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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 Clerkships

We welcome undergraduates throughout the year to work in our offices for academic credit.  Ideal candidates are bilingual (Spanish & English) and 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 mentor-ship but unfortunately, cannot provide any paid internships.

If you are interested, please send a CV describing why you want to intern with us and which program you would be interested in working with, a list of 3 references, and a short (3-5 page) writing sample to .  Make sure to let us know if you speak Spanish in your cover letter and to state in the subject line of the email what you are applying for (internship, clerkship, etc.) and your name. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.