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Legal Aid Society of San Diego Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "Domestic Violence self-help clinic - great volunteer experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Legal Aid Society of San Diego as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of hands on experience starting immediately, with consistent supervision by staff attorneys. A great resource to network and learn basic legal skills (client intake, client interviews, filling out forms, writing declarations). Laid back work environment and attorneys and other volunteers were always available to help.

    Cons

    It is a walk-in clinic so some days there are no clinic participants and other days are packed.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management other than to keep recognizing clinic volunteers for hours volunteered!


  2. "Legal aid employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society of San Diego full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. This firm only requires 35 billable hours per week.

    Cons

    Not a great organization for career advancement


  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great work, good opportunities. It is rewarding work.

    Cons

    No downsides to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, interesting work.

    Cons

    Seems like it may be hard to advance.


  6. "Overall Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Legal Aid Society of San Diego full-time

    Pros

    This a a good company with a strong company culture where you will be placed in a situation to help others and feel good about your work. It really is run like a family and there is a strong focus on work-life balance and taking care of fellow employees. Benefits including sick leave, medical insurance, vacation, and paid holidays are excellent.

    Cons

    There is very little interaction between upper management and lower-level employees. Some management level attorneys have little or no knowledge about the day-to-day operations of specific programs and rarely interact with anyone other than senior attorneys and program managers. Performance reviews are almost non-existent and bonuses and raises are not individualized so there is little motivation to improve or excel. The only other con is to be expected in any non-profit job, which is low compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize performance excellence and obtain a better understanding of the daily operations of your programs including input from lower level employees.