Join the California legal aid community! LAAC posts all job openings at our member programs, and we want to help get the word out on amazing opportunities to make a difference in the lives of low-income Californians.

Job postings are free for members of the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC). Organizations that are not LAAC members may post jobs for $75 each, or $250 for unlimited postings for a year. All postings must be related to public interest legal work. Requests from organizations that are not LAAC members will be considered by LAAC leadership on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact Meagan Clark at MClark@LAACOnline.org to arrange for payment and posting. Please provide all postings in Microsoft Word format. Postings will remain active for up to three months, unless otherwise indicated.


Senior Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Women’s Law Center (CWLC)
September 22, 2022

CWLC seeks an energetic self-starter who will help formulate and implement CWLC’s strategies to secure justice for women and girls. The Senior Staff Attorney is an exempt, full-time position who reports directly to the Executive Director.

Executive Director

Bay AreaFamily Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
September 19, 2022

FVAP is seeking a social justice minded individual committed to working on behalf of survivors of gender-based violence and their children. They will be a bold thinker who’s passionate about systems change and a skilled communicator who can inspire people to join their movement. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will bring a vast array of skills, experiences, and viewpoints to aid and serve FVAP’s diverse communities and compassionately lead and empower a mid-sized nonprofit team of 18, which consists of program, administrative, finance, development, and communication staff to ensure a strong organizational infrastructure.

Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor- Clean Slate Practice/Homelessness

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
September 19, 2022

The Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor for the Homelessness sub-unit of the Clean Slate Practice provides representation and advocacy on behalf of unhoused residents of the East Bay Area and trains and supervises law student interns. The position requires a strong community-centered legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience designing and implementing new legal advocacy practices, experience in civil impact litigation and criminal law, interest in training law students, and a passion for working with low-income people impacted by the criminalization of poverty and contact with the criminal justice system. The Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor will join our eight-member Clean Slate Unit, which includes a Program Director, four Staff Attorneys, two Program Coordinators, and one Legal Fellow.

Disability Civil Rights Staff Attorney- Updated Salary Scale- Open Until Filled

Bay AreaDisability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
September 19, 2022

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) in Berkeley, California seeks an attorney with one to eight years of experience to help develop and litigate cutting edge cases that advance the rights of people with disabilities, and to support DREDF’s advocacy work in advancing civil rights and liberties for disabled people.

Operations Associate (Temp to Perm)

Bay AreaEviction Defense Collaborative
September 19, 2022

Reporting Directly to the Operations Office Manager, the Temp Operations Associate is an integral part of the EDC team providing support in daily operations matters to ensure that EDC achieves its objectives and runs smoothly. This position will work closely with employees in all departments. Because we strive to be barrier-free and client-centered, the position requires individuals who truly enjoy working with people, have the skills, and can work effectively in a collegial and fast-paced environment.

Senior Grants Writer

Bay AreaEviction Defense Collaborative
September 19, 2022

The Senior Grant Writer plays an integral role in the Development team’s fund development work. Working closely with EDC’s Grants Manager, they assist in the management of a diverse portfolio of government, corporate and foundation grants. The Senior Grant Writer is responsible for drafting funding proposals, narrative grant reports, project budgets, and all writing associated with EDC’s grants. The Senior Grant Writer should have a strong background and successful track record in grant cultivation and in stewarding grant proposals, (including government RFPs) through the entire grant application and submittal process. The ideal candidate will have outstanding writing, communication and project management skills. Because we strive to be barrier-free and client-centered, the position requires individuals who truly enjoy working with people, have the skills, and can work effectively in a collegial and fast paced environment.

Finance Associate

Bay AreaEviction Defense Collaborative
September 19, 2022

The Finance Associate is an integral part of the admin team and EDC’s Right to Counsel services. The Finance Associate is responsible for providing finance-related administrative support for the successful oversight and implementation of San Francisco Tenant Right to Counsel. A significant portion of the Finance Associates’ time will be spent providing bookkeeper support to the Finance Manager. Because we strive to be barrier-free and client-centered, the position requires individuals who truly enjoy working with people, have the skills and capacity to respond in an empathetic and respectful way to clients who are often in crisis, and can work effectively in a collegial and fast paced environment.

Senior Paralegal

Bay AreaEviction Defense Collaborative
September 13, 2022

The Litigation Paralegal (Paralegal) is an integral part of the Right to Counsel Program that assists Litigation attorneys in the course of their representation of tenants facing eviction. Because we strive to be barrier-free and client-centered, the position requires individuals who truly enjoy working with people, have the skills and capacity to respond in an empathetic and respectful way to clients who are often in crisis, and can work effectively in a collegial and fast paced environment.

