Department of Children and Families
Credit: 6-9 credits
Number of Positions: 1
The Florida Department of Children and Families is responsible for representing the state’s interest in juvenile proceedings, as well as protecting children from neglect and/or abuse. Students in this office are assigned their own caseloads under supervision. Students obtain a working knowledge of juvenile dependency law. Students interview clients and Department caseworkers, draft original petitions, motions, and orders; and argue the Department’s position at hearings.
Prerequisites: Students must have satisfactorily completed Evidence and Professional Responsibility; and either Civil Pretrial Practice or Trial Practice. Students must be certified pursuant to the Student Practice Rule.
Recommended Courses: Family Law.
Selection Process: Selection is based on the student applicant's overall record, courses, grades, career goals, expected graduation date, and other externships taken.