Apply for the MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Program

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Applications for the 2023 cohort of the MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Program have closed. If you would like to be notified about future applications, please complete this form (new window).

The MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Program offers returning citizens an opportunity to build successful and rewarding careers in the field of law. The program is a partnership between Georgetown University, the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (MORCA), and the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES).


  • Students must have been previously incarcerated
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Students must be D.C. residents
  • Per Georgetown University guidelines, all students must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption.


  • Returning citizens with a strong interest in starting a career as a paralegal
  • Passionate about advancing their own education, driven, and hardworking
  • Able to contribute positively to classroom discussions
  • Available to attend classes in person 40 hours a week for 24 weeks (including Saturday classes). Classes will take place at PJI’s office near Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station

Participating Fellows:

  • Earn a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Georgetown in 24 weeks
  • Receive a $17/hour stipend while completing classes full time
  • Have the opportunity to interview for paid, full-time paralegal positions with Georgetown’s network of employer partners
  • Receive support, mentorship, coaching, and job readiness training


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