LAE needs volunteers to support its mission of protecting San Francisco's most vulnerable. We have opportunities for those seeking a future career in public interest law and for those that have skills to increase our effectiveness.
LAE welcomes pro bono attorneys to work with us. Pro bono attorneys primarily work in our Housing, Consumer Debt Defense and End of Life Planning units.
LAE interns are an integral part of our staff that have significant, hands-on responsibilities along with training and support. See below for more information about internships.
For those with digital skills that want to do some high-impact work for San Francisco's elderly and disabled, LAE needs you.
In addition, we often enter eviction lawsuits at critical moments in the procedural process when clients have defaulted and evictions are imminent. This work requires the immediate filing of motions and ex parte applications. Court Certified students are able to make these appearances and argue these motions. We also work closely with community social workers and medical professionals around disability rights and requests for reasonable accommodations for housing retention.
In addition to Eviction Defense/Housing, our primary practice areas are Income Support, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health, End of Life Planning and Debt Collection Defense. Interns may be able to work on other cases on a limited basis.
LAE also welcomes applications from third-year law students/law school graduates seeing fellowship sponsors.
Paralegal Interns also have the opportunity to participate in weekly case review meetings and conduct intake interviews and factual investigation of new cases.