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Overview of Employers:
- Affordable Housing Advocates
- California Innocence Project
- California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
- Casa Cornelia
- Center for Community Solutions
- County of San Diego Superior Court, Office of the Family Law Facilitator
- Crawford Legal Institute & Mentorship Bond (CLIMB)
- Elder Law & Advocacy
- Employee Rights Center
- Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
- Girls Think Tank
- Legal Aid Society of San Diego
- National Family Justice Center Alliance
- Ochoa Legal Group
- San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program
- SAY San Diego Teen Court
- Unitarian Universal Refugee and Immigration Services and Education, Inc. (UURISE)
- U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California
- United States Marine Corp, Judge Advocate General (USMC JAG)
- Utility Consumers' Action Network
- Voices for Children
We provide free legal services to low income tenants in individual and impact affordable housing and tenants' rights cases.
AHA is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation and a qualified legal services project, supported in part by grants from the State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Program.
Our website contains information on when and how to apply for clerkships and internships. Please have students visit www.affordablehousingadvocates.org.
The California Innocence Project (CIP) is a law school clinical program at California Western School of Law. CIP provides pro bono legal assistance to inmates in cases where DNA testing of evidence or discovery of new non-DNA evidence can yield conclusive proof of innocence. The Project has successfully fought to reverse the convictions of 11 innocent men in California who collectively served a total of more than 100 years in prison.
CIP hires volunteers to work in its office during each trimester. This is a valuable experience for anyone interested in criminal law or post-conviction law. Hours are flexible (5-35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).
Primary duties are to:
• Evaluate the correspondence and questionnaires from inmates so that CIP can respond appropriately.
• Write evaluative memoranda summarizing case files and recommending whether or not CIP should continue to investigate the claim on grounds of factual innocence.
• Assist CIP staff with legal research.
The California Innocence Project is a law school clinical program dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates and providing an outstanding educational experience to the students enrolled in the clinic. Students work alongside CIP staff attorneys on cases where there is strong evidence of factual innocence. Our work protects the integrity of the justice system and seeks to provide justice for all.
Founded in 1999 at California Western School of Law, the California Innocence Project (CIP) reviews more than 2,000 claims of innocence from California inmates each year.
Labor/Employment (wage and hour, discrimination, health and safety); Housing Discrimination; Public Benefits (Social Security, State Unemployment and Disability Insurance).
Founded in 1966, CRLA’s mission is to fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited communities of our society. Through a network of 21 regional offices and cross-cutting programs, CRLA provides legal services to over 40,000 low-income people annually. Our work impacts farmworkers, individuals with disabilities, immigrant populations, LGBT communities, women, children and families in rural areas.
Immigration Law with an emphasis on asylum seekers, immigrant victims of domestic violence and other serious crimes, and unaccompanied children.
Casa Cornelia Law Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights abuses.
• Temporary restraining orders and Permanent Restraining Orders
• Custody issues, including mediation and hearing preparation
• Limited in-court representation
• Preparation for court appearances
• Confidential name changes
• Safe At Home confidential address applications
Center for Community Solutions (CCS) is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit in San Diego County. The CCS mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. Its vision is for all people to live full, free, expressive, and empowered lives in a safe, healthy, vibrant, and peaceful community.
CCS offers Prevention & Education as well as the following healing and support services: Advocacy, Legal, Counseling, Hotline, Shelters, Transitional Housing.
Family Law and cases with the San Diego County Dept. of Child Support Services
One on one assistance to self represented litigants (SRLs) with family law issues. Responsibilities include: review and analysis of SRL court files, interviewing SRLs, providing information about family law and court procedures and processes, assistance in the preparation of court forms and motions. Locations: Family Court in downtown San Diego, Madge Bradley Family Law Annex in downtown San Diego, County Courthouse in downtown San Diego, East County Courthouse, South County Courthouse, and North County Courthouse.
Attorneys of Senior Legal Services are able to advise about a wide range of legal issues, including financial elder abuse, landlord/tenant problems, contractual disputes, consumer issues, and benefits problems. We are also able to prepare some documents such as simple wills, Advance Healthcare Directives, and Powers of Attorney.
Elder Law & Advocacy's Senior Legal Services provides free legal services to residents of San Diego over the age of 60. The basic service provided to our senior population consists of a 30 minute counsel and advice session with an attorney licensed in the State of California.
