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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Summer: Hiring May-June for internships mid-June thru August;
- Fall: Hiring August-September for internships September thru December;
- 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 email@example.com. Make sure to let us know if you speak Spanish! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.