PICS Organization Name
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Maria Jerez '19
The Juvenile Division of the Eleventh Judicial circuit is responsible for Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency cases. There are 4 delinquency judges and 8 dependency judges and general magistrates. The intern supervisor is currently a dependency judge. The Dependency Division handles cases brought by the Florida Department of Children and Families against parents based on allegations of abuse, abandonment and neglect. The organization will benefit from the intern's work on special projects concerning cases currently in court.
Alan Fine is a judge in the juvenile dependency division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. The work of the intern can contribute to the effectiveness of the judicial process.
The intern will monitor court proceedings, summarize court documents, and perform factual and limited legal research.
- Competence with Word and Excel
- Experience, or at least interest, in child welfare
- A sense of humor
Expected Start Time
Expected End Time
June - August
Meets Certificate Requirement
There are rentals available from college students who are not in town over the summer.
Rarely, preparation will be required outside work hours.
Background check is required
My relationship with my supervisor, Judge Fine, was really great. He was always really interested in making sure that I had a rewarding experience - he kept me busy with assignments and research, always made sure I was watching a trial, and even arranged for me to meet the personal injury lawyer, take a tour of the morgue, and after the internship, spend a week in dependency court with another judge as well. Most importantly, though, he always answered all my questions and took my opinions seriously, engaging in really great conversations with me - about the law, but also about other things like religion, family, and politics (especially during lunch!).
—Maria Jerez '19