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Program Objectives
To provide the opportunities for high school students to:

  • Learn about the Judicial Branch and the services it provides
  • Complete school mandated community service hours required for graduation
  • Contribute to the community
  • Gain valuable experience and references
  • Further explore career interests and vocational skills

Court Aide Positions

Program Availability and Application Deadlines

Semester Applications must be received  by
May 1  to May 31 April 1
June 1 to June 30 May 1

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be a high school senior with an interest in the judicial system
  • Recommended and referred by their guidance / career counselor or other school administrator
  • Successfully complete the application, clearance and selection process
  • Be available to work a minimum of three hours per day two days per week
  • Must disclose any pending matter before the court
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Have the ability to work with diverse populations
  • Have ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must participate in the Court Aide Orientation
Application Process
Student Submits Complete Application Packet:
Send Application Packet by mail, fax, or email to:

Judicial Branch Experimental Learning Programs
External Affairs Division
Two Riverview Square
99 East River Drive, 7th Floor
East Hartford, CT 06108
Fax: (860) 282-6585

Upon receipt, the coordinator reviews the application for completeness and eligibility. The coordinator schedules a time to meet with the candidate to discuss available positions and qualifications/skills required.

The coordinator schedules an interview with the workplace host and the candidate. Upon acceptance by the workplace host and the V/I coordinator, a mandatory background check will be conducted prior to the start date.