The Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc. has been incorporated since 1953. Among the original board members were Edgar Luce, Ferdinand T. Fletcher, Richard K. Kahle, Olney R. Thorn, Duane J. Carnes, Gerald C. Thomas, Peggy S. Holliday, Renwick Thompson, Leon W. Scales, David H. Thompson, Charles E. Karpinski, John M. Cranston, Maurice James, Barbara Cory and Leroy Wright.
We have a proud tradition of having volunteers provide much needed legal services to those within our communites who need it most.
We welcome a full range of volunteers (of all educationl and experience backgrounds) who can help us to achieve our mission of providing high quality legal services for those in need throughout San Diego County.
Last year alone, Attorneys, law students and volunteers of all types provided almost 18,000 hours towards cases and services that ranged from helping domestic violence survivors get restraining orders to helping a disabled child's family get the benefits they need to help support that child.
You can continue to help provide those services to those in need by getting involved and volunteering with our organization through our Pro Bono Program.
We have many volunteer opportunities.
Attorneys: There are opportunities to gain experience in areas of laws you may have wanted to experience or you are looking to take a case in an area of law you are working in, provide training, or mentoring opportunities.
Recently Retired Attorneys: The State Bar's Pro Bono Practice Program (PBP Program), previously known as the Emeritus Attorney Pro Bono Program, affords opportunities for retired attorneys, as well as those who are taking a temporary break from the active practice of law, to assist low-income Californians on a pro bono basis.
Post Bar Graduates: While waiting for bar results, you can gain practical experience by volunteering.
Other volunteers: Bring your unique experience in helping us provide services to our clients.
If you are not able to volunteer, you can always donate and help Legal Aid Society of San Diego, to continue helping those in need.