Law Students/Paralegal

Law students and paralegals typically work in SDVLP's offices and clinics. To date, more than 480 law students have volunteered with SDVLP. In 2010 alone, 136 law students volunteered their time through SDVLP. These law students touch approximately 4,000 cases each year.

SDVLP offers paralegals the opportunity to utilize their legal training to assist low income residents with their legal issues. Paralegals may volunteer at legal clinics to support our staff and volunteer attorneys in pro bono matters. SDVLP has a particular need for Spanish speakers. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below with your availability and you will be contacted to further discuss how to get involved.

The more legal experience you obtain during your law school years, the more you will be in a position to market yourself to prospective employers. Participation in pro bono enables you to gain relevant legal experience, explore a variety of career paths, and network with practicing lawyers. While performing a much needed community service, you will enhance your professional development and ultimately become a better lawyer.

Melani Kushnir
Assistant Staff Counsel
ABA Center for Pro Bono

HOW TO APPLY

SDVLP offers law students an opportunity to gain practical legal skills while helping San Diego County’s low income community. SDVLP has in-office and clinic volunteer positions throughout the year. If working in-office, law students work closely with an SDVLP attorney in providing legal assistance to clients. Please note that space is limited for in-office volunteers. Law students are also encouraged to consider volunteering at SDVLP legal clinics to conduct legal intakes for individual SDVLP clients. SDVLP has a particular need for Spanish speakers.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form with your availability, and you will be contacted to further discuss how to get involved.

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