Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney

SDVLP is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to support its Microbusiness and Nonprofit Support Project (MNSP). The MNSP provides legal services to low-income entrepreneurs and microbusinesses in San Diego County. The MNSP endeavors to strengthen and stabilize these businesses, to create wealth that can be reinvested in impoverished communities. In addition, the MNSP provides nonprofits 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 nonprofits regarding governance and other legal issues. Additional job duties include recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers, and performing community outreach and education. The MNSP Staff Attorney will also provide support for other SDVLP programs as needed.

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 jnelson@sdvlp.org. No phone calls please.
Salary range: $62K – $67K, depending on experience.