We have served the community for over twenty years through sustainable education programs that provide skills based learning for youth. JTBF offers educational and inspirational programming and follow up to under-served youth from disadvantaged economic backgrounds at no cost to participants as we lay the foundation for their educational and professional excellence. JTBF provides a pathway to success for young adults through a learning and mentoring experience, which enables and encourages participants to explore the possibility, through academic achievement, of entering the law as their chosen career.
JTBF offers year-round programs that not only support and encourage general academic success but we work specifically to nurture an interest in the law for diverse and other under-exposed students starting at the middle-school level, intensive summer workshops for high schoolers, externship opportunities with federal judges including intensive pre-placement training, and post graduation clerkships. Through education, mentorship and outreach, JTBF supports and encourages the highest levels of educational achievement of our students. As JTBF scholars continue their education, we also provide them with resources to succeed to and through law school and beyond, including preparatory materials for the LSAT and law school admissions, advanced critical thinking exercises, and assistance in obtaining judicial externships and/or clerkship experience.
Just The Beginning Foundation® and the Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and are pleased to announce the third annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project for Summer 2013. The Project’s goal is to provide summer judicial internships for highly qualified minority, underrepresented, and economically disadvantaged law students. The Project is national in scope and will place 75 students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges’ chambers across the country. Please click through for full program description, requirements, and application instructions.
Ron Safer, Managing Partner at Schiff Hardin, discusses why diversity and supporting JTBF is important to the firm: