent a confirming email. To complete the
enrollment process, follow the instructions in that email. We will register you
for the class component; you will not do that yourself through eCommons.
- Attend class.
The class component is an essential part of the complete program
and is what makes your job an academic experience in order to earn course
credit. All assignments must be satisfactorily completed, in addition to meeting
the required number of work hours for the credits selected, in order to pass the