Pursuing
JUSTICE

Transforming
LIVES

Pursuing
JUSTICE

Transforming
LIVES

Pursuing
JUSTICE

Transforming
LIVES

SDVLP

SDVLP

Mission

To provide equal access to the justice system by serving as a bridge between indigent and other disadvantaged people in San Diego County and the volunteer lawyers and others who are willing to donate their time and resources.

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Vision

That all people in San Diego County enjoy equal justice and access to legal services without regard to economic status.

Mission

To provide equal access to the justice system by serving as a bridge between indigent and other disadvantaged people in San Diego County and the volunteer lawyers and others who are willing to donate their time and resources.

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Vision

That all people in San Diego County enjoy equal justice and access to legal services without regard to economic status.

“Thank you so much to everyone for making me feel safe, comfortable and at ease. I’ve been in despair about my situation, and all of the volunteers were amazing, helpful and encouraging. I’m leaving with a renewed hope for the future.”

SDVLP CLIENT

“I volunteer at SDVLP because I can apply my legal skills directly to people who need it most. I chose the Guardianship Clinic because I have the utmost respect for those willing to parent children who are not their own, but that desperately need a parent in their life.”

Debbie Huennekens, LEGAL VOLUNTEER

“This service is a godsend. Everyone here is compassionate, knowledgeable, and they get the job done.”

GUARDIANSHIP CLIENT

“At a time when confusion makes it hard to focus, the straightforward explanations and instructions I received at the clinic made an incredibly difficult circumstance possible to overcome.”

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLIENT

“I was hours away from losing my home. The volunteers and staff helped me with paperwork that I never in a million years could have prepared in time. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You literally kept a roof over my head. You folks are heroes.”

UNLAWFUL DETAINER CLINIC CLIENT

“Thank you so much to everyone for making me feel safe, comfortable and at ease. I’ve been in despair about my situation, and all of the volunteers were amazing, helpful and encouraging. I’m leaving with a renewed hope for the future.”

SDVLP CLIENT

“I volunteer at SDVLP because I can apply my legal skills directly to people who need it most. I chose the Guardianship Clinic because I have the utmost respect for those willing to parent children who are not their own, but that desperately need a parent in their life.”

Debbie Huennekens, LEGAL VOLUNTEER

“This service is a godsend. Everyone here is compassionate, knowledgeable, and they get the job done.”

GUARDIANSHIP CLIENT

“At a time when confusion makes it hard to focus, the straightforward explanations and instructions I received at the clinic made an incredibly difficult circumstance possible to overcome.”

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLIENT

“I was hours away from losing my home. The volunteers and staff helped me with paperwork that I never in a million years could have prepared in time. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You literally kept a roof over my head. You folks are heroes.”

UNLAWFUL DETAINER CLINIC CLIENT

SERVICES

SERVICES

Our Services

Family Law

SDVLP’s family law programs provide legal services to low-income San Diegans who need assistance with various family law and domestic violence issues. Scroll down for information about our programs and eligibility requirements.

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Microbusiness and Nonprofit Support Program

SDVLP’s Microbusiness and Nonprofit Support Program (“MNSP”) provides legal services to low-income entrepreneurs and microbusinesses in San Diego, as well as to nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to serve disadvantaged, low-income San Diegans.

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Restraining Orders

All those in need of assistance filing a restraining order can walk in and receive help from our clinic staff and volunteers.

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Landlord / Tenant

North County Unlawful Detainer Clinic provides legal information to litigants in residential unlawful detainer cases.

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Children & Youth Law

SDVLP works with Child Welfare Services to facilitate the placement of at-risk children in the homes of loving relatives and family friends.

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HIV / AIDS Legal Services

SDVLP provides comprehensive legal services to HIV positive individuals who meet certain income requirements. SDVLP does not handle criminal matters or fee-generating cases, such as personal injury actions. Staff and volunteer attorneys provide assistance in a variety of areas.

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Vision for Justice Collaborative

The Vision for Justice Collaborative (VJC) helps immigrants and refugees, who are victims of crime, with civil legal issues that arise as a result of the crime.

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JUSTICE
FOR ALL

CAMPAIGN

Help us provide much-needed legal assistance to vulnerable, low-income San Diegans.

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JUSTICE
FOR ALL

CAMPAIGN

Help us provide much-needed legal assistance to vulnerable, low-income San Diegans.

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteer

SDVLP relies upon volunteers like you. Whether you are a law firm, lawyer, law student or paralegal, you have the ability to change a life. Any amount of time you can give makes a difference.

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteer

SDVLP relies upon volunteers like you. Whether you are a law firm, lawyer, law student or paralegal, you have the ability to change a life. Any amount of time you can give makes a difference.

Register to Volunteer

DONATE

DONATE

Donate

A gift to San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. is an investment in the community. SDVLP assists more than 5,000 low-income individuals yearly with needed legal assistance by coordinating over 3,000 volunteer attorneys in the San Diego County area.

Make a Donation

Donate

A gift to San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc. is an investment in the community. SDVLP assists more than 5,000 low-income individuals yearly with needed legal assistance by coordinating over 3,000 volunteer attorneys in the San Diego County area.

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