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Housing Attorney or Senior Housing Attorney

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


At CLSEPA, we welcome undergraduate interns who are currently enrolled in an accredited college program. We hire interns throughout the year to work in our offices mostly for academic credit.  Ideal candidates are passionate about social justice, interested in non-profit work, detail-oriented, and prepared to work on a variety of tasks. CLSEPA’s clientele is extremely diverse, and the majority of our clients are low-income persons of color. It is important that our staff work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with our clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. 

Here at CLSEPA, we strive to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. 

Undergraduates can apply for internships by completing the google form linked below: 

CLSEPA Intern Application

Fall Internships

Application Opens- Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, July 23th, 2021

  ** CLSEPA is no longer accepting undergrad applications for the Fall. We are only accepting legal law immigration interns and law clerks for housing. **

Winter/ Spring Internships

Application Opens- Monday, Aug 23rd, 2021

Application Deadline – Friday, Sept 17th, 2021 

Summer Internships

Application Opens- Monday, February 21st, 2022

Application Deadline – Friday, March 18th, 2022

The application process: 
  1. Complete the Google Form that’s linked above.  
  2. You will receive an email from our ProBono Coordinator with next steps if we find that you are a good fit for CLSEPA. 

If you have any questions or need help with the application process please email: