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Students providing pro bono services through the Community Law Project

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19, California Western’s Community Law Project's Clinics are now being conducted virtually. For an intake, please call (619) 780-7498.

The Community Law Project (CLP) provides free legal information in a variety of practice areas to low income and indigent communities in each of its four clinics spread throughout San Diego County.

The Community Law Project welcomes California Western law student volunteers and attorney volunteers. Law students work one-on-one with clients and volunteer attorneys in a variety of legal areas, according to their interests. This unique opportunity allows volunteer law students to experience the benefits of helping those in need while learning essential lawyering skills from experienced practitioners.

  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Housing and Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Public Benefits Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Tax Law

CLP also provides periodic workshops and presentations on topics of interest. Attorneys are frequently available for personal consultation following the workshops and presentations.

Law students who volunteer with CLP can deepen their understanding of public interest work and debrief their live client experiences through a classroom component taught by CLP's Executive Director, Dana Sisitsky, and Supervising Attorney Ted Janowsky.

To donate to the Community Law Project, click here.

Contact Us

For more information about the Community Law Project, site closures, how to volunteer, and for information about the CLP class, please visit their website at or contact our Executive Director, Dana Sisitsky at