Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) is the non-profit legal aid program serving low-income people, older adults and people with disabilities with civil legal matters in 23 Northern California counties. LSNC's mission is to provide quality legal services to empower the poor to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty within their communities efficiently and utilizing all available resources.

Current Opportunities for Legal Services of Northern California

Summer Law Clerk Program

Opportunity Type: Internship
Description: Each summer, LSNC hosts first and second year law students for 10-week internships based in one of 8 field offices or 2 special programs. Interns are exposed to the major legal problems facing low-income families and learn the practice skills necessary to work in public interest law. Following orientation, interns report to their assigned office, where they may be given a variety of responsibilities, including interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, working with community groups and conducting legal research on various issues facing the community. Each intern will be assigned to a mentor attorney in his or her office. The mentor attorney will guide the intern through the summer and supervise his or her legal work. All interns will have opportunities to work with other staff over the course of the internship. If an intern is working on a discrete project, the intern should plan to spend more than half of her or his time on the project and the remaining time on regular internship duties, which may include work in support of their mentor attorney's caseload.

Contact Information

Legal Services of Northern California
517 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814