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Volunteer

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 our Pro Bono Coordinator, Aileen Connolly, at aconnolly@clsepa.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.

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 aconnolly@clsepa.org.  Make sure to let us know if you speak Spanish!  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Opportunities

Immigration Advocate

Housing Attorney

Housing Fellow

Intake and Clinic Coordinator

Immigration Attorney

Immigration Fellow

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