Staff Attorney – Family Law

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San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.
July 15, 2021
1400 Broadway, San Diego, CA, San Diego, United States of America
Job Type
$75,000 - $80,000
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Jennifer Nelson
Contact Email


SDVLP is seeking a Staff Attorney (minimum of two years of family law experience) to join our Family Law Team of talented and passionate advocates. Our family law programs include the Vision for Justice Collaborative, which provides family law assistance to immigrant and refugee survivors of domestic violence, and our Shriver Custody Program, which provides legal assistance to low-income San Diegans in child custody cases.

Job duties include:

  • Providing advice and representation to low-income San Diegans in a variety of family law matters, including domestic violence, child custody, and divorce cases;
  • Mentoring, training, and supervising the work of pro bono attorneys providing representation for SDVLP matters;
  • Performing community outreach and education to the legal community and local social service providers;
  • Assisting in supervising the work of non-attorney staff.

Our team is collegial, supportive, and committed to providing top-quality legal services to indigent, vulnerable San Diegans. No billable hours requirement.

Minimum qualifications include admission to practice law in California, at least two years of family law experience, a commitment to SDVLP’s mission of connecting indigent clients with pro bono attorneys, excellent mentorship skills, and excellent communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish) oral and written communication skills is preferred. Salary range is $75,000 - $80,000. Medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and sick, annual leave, and holiday pay provided. SDVLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to . No phone calls please.

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