What is our process? 

The Community Law Project serves vulnerable, low-income, and sometimes homeless men, women, and children. Several of our Downtown clients partake in the free Monday evening meal served at First Lutheran Church or utilize our partners’ medical and social services. Many of our Solana Beach clients are members of the St. Leo Mission Church and enjoy one of the many services the church offers. Our City Heights clients are also parents whose children attend the schools the clinics are housed in.

CLP serves community members on a first come, first-served basis. After signing up, CLP student volunteers will meet with clients to discuss the client’s particular legal issue. The student will also meet with an onsite supervising attorney to discuss the client’s needs and any potential solutions to the client’s issue. The attorney will either provide the client with advice, schedule the client for a future consultation with a specialty attorney, or refers the client to an appropriate outside organization for further assistance.

Spanish translation is always available.