Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Attorneys with active licenses to practice law in California may apply to volunteer if willing to commit to a minimum of 40 hours/week for 10 weeks. Opportunities will depend on experience and ability. How to apply: Applicants should contact Chief Assistant District Attorney Lisa O. Lyytikainen, via email, c/o Executive Assistant Cynthia M. Klante at Applicants should include a letter expressing their interest, including when they are available to volunteer, along with a resume.

Law students at any stage of their education are encouraged to apply. Students are typically assigned to work with attorneys prosecuting homicide, gang, narcotics, sexual assault, domestic violence, fraud and a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor cases including robberies, burglaries, assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism cases. A student may also be assigned to work in the writs and appeals unit, researching novel legal issues and writing pleadings and memoranda for distribution both within the District Attorney’s office and to local law enforcement agencies. Law students may be asked to assist in: Certification is not required but students who are certified are eligible to conduct evidentiary and law and motion hearings, including preliminary examinations, Penal Code section 995 motions, Miranda motions, and motions to suppress evidence. Certified law students appearing on the record in court are always accompanied by a supervising attorney. Training in how to conduct court…

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The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office provides services to thousands of victims every year and seeks qualified volunteers to make an important contribution to public safety and crime victims in Ventura County. Volunteer staff complete an initial 48 hours of training, which prepares them to assist victims with certain services, including obtaining a restraining order, emergency shelter placement, and court accompaniment. Volunteer training includes the following subject areas: Minimum Requirements: Victim Advocate Volunteers are coordinated by the Ventura County Family Justice CenterVolunteer opportunities include: If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please complete this application and send with your resume by email noting your interests to If you have questions, please call (805) 652-7655. Or return a completed application form to: Development & Outreach ManagerVentura County Family Justice Center3170 Loma Vista RoadVentura, CA 93009