Employment Opportunities


Staff Attorney - El Cajon DVRO Clinic

SDVLP is seeking a part-time Staff Attorney to work approximately 18 to 20 hours each week. The Staff Attorney will provide legal services to victims of domestic violence in a legal clinic setting in the El Cajon courthouse.  The legal clinic assists domestic violence victims, who are unrepresented by counsel, in completing and filing temporary restraining orders.  Additional job duties include providing direct client services, recruiting, training and mentoring volunteers, and performing community outreach and education.  

Minimum qualifications include admission to practice law in California; previous legal experience working with domestic violence victims; bilingual (Spanish) proficiency; the ability to relate to and advocate for SDVLP’s client community; and an understanding of the objectives and purposes of public interest law.  Resumes submitted that do not meet these minimum qualifications will not be considered. Qualified applicants are requested to email a cover letter, resume and references to kjacobs@sdvlp.org.  No phone calls please.

Pro Bono Coordinator (San Diego)

We are seeking a Pro Bono Coordinator to work as an integral part of our leadership team. 

The Pro Bono Coordinator will be responsible for developing and managing a wide range of volunteer projects, recruiting legal volunteers, directing the placement of pro bono cases, developing pro bono recruitment and training materials, developing partnership opportunities with law firms and in-house law departments, law schools, bar associations and the judiciary, as well as supervising staff and volunteers. The Coordinator is also responsible for ensuring and safeguarding the integrity of SDVLP's volunteer and client database files through the development and application of quality control procedures. Independent and responsible judgment and initiative are required in all facets of the position. 

The minimum job qualifications include: membership in the California Bar; a minimum of seven years as a practicing attorney, including substantial litigation experience; knowledge of or experience with the non-profit civil legal assistance system and pro bono delivery models and issues; demonstrated organizational, administrative and technological skills, including knowledge of basic computer and database programs; proven experience in supervision and mentoring of less experienced attorneys, law students, and support staff; a demonstrated commitment to serve disadvantaged and needy individuals and families; knowledge of non-profit public interest law practice; ability to communicate effectively with clients, staff, community organizations, public officials, law firms and volunteer attorneys; excellent interpersonal/management skills; and the ability to project a favorable image of the organization in public relations activities, resulting in widespread community support and a positive reputation. 

This is a full time position and the compensation package includes paid time off and holidays; accrued sick leave; medical, dental and vision benefits, and a 401(k) retirement plan. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to resume@sdvlp.org. This position is open until filled.

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