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Justice of the Peace 4-1

Grand Prairie Courthouse – 106 West Church Street, Suite 205, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(214) 751-4040 Main • (214) 751-4050 Fax
Office E-mail:
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday

Se Habla Español

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V Rules of Practice in Justice Court
Texas Rules of Evidence
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 15, Subchapter (E) - Venue - Suits Brought in Justice Court


If you’re interested in getting first-hand experience with the local court and justice system, apply today for the Dallas County Justice of the Peace 4-1 Court Internship.

Internship Details:

  • The internship will last for six weeks.
  • Open to high school juniors, seniors and local college students.
  • Internship will be part-time 3 days per week.

The internship program would consist of the following:

  • Interns will be assist to court clerks with a wide variety of tasks, including the processing and maintenance of court filings and records.
  • Observing court proceeding including jury selection and trials.
  • Post hearing, students will meet with Judge Jones to discuss any questions they have regarding the judicial process.
  • Touring court facility and meet with other city and county officials to discuss their roles in the community, particularly with the justice system.

School Credits:

The court internship is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) and unpaid. However, students can earn community service or class credit depending on the school’s policies.


The Program is competitive and draws interns from a highly qualified applicant pool. In general, interns should possess: demonstrated academic achievement; ability and willingness to work closely with others; flexibility; self-sustaining motivation and initiative; and impeccable trustworthiness, discretion, and maturity. Good judgment is critical.

Applications can be found in the table below.

File NameFile
How to Applyacrobat
Internship Application - Word Formatword icon
Internship Application - PDF Formatacrobat icon
Background Investigation Authorization Formacrobat
Year-Round Court Internship Programacrobat