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Public Interest Dependency Attorney - San Diego Location

Dependency Legal Services San Diego
San Diego, California 92108
  • Job Type
    Other, Law Firm Associate
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Our policies require all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with exemptions to legal exceptions.

Dependency Legal Services San Diego (DLSSD) seeks California attorneys who are committed to the fight for social justice, intellectually excited to defend the constitutionally protected relationship between parents and their children, and sufficiently resilient to engage in daily battle against the generational effects of poverty, racism, addiction, domestic violence, and mental health conditions. Attorney positions are available immediately. DLSSD attorneys go through a multi-tiered training period to prepare them for the stimulating and electric atmosphere of the North County (Vista) and Meadowlark (Kearny Mesa) courthouses. DLSSD attorneys have frequent client contact and litigate contested matters daily, protecting, and reunifying San Diego County's most vulnerable families. DLSSD offers competitive salary and benefits based on experience.

Staff Attorney’s duties include but are not limited to:

• Legal representation of parents in juvenile dependency proceedings in the San Diego Juvenile Courts. This duty includes in court and out of court representation of parents at all phases of dependency case proceedings.
• Attorneys are to establish and maintain an attorney-client relationship with their client.
• Attorneys are to conduct thorough, continuing, and independent investigations and interviews at every stage of the proceedings on behalf of their client. Attorneys shall utilize the services of law firm social workers and investigators, as necessary. Attorneys are to file pleadings, motions, responses, or objections as necessary on behalf of their client.

Ideal candidate would have previous public interest, experience, and/or criminal law experience. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter.

Cover letter and resume are required. If your resume contains little by the way of non-profit, public interest or social justice experience, please explain in your cover letter your interest in, and qualifications for, employment in the specific area of Parents’ Representation in Dependency Court.


Must have an active California State Bar license. 



  • Legal Services
Posted: 2022-06-02 Expires: 2022-07-02

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Public Interest Dependency Attorney - San Diego Location

Dependency Legal Services San Diego
San Diego, California 92108

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