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SF City Attorney’s Office

Imagine a public interest law firm with significant resources, outstanding attorneys, and standing to bring suits that most public interest groups cannot bring without costly class-action litigation. With a long history of engaging in civil law enforcement and public policy litigation, the San Francisco City Attorney's Office deploys top-flight lawyers to pursue affirmative litigation on behalf of the people of San Francisco and California. Yale students work with deputy city attorneys on the Affirmative Litigation Task Force through every stage of the litigation process, from brainstorming possible suits to filing complaints to motions practice.

Learn more about the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office’s major public interest cases.

Learn about the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office summer internship program.

Read a profile of Molly Alarcon ’15, who joined SFALP as a law student and went on to join the Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. She now supervises SFALP students!

Read a profile of Mollie Lee ’06, San Francisco Deputy City Attorney.