Please check HERE for updated information about in person clinics. All CLP sites have been very busy. We may not be able to serve all clients that attend a clinic.

CLP will be closing its clinics from August 8th through August 19th for summer break. Our clinics will reopen on August 22nd. Updated information on clinic dates/times will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Making Community Justice
Our Project

The Community Law Project (CLP) provides legal advice to low-income and indigent members of the local San Diego community, while developing a commitment to public service in California Western students.

Need Legal Assistance?

All clinics are now LIVE!  Please see below for clinic locations and schedules.

Clinic Locations and Times

(Please check frequently for the most updated information.)

CITY HEIGHTS Rosa Parks Elementary School

4510 Landis Street
San Diego, CA 92105

Alternating Fridays 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Closed for summer. Reopens on September 2nd. 

CITY HEIGHTS Hoover High School

4474 El Cajon Blvd. 
San Diego, CA 92115                  *Please enter through the red gate on Highland Avenue.

 No public restrooms available.

Closed for summer. Reopens on August 30th. 

 

DOWNTOWN First Lutheran Church

1420 Third Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

Each Monday evening 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Closures on August 8th and August 15th.

 

NORTH PARK St. Luke’s Church

3725 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104

Alternating Fridays 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Upcoming dates:  August 5th; August 26th. 

Closures on August 11th and August 18th. 

 

SOLANA BEACH

St. Leo's Mission Church

936 Genevieve Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075

One Wednesday evening per month 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Upcoming dates: TBD

What is CLP?

CLP is a law student-run project which provides pro bono legal services to low income people in the greater San Diego area.

Who Does CLP Serve?

CLP serves low-income, vulnerable and sometimes homeless individuals by providing free legal advice, assistance navigating through complex social systems, and referrals to resources to build self-sufficiency and economic opportunity. CLP’s client base includes individuals who are homeless, disabled, immigrants, or otherwise without access to legal services.
The California Western Community Law Project works to provide sustainable and competent legal services to low-income and indigent members of the local community while advancing the profession of law.

Our Legal Service Areas Include

Family Law

Housing Law

Employment Law

Personal Injury Law

Criminal Law

Consumer Law

Bankruptcy Law

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Immigration Law

Estate Law

Testimonials

Since its inception in 2005, the Community Law Project has helped hundreds of low income people navigate their way through the complexities of our legal system. CLP’s clients, law student interns, volunteer attorneys and community members have all expressed the value of a program such as CLP to the San Diego Community.

“I don’t feel alone thanks to the law clinic. People have been so helpful, directing me where to go for needed services. I would otherwise have no idea where to go or who to call. Life is challenging for me, and I couldn’t do it alone without the help of the students and lawyers at the law clinic.”

“Virginia”

Client of CLP

“CLP has been a valuable and important resource with respect to the legal help they provided to my students…there are no words that can really say how important this resource is and how this clinic has played an important role in changing the lives of my students in a positive direction. CLP is worth its weight in gold to the San Diego community.”

Susanne Gonzalez

Job Developer at Associated Technical College

“CLP provides the community with a valuable resource for individuals with limited means to access justice through the legal system. As a local practitioner and CLP volunteer attorney, I not only enjoy the opportunity to mentor bright and energetic law students…,CLP is a common referral source for me to send individuals seeking legal assistance but who cannot afford to hire their own lawyer.”

David Wilkinson, Esq.,

Partner at Wilkinson & Finkbeiner

“It is very important for the community that we have economic resources. You have been a great help to me and I thank you…and thank you for providing an interpreter as that is essential for many people.”

“Miguel”

Client of the Community Law Project

“I came to the Community Law Project to gain exposure to many areas of law, but my experience turned out to be so much more. CLP gave me the opportunity to help real people find solutions to their legal problems. I am a better advocate because I learned to identify legal issues, ask the right questions, and recognize problems that crossover into other professional fields. Most importantly, CLP introduced me to a community of caring individuals who mirror the type of professional I aspire to one day be.”

Maria Costa

CLP Student Intern Alumni

Get in Touch. Get Legal Assistance.

Contact us at: CLP@cwsl.edu or Come visit us at one of our clinics.