Senior Legal Services employs 4 attorneys that cover, respectively, Metro, South Bay, East County, and North County. Collectively the Legal Services attorneys see over 4000 new clients each year.
Indigent Criminal Defense
We are the federal version of Public Defenders. We defend individuals accused of committing a federal crime who cannot afford to hire their own counsel.
Domestic Violence and Civil TROs
Legal Aid is available to low income individuals & disadvantaged communities for a variety of legal problems, including consumer, family disputes, welfare and health benefits, immigration and poverty law issues such as landlord/tenant disputes, disability support and family benefits payments.
Family Law - domestic violence restraining orders
The FJC Legal Network provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence at the San Diego Family Justice Center. Applications are filed electronically with the San Diego Superior Court which relieves the victim of having to go to the courthouse to obtain legal protection. Free child care is provided along with safety planning and advocacy services.
Currently, the Legal Network offers:
• Help in filing a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
• Court Preparation
• Court Support (Legal Network Clients only)
• Limited Court Representation (Legal Network Clients only)
• Safe at Home
• Support After Hearing
Ochoa Legal Group is dedicated to representing labor unions and individual workers exclusively. Our practice areas include:
Traditional Labor Law
Public Sector Labor Law
General/In-House Counsel to Unions
Wage & Hour Law
Prevailing Wage Litigation
Project Labor Agreements
Class Actions and PAGA Claims
Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
Workplace Privacy Rights
First Amendment & Civil Disobedience Defense
Ochoa Legal Group is a full-service labor and employment law firm dedicated to defending, advancing and supporting the rights of workers and their unions. The law firm is proudly affiliated with the AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee, a national network of union-side attorneys. Our lawyers are passionate about working for social and economic justice.
Pro bono legal service and community service is an integral part of Ochoa Legal Group’s philosophy and commitment to the local community. Our lawyers provide diverse pro bono legal assistance to people and institutions of limited means, and support broader public interest law efforts to ensure all people have equal access to the legal system.
Civil Harassment Project
Domestic Violence Project
Family Law Project
Education Law Project
HIV/AIDS Legal Services Project
Immigration for Foster Youth Project
Unlawful Detainer Project
SDVLP provides free legal services to indigent and other disadvantaged people in San Diego County in the above practice areas.
Juvenile Diversion program that offers alternative sentencing by a jury of peers for first time misdmeanor offenses.
Teen Court is part of SAY San Diego's Juvenile Diversion programming. We work with juvenile offenders and high school volunteers to provide an alternative to the traditional Juvenile Court system.
Immigration and Naturalization
UURISE provides affordable, trustworthy legal immigration counseling, representation and resettlement services to marginalized immigrants and refugees, and presents educational advocacy to the larger community.
Criminal and Civil
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California is one of the largest in the country. This office prosecutes federal crimes and defends the interests of the United States Government in civil cases. The Southern District of California encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties and includes a branch office located in El Centro, California.
A typical day for an intern would be fielding calls from consumers who dispute bills and services from telephone, cable or internet service providers, and then calling company representatives trying to obtain relief for consumers with disputes. Then an intern would help prepare and write protests, responses and/or a brief in UCAN cases before the California Public Utilities Commission, and then perhaps end the day by helping draft a Public Records Act request to a local governmental agency seeking information on rates and charges billed to their customers.
UCAN has represented the interests of San Diego County utility customers since 1983. UCAN focuses its efforts on the rates and services of San Diego Gas and Electric Company, telecommunications utilities and the City of San Diego Water Department. We do this by intervening in legal proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), by supporting litigation in court cases, and by helping individual utility customers with problems they are having with their utility bills and services.
UCAN advocates on behalf of San Diego area utility consumers. UCAN focuses primarily on electricity and natural gas utilities, municipal and private water utilities, and telecommunications companies.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Voices for Children advocates for foster youth through a network of trained volunteers who are empowered by the court to become experts about their case children.
By developing a one-on-one relationship with their appointed child they are able to understand their concerns and fears, and in many instances they are the only stable and consistent adult presence in the life of a foster child. Much more than just a mentor, volunteers also make recommendations to the court on the best course of action for the child.