Legal Opportunities

Updated as of November 17, 2021

Assistant Professor of Administrative Justice (Cyber Forensics)

Southwestern College is hiring a tenured-track professor of criminal justice. For more information follow the link below.

Presiding Administrative Law Judge

Department of General Services


Final Filing Date: 11/19/2021

For more information:

San Diego Superior Court’s Judicial Mentor Program

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021

The San Diego County Superior Court is launching its Judicial Mentor Program, which will pair sitting judges with potential judicial applicants to help them understand the start-to-finish process for appointment to vacant seats. The program is designed to encourage the development of a well-qualified and diverse judicial applicant pool with a varied background of legal practice areas.

For more information:

San Diego City Attorney’s Office

The Criminal Division is recruiting to fill a Deputy City Attorney (I, II, III and IV) position in the General Trial Unit.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here City Attorney’s Office Job Opportunities and apply online by Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Staff Attorney/Housing Shriver Project, Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Housing Staff Attorney must have demonstrated capacity to maintain a large caseload which includes high volume unlawful detainer and appellate work under the Shriver Project. For a more detailed description of the job, please follow this link:

San Diego Superior Court Judicial Mentor Program

The San Diego Superior Court is now accepting applications for its inaugural Judicial Mentor Program. Local attorneys will be paired with judges. Learn more and apply now:

Gruenberg Law

Seeking a Spanish speaking law clerk or entry-level attorney. For more information, contact Pamela Vallero at

San Diego City Attorney, Civil Litigation Division

They are seeking qualified, diverse candidates for our General Litigation and Land Use Litigation Units. For more information please follow this link.

Children’s Legal Services of San Diego

Children’s Legal Services of San Diego (CLSSD) protects and defends the rights of children and youth in the child welfare system through high-quality and compassionate legal representation. CLSSD is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that consists of four law firms, which are court-appointed to represent both minors and non-minor dependents in Juvenile Dependency Court within San Diego County.

We currently have a few full-time Staff Attorney and Coverage Attorney positions available. The posting can also be found on our website at

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.

See more at

Children’s Legal Services of San Diego

Children’s Legal Services of San Diego, Inc. (CLSSD) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation, which advocates for children and youth who are the subject of abuse and neglect proceedings in the San Diego County juvenile dependency court system. CLSSD, located in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego, is seeking a Full-Time Staff Attorney position. For more information, follow this link.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to JOELLEL@CLSSANDIEGO.ORG.

Casa Cornelia

It is an exciting new opportunity for professionals who would want to deepen their commitment to access to justice through public interest immigration law.  We invite those interested in working at a nonprofit law firm with unwavering commitment to the values of justice and compassion and check out the opportunities to assist undocumented unaccompanied children, and to work with an incredible team while making a real difference in people’s lives. 

Open Positions:
Director of Philanthropy
Director of Legal Support & Strategy

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.


Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under general direction, a Legal Research Attorney performs a variety of complex professional legal work, including research and consultation for judicial officers, court staff and litigants; provides legal support related to the work of Legal Services and programs within the Superior Court of Alameda County; and performs other related duties as assigned.

For more information, please visit this website:


On behalf of Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc. please see the following open positions:

Appellate Attorney
Trial Attorney

For more information, please visit their 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

Here are just a few of our opened positions. For our 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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