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The Nonprofit & Small Business Law Clinic

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Non-Profit & Small Business Law Clinic provides legal assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations and small businesses that stimulate economic growth in communities of need throughout San Diego County. The clinic’s goal is to strengthen individual and community infrastructure. The clinic has a wide range of clients but prioritizes assisting those who are unemployed, under-employed or are based in low-income communities.

To seek clinic services a potential client should have an existing business or a well-developed business plan. Because the clinic serves as a training ground for law students, clients must be willing to work with law students and accept the delays inherent in an academic calendar. 

The clinic is transactional and thus does not represent clients in court. 

In order to qualify for representation, a potential client will be required to make financial disclosures on a Request for Services Form. If you have questions about eligibility or services offered please contact the clinic administrator at 619.961.4382 or

“The non-profit clinic gave me a remarkable opportunity to work closely with and learn from a licensed tax attorney. Working in the clinic has provided insight into what to expect when working in a law firm atmosphere and using law firm systems. From tracking billable hours, managing client files, and communicating with government agencies, these real-world experiences prepared me to excel in my internships and set me up for lawyering success. Most valuably, through my experience in the clinic, I discovered the area of law I want to practice after I graduate.”

Daylen Siseroz, Alumnus ’23