The Indigent Criminal Justice Clinic (ICJC)
The Indigent Criminal Justice Clinic (ICJC) provides students with the opportunity to represent indigent criminal defendants accused of misdemeanor offenses in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas under the supervision of an attorney from the Centre County Public Defender Office. Students work as a defense litigation attorney learning litigation, negotiation and advocacy skills. This is a hands-on clinic where students will conduct interviews of their clients and work to best represent the client through all phases of the criminal justice process.
Referrals to the clinic are made through the Centre County Public Defender Office and are designed to provide criminal defendants who cannot afford private counsel with highly effective representation that is client-centered, professional, and ethical. Individuals interested in clinic representation must contact the Centre County Public Defender Office.