2017 JIOP Program & Reception Schedule
Please look at the schedule for more information about the 2017 summer program's orientation and welcome reception.





JIOP Alumni Survey—We need your input

Your input is important to us. If you are a JIOP alum, please take a few minutes and share some important information with us by taking the 2016 JIOP Alumni Survey.  Your input is valuable to us!

Join the Editorial Team

Get published!  Become part of the JIOP Editorial Team.  It’s a great way to get articles published and become part of the JIOP team.

Get Involved and Volunteer

Sign up to become a program volunteer. JIOP volunteers assist with screening interviews, speak at program orientations and participate in local mentoring programs.

Check Out the New Young Litigator Website

There is a new web portal for young litigators: The site is designed to provide easy and relevant access to Section materials for more junior litigators, all in one place. Check it out, and pass it on.

Follow these practical tips for success as a judicial intern.

Achieving a work-life balance involves a positive attitude, finding your passion, surrounding yourself with the right people, and knowing when to choose you.

Pro bono service provides opportunities for improving client interactions, extensive litigation training, and exposure to a wide range of practice areas.

A judge shares why he became an intern with JIOP and how the experience shaped his professional career.


JIOP is successful because of our judges, sponsors, and program volunteers. There are many ways to get involved with JIOP, and we encourage you to find a way to GET INVOLVED WITH JIOP.

TOP 5 Ways to Get Involved with JIOP

1. Sign up to interview program applicants
2. Mentor a JIOP student
3. Ask your firm to become a program sponsor
4. Become an individual student sponsor
5. Join the JIOP committee or become part of our editorial team


Become a JIOP Sponsor. Join our list of JIOP program sponsors and make a difference in diversity and inclusion in the profession. We invite firms, corporations and individuals to sponsor JIOP. Please contact program director, Gail Howard, for more information on becoming a JIOP sponsor. More information.


Join the JIOP interview team. JIOP applicants participate in a screening interview with a practicing attorney. This important step helps identify qualified students and gives every student a vital connection with a valued legal resource. In addition to screening interviews, JIOP volunteers assist with the mentoring circle program mentoring the summer interns, speak at orientations and welcome receptions and help coordinate other summer programming. Volunteers can sign up to be part of our screening interview team or join a mentoring circle team in their city.

JIOP Committee

The JIOP committee, led by Aaron Gleaton Clay, works on program support and member benefits. Joining the committee is a great place to get information for young lawyers, support diversity, get published, and pay it forward. The goal of the committee is to provide program and JIOP student support along with information and tools useful to our JIOP alumni and diverse, young lawyers navigating their careers.

Law clerks shares her experience to perform well in an interview with a judge. (13:03 min)

National Alumni Chair Aaron Clay outlines some best practices for potential JIOP interns before interviewing with judges to be admitted into the program. (8:23 min)


Leverage Your Interviewing Skills (Webinar)

Presented by the Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning—A Pipeline Organization Joint Judicial Internship Diversity Project (JRC-JTB Project), with host firm Holland & Knight (2:06:16)

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