Law Students / Interns

Volunteer law students and interns will assist volunteer and staff attorneys in providing pro bono consultations and/or direct legal representation of veterans in need of legal services in a variety of legal practice areas.  They may be involved in conducting legal assessments, drafting of documents, research, locating resources, and full blown litigation with clients depending on the scope of your volunteer assignment.  All clients are undergoing aftercare services including mental health treatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs treatment facilities in San Diego County.  They are further assisted by peer support specialists, called Battle Buddies, in navigating their aftercare requirements.  Law students and interns will be part of a multidisciplinary team to clear obstacles and barriers to success as these clients resume life in the community once again.  Law students and interns will be be assisted by CVLTF staff, volunteer attorneys and paralegals.  All volunteering law students and interns will be supervised by the VLARC Supervising Attorney. 2L and 3L law students may apply for both pro bono hours and certified internships provided they have met the requirements for such with the California State Bar.  To verify prerequisites, please check with your law school.

To apply to become a volunteer paralegal please complete this application and return it to or mail to:

California Veterans Legal Task Force

c/o Volunteer Coordinator

3755 Avocado Blvd. #293

La Mesa, CA 91941

Once the application is received and reviewed, you will be contacted by our staff to schedule an orientation and complete any jail clearance paperwork required.