The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Committee is open to all program alums and volunteers. Joining the committee entitles members to a variety of benefits and allows you to become more involved with the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) and the Section’s diversity and inclusion efforts. The leadership of the JIOP committee is comprised of JIOP alums, program volunteers, sponsors, judges and others wanting to get more involved in the Section of Litigation Good Works projects.
Our mission is to work together to provide opportunities to students that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession. JIOP is a Section of Litigation program dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion in the law. JIOP interns are placed with judges for summer internships in several locations throughout the country. The program goal is to foster a judiciary that reflects the society it serves to assure fairness and access to justice. One road toward that goal is to provide law students with valuable experience and exposure to practitioners through the JIOP program. The JIOP program would not be possible without our more than 2,900 program alums, volunteers, judges and sponsors. We encourage you to join JIOP’s committee and Get Involved with JIOP. Section of Litigation membership is free for law students—taking advantage of that opportunity is a great way to get started.
In addition to providing opportunities to students, the JIOP committee continues to provide opportunities and information to young, diverse lawyers as they continue in their legal careers. As a resource to new practitioners and our JIOP alums, the committee provides its members with these benefits:
- Quarterly newsletters with helpful practice tips, information on career advancement and ways to advance their career by becoming a better lawyer. The newsletter spotlights JIOP alums and is a way for alums to stay connected to the program and each other.
- Online access to news and developments, career opportunities, and announcements of JIOP social events in our various program locations.
- Opportunities to write for our committee publications, participate in roundtables and webinars and share your practice tips with other committee members. This is a great way for young lawyers to get published and be viewed as a resource by others.
- Opportunities for leadership and experience and a great way to become involved in other Section of Litigation activities and committees. JIOP committee and alums are often members of the Section of Litigation Young Lawyer Leadership program and our Diverse Leaders Academy.
- Connections to the Section’s Good Works programs providing a way to give back to the profession by assisting and mentoring diverse law students and young lawyers as they advance in their careers.