Staff Attorney 1- Investigations Unit

Northern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
September 12, 2022

The IU Staff Attorney is responsible for conducting abuse and neglect investigations on behalf of people with disabilities and pursuing policy reform stemming from the outcome of those investigations. This includes interviewing, analyzing records, writing detailed case reports and publications, reviewing and drafting legislation and regulations, and participating in stakeholder meetings on issues related to abuse and neglect of individuals with disabilities.

Court Staff Attorney I/II – Family Law Facilitator

Bay AreaSan Mateo Superior Court
September 9, 2022

Under general supervision, Court Staff Attorney II positions are assigned to a variety of areas to perform all phases of legal work. Assignments may be in Self Help Family Law Center, Legal Research, Alternative Dispute Resolution or other court departments or programs.

Housing Navigator (TDP) (Full-Time Position, Non-exempt)

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
September 8, 2022

ICLC seeks a highly motivated Housing Navigator to support the Tenant Defense Project (TDP) team and its growing eviction defense work. Our team is part of the groundbreaking Right to Counsel Coalition and Countywide Stay Housed initiative that brings together more than 20 legal service providers and community-based organizations to prevent homelessness by defending homes. The Housing Navigator will work closely with retained TDP clients to help them access interim and permanent housing-related programs.

Human Resources Manager

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
September 7, 2022

This position uses best practices in a variety of operational and human resources work. The HR Manager will collaborate across DRC to foster a safe and nourishing work environment for all employees. They use their systems thinking to identify opportunities to simplify and streamline HR processes for the benefit of all employees including HR and our administrative partners. They are possibility thinkers who are committed to evolving HR to increase our value to employees and the organization while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Day to day responsibilities include, but are not limited to employee relations, performance management, reasonable accommodations, and overseeing the day-to-day HR operations.

Legal/Administrative Assistant

Sacramento RegionCalifornia Indian Legal Services (CILS)
September 6, 2022

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this is a full-time position devoted to enhancing attorney effectiveness by providing information-management support, administrative and clerical support in a legal office environment. The work is specialized and requires knowledge of the preparation and processing requirements of legal documents, legal terminology, civil procedures and discovery, sources of law and the court system.

Intake Advocate

Sacramento RegionCalifornia Indian Legal Services (CILS)
September 6, 2022

This is a full-time position devoted to increasing and enhancing our legal services. Under direction of the Directing Attorney, the Intake Advocate will work collaboratively with other staff to process requests effectively and efficiently for legal assistance from individuals, Tribes, and Indian organizations via live phone calls, voicemail, email, and in-person community education presentations.

Staff Attorney

Sacramento RegionCalifornia Indian Legal Services (CILS)
September 6, 2022

Supervised by the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney will work collaboratively with other staff to provide exceptional legal services in all areas of federal Indian law. Our fast-paced office provides legal services on issues of jurisdiction, tax, estate planning, trust assets, environmental law, natural resource development, tribal governance, employment, and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Legal Support 1 or 2- Youth Practice Group

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
September 2, 2022

Acts as legal and administrative support to enhance the effectiveness of the legal/advocacy staff by providing legal secretarial support and information management support. Disability Rights California will provide ongoing training opportunities for this position. We are seeking candidates who are committed to equity, inclusion, and justice across multiple differences, including race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, orientation, and language.

Legal Support 1- Housing Stability Project

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
September 2, 2022

The Legal Support 1 enhances the effectiveness of legal advocacy staff by providing administrative and legal secretarial support and technical tasks. This position will directly support the HSP leadership team and collaborate with other Support positions to assist with day-to-day running of the team. This position will be responsible for a high-volume organization in a fast-paced environment. The Project is staffed by two Supervising Attorneys, four Staff Attorneys, three Advocates, the Social Services Manager, and three Social Workers.

Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor Housing Practice

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 31, 2022

The Housing Practice Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor represents low-income tenants in eviction lawsuits, advocates for tenants encountering a broad range of housing-related legal problems, and contributes to the creation of more just and humane housing policies for Alameda County tenants, while simultaneously supervising and training law students. This position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing and organizational skills who has the ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-volume litigation setting, has experience providing direct legal services to low-income people, and is committed to mentoring the next generation of legal advocates.

Attorney, Peninsula Family Advocacy Program

Bay AreaLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
August 30, 2022

Legal Aid SMC seeks an attorney with a passion for social justice advocacy to join our Peninsula Family Advocacy Program (FAP). A medical-legal partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford Children’s Health, Ravenswood Family Health Center, Gardner Packard Children’s Health Center, and San Mateo Medical Center Prenatal Clinics, FAP provides free legal services to children, pregnant women, and their families to help address the underlying causes of poor health. FAP helps children with disabilities and their families access appropriate special education resources, public benefits, health coverage, and health care.

