EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking for committed and passionate advocates for San Diego’s children and foster youth.
If you are interested in applying to any of the positions listed below, please submit your resume in a PDF ATTACHMENT ONLY TO BE CONSIDERED. 
Thank you for your interest in CLSSD. 
We will contact you if we would like to schedule an interview.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

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 is dedicated to high quality, comprehensive legal representation. Our firms are court-appointed to represent both minors and non-minor dependents in Juvenile Dependency Courts in San Diego County. At CLS, diversity, in the fullest sense of the word, which includes not only race and ethnicity, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, and abilities, is valued.
 


 

STAFF ATTORNEY 
CLSSD, located in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego, is seeking a Full-Time Staff Attorney position. The Attorney is responsible for representing clients who range between the ages of 0-21 years old who are dependents of the juvenile courts in San Diego County. For children and youth under age 18, CLSSD Attorneys serve as their attorney and Guardian Ad Litem. Attorneys are required to comply with CLSSD’s visitation policies, which often require Attorneys to travel to visit their clients. The Attorney may be required to appear on cases in any of the courtrooms throughout San Diego County.

TO APPLY, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO JOELLEL@CLSSANDIEGO.ORG.




 

BILINGUAL INVESTIGATOR: Short-Term (Full-Time or Part-Time)
The primary responsibility of the Bilingual Investigator position is to provide support
CLS attorneys about our clients. Investigators visit clients in their home placements, at school, and other locations, to gather information from and about our clients. This includes information about the conditions of the home, health and safety concerns, developmental progress, medical and educational issues, service needs and family relationships. 


CLS Investigators should have a working knowledge of child abuse, child development, domestic violence, child sexual exploitation, substance abuse, and mental health issues. Investigators must have an ability to connect with children and gain their trust. They must be able to work with children of all ages, genders, religions, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and from all socioeconomic backgrounds. 

TO APPLY, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO JOELLEL@CLSSANDIEGO.ORG

PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME POSITION.

STAFF ATTORNEY

BILINGUAL INVESTIGATOR

Thank you for your interest in working at CLSSD.
If you are interested in applying to any of the positions listed above, please submit your resume and cover letter in a PDF ATTACHMENT ONLY TO BE CONSIDERED.  

POST BAR LAW CLERK

The Post Bar Law Clerk is under the supervision of an experienced CLSSD attorney. The Post Bar Law Clerk will have the opportunity to directly represent CLSSD’s clients in all aspects of their dependency court proceedings. This is a 14-week position beginning in August. Upon passage of the July 2022 Exam and admission to the California State Bar, the Post Bar Law Clerk will be considered for, but not guaranteed, employment with CLS if there are available positions.



TO APPLY, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO JOELLEL@CLSSANDIEGO.ORG

POST BAR LAW CLERK