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We are stronger when we work together. Partner with us to help others.


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 Manager, 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

Immigration Attorney

Immigration Fellow

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