Apply for the MORCA-Georgetown Paralegal Program

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Applications for the 2022 cohort closed on June 23. Please check back later for information on next year’s application.

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 have a D.C. mailing address.
  • Per Georgetown University guidelines, all students must be fully vaccinated 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 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 20 weeks at the Georgetown School of Continuing Studies building (near the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro)

Participating Fellows:

  • Earn a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Georgetown in 20 weeks
  • Receive a $17/hour stipend while completing classes full time
  • Interview and are matched with paid paralegal positions from Georgetown’s network of employer partners
  • Receive support, mentorship, coaching, and job readiness training

Key Dates:

  • Applications close June 22, 2022
  • Program begins July 18, 2022
  • Graduation and interviews with employers December 2022


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