Legal Opportunities

Updated as of February 17, 2021

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.

Ballard Spahr

Ballard Spahr has the following opportunities available throughout the United States. Please click on the links below for more information:

County of San Diego

The County of San Diego is now recruiting for candidates to apply for Chief Probation Officer. Interested candidates must apply on the County of San Diego’s public job website by February 20, 2021. Click here for more information.

Casa Cornelia

We have job openings in our Children’s Program. 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:
Legal Assistant – Children’s Program
Staff Attorney – Children’s Program

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

Federal Public Defender – Central District of California

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for full-time attorney positions in its trial unit, stationed in Los Angeles, California.

The application deadline is February 19, 2021. Please click here for more information.

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.

Executive Director Search – Lawyers Club of San Diego

Lawyers Club of San Diego is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The primary responsibility of the Executive Director (“ED”) is to partner with and support the President and Board in the operation of LC.

Please read the complete description for this position here. Any questions can be sent to

Lawyers Club of San Diego (“LC”) is a pro-choice feminist bar association organized in 1972 with the mission to advance the status of women in the law and society. LC is a member-driven volunteer bar organization. The Board of Directors (“Board”), led by the President, sets policy and practices.


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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