PAID INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Juvenile Expungement Help Desk (JEHD) Intern
For almost 50 years, LAF has provided people living in poverty in metropolitan Chicago with
comprehensive free legal services to resolve non-criminal issues. Each year LAF’s more than 70 full-time
attorneys and staff help resolve civil problems, including domestic violence, consumer fraud, and unfair
evictions. Our work helps about 40,000 people annually.
In 2008, LAF established the Juvenile Expungement Help Desk (“JEHD”) at the Cook County Juvenile
Center. At the JEHD, LAF helps individuals access their juvenile court records, evaluate their eligibility to
expunge these records, and complete the juvenile expungement petitions and other paperwork. For some
clients, LAF also represents them at expungement hearings. LAF seeks law student interns to staff the
JEHD and help incoming clients with the paperwork. Additionally, a law student intern with a 711 license
to practice law in Illinois may also represent the clients at their follow-up juvenile expungement court
Responsibilities of each JEHD intern may include:
Staffing the JEHD and doing the related work outlined in this announcement for a shift of at least
3 hours per week;
Researching JEHD clients’ eligibility to expunge their juvenile records;
Preparing juvenile expungement petitions and related paperwork for eligible JEHD clients;
Representing the clients in juvenile expungement court hearings, if the student has a license to
practice under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711; and
Assisting with LAF’s other juvenile expungement projects, such community clinics to help eligible
students and other persons prepare and file juvenile expungement paperwork and drafting
memoranda on topics related to juvenile expungement.
Be a current law student at an accredited law school.
Be available to travel to the JEHD, located at the Juvenile Court, 1100 S. Hamilton St. in
Experience in public interest law and/or juvenile or adult criminal records relief is preferred.
Clinic, experiential learning, internship, or externship experience preferred.
Term of Service: The JEHD intern will staff the JEHD for a shift of at least three hours each week,
ideally beginning in mid-January 2019 through May 2019, with flexibility depending on the intern’s
Compensation: The JEHD intern will receive $15.00 per hour.
Applications: Send a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and two
professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “JEHD Intern Spring 2019” in the subject line
of your email.
Deadline: We will consider applicants on a rolling basis.
LAF values diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of
disability and encourages candidates with experience working with our client population to