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Happy Girls

Children's Legal Services of San Diego 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. We are the court-appointed legal team for all youth who have an active dependency case in San Diego Juvenile Court.


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Client-centered – We value and actively listen to the voices of our clients and represent their unique, holistic needs. 

Zealous – We are courageous leaders in our advocacy for the protection of each child’s right to safety, stability and well-being.


Collaborative – We work as a team through meaningful dialogues and formalized partnerships, internally and externally, to achieve positive outcomes.


Compassionate – We provide culturally competent services and strive to achieve social justice and dignity for the most vulnerable.


Excellence – We exhibit quality legal representation by ensuring our staff are highly trained and practice with dedication and commitment.


Trustworthy – We gain the trust of our clients, partners and peers by consistently exhibiting knowledge and integrity.

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