Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney

SDVLP is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to support its Micro-Business and Nonprofit Support Project (MNSP). The MNSP offers services to small businesses owned and operated by low-income individuals. Legal support will be provided in an effort to strengthen emerging and struggling enterprises. In addition, the MNSP provides small non-profits with legal assistance to strengthen their ability to serve disadvantaged populations. The MNSP Staff Attorney will provide legal counsel and assistance with all aspects of business formation, licensing, contracting, leasing and insurance, in addition to counseling non-profits regarding governance issues. Additional job duties include recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers, and performing community outreach and education.

Minimum qualifications include admission to practice law in California; a minimum of three years of experience, preferably in the areas of business and transactional law; the ability to relate to and advocate for SDVLP’s client community; and an understanding of the objectives and purposes of public interest law. Bilingual (Spanish) proficiency and prior public interest law experience strongly preferred. Resumes submitted that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Qualified applicants are requested to email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to resumes@sdvlp.org. No phone calls please.

Staff Attorney

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. (SDVLP) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to provide legal services to victims of domestic violence. The staff attorney will spend half of the week in a legal clinic setting at the El Cajon courthouse, and will spend the remaining half of the week in SDVLP’s main downtown office. The legal clinic assists domestic violence victims in completing and filing temporary restraining orders. In the main office, the staff attorney will provide representation to domestic violence victims in their family court matters. Additional job duties include recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers, and performing community outreach and education.

Minimum qualifications include admission to practice law in California; a minimum of two years of experience, preferably in the areas of family law and domestic violence; the ability to relate to and advocate for SDVLP’s client community; and an understanding of the objectives and purposes of public interest law. Bilingual (Spanish) proficiency and prior public interest law experience strongly preferred. Resumes submitted that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Qualified applicants are requested to email a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references to resumes@sdvlp.org. No phone calls please.