Staff Attorney-Clients’ Rights Advocate 1 or 2

Central ValleyDisability Rights California (DRC)
August 26, 2022

The CRA advocates for people with developmental disabilities who are regional center clients, including people who reside in state developmental centers and community facilities. The CRA is a generalist who provides information, advice, and representation on a wide range of legal topics impacting people who receive regional center services. Examples are special education, Social Security, IHSS, healthcare and insurance, and living in the community.

Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA)

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
August 26, 2022

Assess, develop, lead, monitor, evaluate and help implement an organization-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) strategy that aligns with our vision, mission, and values in collaboration with the Leadership Team, DEIA Committee, Employee Engagement Committee, and other employee stakeholders.

Pro Bono Program Legal Secretary

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
August 24, 2022

Under supervision of the Director of Litigation, Advocacy & Training, the legal secretary will work with Pro Bono Program (PBP) staff to expand recruitment and use of volunteer attorneys enabling CCLS to increase the provision of high-quality services to clients.

Managing Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Services of Northern California (LSNC)
August 19, 2022

Under the supervision of the Executive Director: (1) provide leadership for aggressive, innovative and effective advocacy for individuals with limited means in Solano County and older adults in both Solano and Napa counties, collaborating with other LSNC offices

Managing Attorney

Northern DistrictLegal Services of Northern California (LSNC)
August 19, 2022

Under the supervision of the Executive Director: (1) provide leadership for aggressive, innovative and effective advocacy for individuals with limited means in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties and, in collaboration with other LSNC offices; (2) provide supervision and professional development support to staff attorneys and support staff

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Assistance for Seniors (LAS)
August 19, 2022

This is a full time Staff Attorney position at Legal Assistance for Seniors. A LAS Staff Attorney provides counsel, advice, and representation to LAS clients. The staff attorney is responsible for providing excellent service to clients and callers with legal issues. Job duties also include community education presentations, senior center intakes, and staying up to date in the area in which the attorney practices and in other areas in which LAS provides services.

Director of Policy Advocacy

Sacramento RegionWestern Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)
August 19, 2022

As we prepare for the retirement of our longtime Policy Director Mike Herald, Western Center is looking for a dynamic and strategic leader to serve as our new Director of Policy Advocacy. The Policy Director will advance Western Center’s mission and values through policy change, leadership on Western Center’s overall advocacy strategy, and growing partnerships with community, stakeholders, and policy makers. Our Policy Director will advance a strong, coordinated vision for Western Center’s advocacy and lead our policy advocates as they work collaboratively to advocate for and oppose legislation and engage in administrative advocacy.

Legal Director

Southern CaliforniaWage Justice Center
August 17, 2022

Wage Justice Center (WJC) is a non-profit legal services organization that enforces wage theft judgments for workers throughout California, with an emphasis on Southern California. WJC is combatting wage theft by using enforcement tools to hold unscrupulous employers accountable. We disrupt corporate shell games by using innovative strategies and aggressive legal advocacy.

Staff Attorney- Tenant Defense & Homelessness Prevention

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
August 16, 2022

Bet Tzedek is seeking a determined, organized, and zealous attorney to work in our Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project (“PEHP”) providing legal services to residents of West Los Angeles County. This position will primarily focus on eviction prevention and defense work. Casework may include cases in other practice areas as well.

Chief Operating Officer- Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 11, 2022

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will bring leadership to a growing and impactful nonprofit organization’s operations and systems. The COO will be responsible for ensuring effective administrative and reporting structures, and people systems for enhanced internal culture and programmatic impact.

Immigration Social Worker

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children
August 10, 2022

Through a grant from the California Dignity for Families Fund this position with serve children and youth immigrants who are fleeing poverty, intrafamilial and community violence, and persecution in their countries of origin, and who are seeking safety in the United States.

Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney- ORR Detention Representation

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children
August 10, 2022

LSC seeks an attorney to provide consultation and counsel to children detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) custody in immigration proceedings. In cases where representation is initiated in detention and clients are released locally or transferred to ICE detention after turning 18, representation continues beyond ORR detention. Clients are primarily Spanish speakers with many youth speaking Indigenous languages from Mexico and Guatemala as well.

Project Coordinator – LIBRE Project

Bay AreaLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
August 10, 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic self-starter who cares about customer satisfaction, enjoys collaborating with community partners, and wants to provide direct services for a diverse low-income client population. The right candidate can juggle multiple responsibilities, work efficiently and compassionately, and use systems to organize data, and has a passion for helping people. They will be comfortable taking the initiative on projects but will also enjoy supporting the attorneys’ work.

