Attorneys: Volunteer to Help Defend Vulnerable Tenants!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


301 Battery St, Floor 3San Francisco, CA 94111


The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) trains volunteer attorneys to represent low-income tenants facing eviction. The most vulnerable tenants often face homelessness if they lose their housing. Attorneys represent clients throughout their eviction proceedings and get excellent litigation experience. The procedures are the same as those in business litigation: discovery; motions; settlement; and sometimes trial.

Volunteering with JDC is a great way for attorneys to contribute to our community while gaining legal experience and learning landlord-tenant law. Volunteer attorneys receive training and mentoring from JDC’s Landlord-Tenant Supervising Attorney. Attorneys must take our free two-part CLE training in family law (4.5 hours online, followed by 1 hour in person). In exchange for the free CLE, volunteers commit to taking two cases in the next year.


  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Licensed to practice law in California

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