Legal Opportunities

Updated as of April 27, 2022

Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD), the largest poverty law firm serving San Diego County since 1953, has two openings for attorneys in the Consumer Protection Team. Attorneys will represent in all phases of litigation related to consumer protection law.

For more information, please follow this link.

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

SDVLP is seeking a Supervising Attorney (minimum of five years of family law experience) to lead our Family Law Team of talented and passionate advocates. The Supervising Attorney will work as an integral part of SDVLP’s leadership team to manage the day-to-day activities of our family law programs and court-based domestic violence restraining order clinics. Our team is collegial, supportive, and committed to providing top-quality legal services to indigent, vulnerable San Diegans. There is no billable hours requirement, and the position does not carry a case load.

For more information, please follow this link.

San Diego City Attorney’s Office – Deputy City Attorney (Criminal Division, General Trial Unit)

The San Diego City Attorney’s Office invites applications for the position of Deputy Civil Attorney (Criminal Division, General Trial Unit). Deputies prepare and prosecute misdemeanor criminal cases in the City of San Diego by handling a variety of motions, misdemeanor jury trials, and conducting legal research. Strong preference will be given to applicants with some courtroom experience, consistently demonstrating the experience and competence necessary to prosecute complex cases and who have tried cases to jury verdict.

For more information, please follow this link.

California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One

The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One in San Diego is currently recruiting talented attorneys to join its Central Staff.  A position on Central Staff offers a unique opportunity to think and write about emerging legal issues and work with respected jurists to draft proposed opinions in a wide variety of criminal, civil, and juvenile appeals. Litigation experience or a prior judicial clerkship are desirable, but a proven interest in legal writing and analysis, and a desire to contribute to the Judicial Branch are a must. The Court offers a generous compensation and benefits package, including opportunities for remote work and flexible scheduling.  To view the full job posting, please visit the Court’s career website and search for JOB ID 5558

Children’s Legal Services Staff Attorney

The Children’s Legal Services of San Diego (CLSSD) is seeking a full-time staff attorney to help fulfill its mission of protecting and defending the rights of children and youth in the child welfare system.

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Kids in Need of Defense KIND

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is hiring! Join KIND in one of their 11 offices across the U.S. or three offices in Mexico! KIND ensures that no child appears in U.S. immigration court without high quality legal representation.

We work to advance laws, policies, and practices that ensure children’s protection and uphold their right to due process and fundamental fairness; and we promote durable solutions in countries of origin, transit, and destination to child migration that are grounded in the best interests of the child and ensure that no child is forced to involuntarily migrate.

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Casa Cornelia

Casa Cornelia Law Center, a nonprofit law firm focused on providing pro bono legal services to immigrant victims of human and civil rights violations in San Diego, is recruiting for a Staff Attorney position in our Victims of Crime (VOC) program. We are expanding our VOC program.  The focus of the attorney will be to assist undocumented victims of crime, such as domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and other crimes with their immigration VAWA, U, and T VIsa petitions.  Such clients are especially vulnerable given their lack of status and the dire need to have access to justice. It is a great opportunity for that newer attorney to gain experience in this practice area while under the mentorship of a dedicated and passionate legal team.

Please go to careers page for more information on the positions and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

United States Attorney’s Office – Southern District of California

Multiple employment opportunities available in the Southern District of California, including Assistant U.S. Attorney, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Law Clerk Positions.

Please click here for more information.


Senator Feinstein’s committees are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for U.S. District Court Judge, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal positions in all four of California’s federal districts. Applicants are advised to apply now and not to wait for a vacancy to arise.

If you’re interested in being considered, please fill out an application form and send the application form together with supporting documents electronically to Mr. David S. Casey, Jr., Statewide Chair, Feinstein Judicial Advisory Process at He can also be reached by mail at 110 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101 or by phone at (619) 238-1811.

For more information follow this link.

Gruenberg Law

GRUENBERG LAW is a plaintiffs’ employment firm handling sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and other employment-related matters. The firm is looking for a Spanish-speaking 0-1-year attorney who is interested in employment law. For all applicants, please send resume and writing sample to Pamela Vallero at

Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr has numerous legal opportunities open across their offices. For more information, please visit this website,

Centro Legal De La Raza

Centro Legal has several job openings (click the link for more information):
Managing Attorney
Legal Assistant, Pro Bono
Temporary Legal Assistant
Temporary Senior Attorney
Temporary Supervising Attorney

They are looking for passionate, high-achieving professionals who profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of racial, economic and social justice. Their benefits package includes the following:
Medical Insurance, Dental, Vision
Paid Time Off
Paid Holidays
Commuter Check
Flexible Spending Account
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program

For a full list of opened positions, please visit us: Attached are the job descriptions for all of our openings. If you have any questions please contact

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