Staff Attorney – Health Program

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 9, 2022

The Health program at Law Foundation is seeking two Health Staff Attorneys to help with various projects within our Economic Rights and Patients’ Rights Programs. The Economic Rights Unit provides legal assistance and representation regarding problems related to public benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medi-Cal, as well as general legal services related to consumer law, employment law, simple estate planning, and more.

Supervising Attorney- Health

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 9, 2022

The Law Foundation seeks to hire a Supervising Attorney to partner with the Directing Attorney and other Supervising Attorney to lead the Health Program. Key responsibilities include overseeing the management of direct services client caseloads, impact litigation, and advocacy.

Reference Librarian- Pool Part-Time & On-Call/Substitute

Bay AreaAlameda County Law Library
August 8, 2022

Alameda County Law Library seeks candidates for our Part-Time On-Call Reference Librarian (PTOC) pool. In addition to providing outstanding reference service, PTOC Reference Librarians may support a variety of technical services, and/or administrative functions.

Attorney

Central Valley – August 4, 2022

We are looking for an attorney with some litigation experience to assist our older adult clients with Mortgage foreclosure prevention, title issues, homestead, bankruptcy, reverse mortgage and mortgage modification consultation and advice.

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

EBCLC is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, who will provide initial client reception and ongoing administrative support to the organization. The position is an integral part of the Administration team, which includes the Director of Operations, 2 Office Managers, and 3 Administrative Assistants.

Project Manager – Community Economic Justice Clinic

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

CEJ is seeking a full-time Project Manager to lead and coordinate activities in support of CEJ’s community engagement, partnership, education, outreach efforts, and administrative structure (the “Project”). The primary goals of the Project are to identify and cultivate connections with businesses, nonprofits, and cooperatives that sustain and empower BIPOC communities to close the racial wealth gap and to preserve and produce housing that is affordable for low-income communities of color.

Program Director- Community Economic Justice

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

EBCLC is excited to recruit a Program Director for its Community Economic Justice practice (CEJ) who can lead a team of 4 advocates in our effort to promote people-oriented economic development through the advancement of community-based businesses and affordable housing solutions. Under the supervision of EBCLC’s Deputy Director, the Program Director supervises 2 Staff Attorneys, and a Program Manager, and helps train and supervise law students.

Executive Assistant

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

The Executive Assistant manages special projects and provides key administrative coordination to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant must be an organized, flexible, proactive individual with excellent judgment and discretion, strong writing skills, and a commitment to racial justice. We are looking for someone who is committed to learning, growing, and making strategic recommendations. The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director

Paralegal – Project ImPACT

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The Paralegal – Project imPACT role will provide support and assistance to clients who come to LAFLA for services. As an integral support to LAFLA advocates, the Paralegals are often the first encounter our clients have, building a trusting relationship.

Paralegal – Medical Legal Partnership (MLP)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The Medical – Legal Partnership Workgroup aims to change the delivery of health care by providing free legal services to patients so that they can reach their optimal health. This integration of direct legal services into patient care results in greater access for vulnerable individuals in reaching life-changing justice. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Paralegal – Santa Monica Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA’s Santa Monica Workgroup is a community office assisting residents in the areas of housing, public benefits, and domestic violence and family advocacy. We often coordinate our advocacy with other non-profits, community-based organizations, and local government agencies to help our clients gain the best results through a holistic model of community advocacy. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Clinic Paralegal – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. This position will focus on supporting legal clinics.

Paralegal (Mandarin-Speaking) – Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project/Stay Housed L.A.

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is part of the Stay Housed LA Coalition which is comprised of dozens of legal services organizations and tenant organizing community-based organizations. LAFLA is the lead contractor for eviction defense and prevention contracts with the County and City of Los Angeles. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Paralegal (Korean-Speaking) – Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project/Stay Housed L.A.

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The API Community Outreach Project provides linguistically accessible, culturally intelligent, and trauma-informed assistance to API clients in their preferred language with access to the full-range of legal services that LAFLA offers.

Paralegal – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. This position will focus on assisting the attorneys and Eviction Defense Center workgroup provide tenants with the assistance needed to fight, defend, and preserve their homes.

Paralegal – Housing And Communities Workgroup, Subsidized Housing Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

Subsidized Housing Project: This is a new project consisting of one attorney and one paralegal to specifically work on subsidized housing issues. This person should be, or will become, a leader in this field. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal

Legal Secretary/Senior Legal Secretary

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Secretary/Senior Legal Secretary.

Receptionist – Client Intake Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Receptionist.