Our Services

The Community Law Project serves vulnerable, low income and sometimes homeless men, women and children.

Many 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 or enjoy one of the many services the church offers. Many of our City Heights clients are also parents whose children attend the schools the clinics are housed in.

CLP serves everyone who signs up on a first-come, first-served basis. After signing up, CLP volunteer law students conduct a client interview. A supervising attorney then either provides the client with advice, schedules the client for a future consultation with a specialty attorney or refers the client to an appropriate outside organization for assistance.

Spanish translation is always available.

Current Status of Clinics: Virtual Clinics through Zoom

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, all in-person Community Law Project (legal) clinics are closed. However, we will continue providing legal assistance through Zoom (video conferencing software). Once live clinic reopening dates have been determined, this information will be posted on our website at www.cwclp.org.  For emergency client situations, please email clp@cwsl.edu or call (619) 780–7498.

Debido a la emergencia sanitaria COVID-19, todas las clínicas legales del Proyecto de Derecho Comunitario (CLP) están físicamente cerradas. Sin embargo, continuaremos brindando asistencia legal a través de Zoom (software de videoconferencia). Una vez que se hayan determinado las fechas de reapertura de la clínica en vivo, esta información se publicará en nuestro sitio web en www.cwclp.org. Para ayuda con situaciones de emergencia, envíe un correo electrónico a clp@cwsl.edu o llame al (619) 780 -7498.

Legal Services Areas and Sample Legal Situations

Bankruptcy Law
  • Should I file for bankruptcy?
  • The collection agency has been calling me – what should I do?
Consumer Law
  • Someone owes me money – what should I do?
Criminal Law
  • I recieved a criminal citation – what should I do?
  • How do I get a misdemeanor conviction expunged?
Employment Law
  • I have been wrongly fired from my job – what should I do?
Estate Law
  • How do I create a will for myself?
Family Law
  • How do I file for divorce?
  • How do I get child support for my child?
Housing Law
  • How do I apply for Section 8 housing?
  • I received an eviction notice from my landlord, what should I do?
Immigration Law
  • Do I qualify for a green card?
  • Hw do I apply for US Citizenship?
Personal Injury Law

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Public Benefits Law
  • How do I sign up for MediCal or Medicare?
  • Am I eligible for any type of government assistance?
Tax Law

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