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CLSEPA is an equal employment opportunity employer. Please read our EEO Policy and Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation here.


Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) welcomes a diverse range of volunteers.

“We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.”

-Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer

We invite private attorneys and attorneys and paralegals from firms and in-house legal departments to take full-scope cases or to volunteer in our immigration, housing and reentry clinics.  All of our pro bono volunteers receive training and mentoring throughout a case and our clinics are supervised by expert attorneys.  We are a certified MCLE provider and also provide malpractice insurance for our pro bono volunteers. Check out our Pro Bono Year in Review for more background on how you can make a difference!

To receive regular emails about available cases, or for more information, please feel free to email us at

Internships and Fellowships

We welcome undergraduates throughout the year to work in our offices for academic credit.  Ideal candidates speak Spanish, are passionate about social justice, interested in non-profit work, detail-oriented, and prepared to work on a variety of tasks.  We provide supervision and mentorship but unfortunately, cannot provide financial support.

The Immigration Program’s hiring cycle dates for both undergrad interns and law student interns are: 
  1. Summer: Hiring May-June for internships mid-June thru August;
  2. Fall: Hiring August-September for internships September thru December;
  3. Winter quarter/Spring semester: Hiring November-December for internships January thru March/May

If you are interested, please send a CV describing why you want to intern with us and with which program, a list of 3 references, and a short (3-5 page) writing sample to  Make sure to let us know if you speak Spanish!  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.