The Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. (LASSD) has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Attorney for its Housing team under the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act Representation Project.  Project is high volume unlawful detainer and appellate work.  This position will be housed at our Midtown office.

Occupational Summary

Demonstrated capacity to maintain a large caseload which may include: Interviewing prospective clients; analyzing their legal problems; rendering legal advice; negotiation with opposing parties and agencies; preparing and submitting documents for clients; representing clients in various phases of litigation; attending community meetings; developing positive relationships with client communities; developing complex litigation; finding solutions to broader client problems through litigation; policy development or other strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a member of the California State and Federal Bars.
  • Must be able to relate to all segments of the client community and understand the objectives and purposes of poverty law.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, evidenced by submission of original legal written work.
  • Valid California Driver’s License, automobile and auto insurance.

Program Description:

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. (LASSD) is one of California’s leading public interest law offices and has been the primary legal aid program serving San Diego County for more than 60 years.  LASSD staff provides legal assistance in the areas of housing and community development, health, public benefits, immigration law, consumer protection law, family law, SSI advocacy, tax, conservatorships, and domestic violence.

Starting Salary:  $55,000 annually.  Excellent benefits. 

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates are chosen solely on merit without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Maricela Widmer, Senior Executive Assistant


You can apply online via our website at

No phone calls please

Housing Staff Attorney
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