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, which are court-appointed to represent both minors and non-minor dependents in Juvenile Dependency Court within and out San Diego County.
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.