For Legal Aid - Children's Services
DESCRIPTIONS OF ORGANIZATION: ACS provides free legal representation for children who are at-risk and/or alleged to be delinquent or undisciplined and who are in need of the medical, psychiatric, special education, or foster care/adoption services for which they qualify but, for whatever reason, have been denied. Priority is given to children who are involved in the foster care system, and emphasis is placed on securing the services promised to children under three federal government programs (Medicaid, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and under the recent North Carolina Supreme Court Leandro decision.
DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: Investigation and research of legal and non-legal issues involved in cases may be in the office or in the field.
COURSE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: Prefers students with experience in Constitutional Law and Family Law course-work. Certification under the State Bar Student Practice Rule would be helpful, but is not required. Two students will be accepted per semester.