University of San Diego School of Law Legal Clinics

Address

5998 Alcala Park
Barcelona 305
San Diego, CA 92110
United States

(619) 260 - 7470
Areas Served
San Diego County
Who We Are

USD Legal Clinics are funded by the University of San Diego and, in part, by grants from the State Bar of California and the U.S. Department of Treasury. Services are available to lower income individuals. Free legal assistance may be provided in these areas:

  • Appellate-Handles the entire appeal from start to finish - brief to oral argument.  These cases are referred from the pro bono panel at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Civil-Includes consumer issues, breach of contract, uninsured motorist defense, fraud and consumer debt collection disputes.
  • Education and Disability-Represents the parents of students with disabilities in cases ranging from IEP eligibility and services, placement, discipline and expulsions, 504 Plans, Early Start, Regional Center eligibility and services, and limited conservatorships.
  • Entrepreneurship-Provides transactional legal services for clients in high technology business startups and other emerging growth companies. Assists with key legal services needed by entrepreneurs, including structuring the business entity, financing regulations, drafting of investment and employment agreements, and protection of intellectual property.
  • Federal Tax-Represents lower-income taxpayers who have disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in matters such as collection action, audits, earned income tax credits and offers in compromise. Make appearances at U.S. Tax Court.
  • Immigration-Offers assistance for immigration-related problems including immigrating family members, naturalization and deportation. Provides legal information, consultation and opportunity for representation in Deferred Actions.
  • State Income Tax-The "Taxpayer Appeals Assistance Program" is a joint effort between the USD Legal Clinics and the California State Board of Equalization (BOE). Under supervision of an attorney from the BOE's Taxpayer Rights Advocate Office, students assist taxpayers with state income tax disputes against the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB).
  • State Sales and Use Tax-This clinic is a joint effort between USD Legal Clinics and the California State Board of Equalization (BOE). Under the supervision of an attorney from the BOE's Taxpayers' Rights Advocate Office, students will represent clients who are appealing California Sales and Use Tax determinations.
  • Veterans Clinic-Provides free legal assistance to veterans, limited to disputes with for-profit institutions over the use of GI Bill funds and predatory lending, discharge upgrades, and VA Disability Claims appeals. Legal services range from advice to identification of potential claims to representation of veterans in litigation, arbitration and before governmental review boards.
  • Workers' Rights-Assists lower-income workers with a variety of employment law issues including employee rights, discrimination, medical leave, workplace safety, unpaid wages, unemployment benefits, harassment, and wrongful termination.

 

Unfortunately, there is no assistance with:
 
Adoptions
Bankruptcy
Collections
Constitutional Rights Issues
Criminal Matters
Estate Planning/Probate
Family law/Dissolution of marriage
Malpractice-Medical or Legal
Patents
Personal Injury
Preparation of Tax Returns
Real Estate/Real Property
Small Claims
SSI Appeals
Accessibility
This organization is accessible by wheelchair
Eligibility
Community Groups
Homeless
Medicaid Eligible
Mentally Ill
Other
Over 60
Person living with HIV/AIDS
Person with Disabilities
Related to person living with HIV/AIDS
Survivor of Domestic Violence
U.S. Citizen or Documented Immigrant
Under 18
Organization Type
Legal Aid
Spoken Languages
Spanish / Español
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