Open Door Legal Services – Legal Clinic Volunteer

Position: Clinic volunteer
Open to: All law students
Time Commitment: Summer or during the school year. 2-hour orientation (scheduled when convenient for you), then flexible depending on your availability (clinics last 2-3 hours and you can volunteer for as many or as few as you like)
Location: Downtown Seattle or Bellevue
Type of Supervision: Supervision provided by an attorney
Application process: email David Mace at All volunteers must be in agreement with Union Gospel Mission’s statement of faith.
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Contact: David Mace, Managing Attorney – Open Door Legal Services,, 206-682-4642

Law students are needed to help staff weekly clinics, which occur on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.  This is a minimal commitment – orientation is about 2 hours and can be scheduled around the student’s schedule.  Clinics last 2-3 hours, and students can volunteer for as many or as few as they like.  Even once or twice a semester or during summer is helpful.  Students may choose to help with client meetings or with follow up research/investigation of cases (or both).  Most cases involve court fines or re-licensing issues, criminal warrants, family law, immigration or child support.