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 Theo Ser-Ramin at TSer-Ramin@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.
Public Counsel’s Federal Pro Se Clinic is designed to provide high quality legal assistance to people filing complaints in federal District Court or who are in the midst of on-going litigation in that court. The Clinic also provides a setting to connect these litigants with volunteer attorneys from major law firms.
Public Counsel’s Guardianship Project operates a free self-help legal clinic at the Stanley Mosk courthouse three days each week. The clinic assists up to 40 in pro per litigants each day. Litigants come to our clinic to seek assistance with initial guardianship petitions and petitions for visitation or to terminate already established guardianships.
Legal Services of Northern California seeks an Accounting Manager to provide leadership and supervision for the Finance Department in the Director of Finance’s absence and provide on-going support, training and guidance to all Finance Department personnel.
Disability Rights California seeks a Supervising Attorney for our Youth Practice Group. The Youth Practice Group at DRC represents students with special needs in individual and systemic matters. The Supervising Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other staff in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The Supervising Attorney will provide direct representation in administrative due process hearings and state complaints, as well as work closely with Litigation Counsel on systemic litigation and advocacy.
Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with up to four years of experience and a commitment to social justice to join our Los Angeles office. The successful candidate will work closely with our strong, respected, and effective health team to ensure older adults receive the long-term services and supports that they require, with particular focus on older adults of color, women, those with limited English proficiency, and LGBTQ older adults.
Justice in Aging seeks a litigation attorney with five to ten years of experience to join our Oakland or Los Angeles, CA office. The successful candidate will work closely with the Litigation Director and the Litigation Team in developing and pursuing high impact cases that promote and defend the rights of older adults.
Public Advocates Inc., a bold and highly regarded civil rights law firm and advocacy organization, has an opening on its Education Equity Team for a Legislative Counsel or Senior Legislative Counsel position, depending on experience. This position will engage in: (a) effective representation before the California Legislature, the Governor’s Office, state agencies and local school officials; (b) deep collaboration with students, parents and grassroots groups ; and (c) close collaboration with our San Francisco- and Sacramento-based legal and policy teams.
The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, invites applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Court Staff Attorney providing legal research and legal consultation for the judges assigned to the Unified Family Court.
Public Counsel seeks a mission-driven Controller with previous nonprofit accounting experience. Reporting to the Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will manage the day-to-day finance operations of a $16 million budget. The Controller will join the five-member Finance Team in planning, budgeting, accounting and reporting on a diversified funding stream, including donations, private grants, government contracts, attorney fees, and investments.
Are you interested in engaging in impact litigation to address systemic injustices that harm large numbers of low income Californians? Are you excited to support attorneys across multiple practice areas and regional offices in their litigation efforts? Join BayLegal as Senior Litigation Counsel!
CRLA’s Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership is seeking a staff attorney promote rural health equity through direct legal services, community partnership, and legal education.MLP staff attorneys conduct intakes on-site at clinics and provide comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in diverse areas of the law, including employment, housing, education, public benefits, and environmental justice
Founded in December 2017, the Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership is seeking its first Senior Staff Attorney to provide direct legal services, supervise MLP casework, increase impact litigation, and help guide the direction of this growing partnership. The Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is CRLA’s first MLP. The Senior Staff Attorney will work alongside the Medical-Legal Partnership Coordinator to deepen and expand the work of the the MLP, while building a model that can be replicated at other CRLA field offices throughout the state.
The CRLA Directing Attorney is responsible for the overall provision of legal services to the low-income client community in the service area and the day to day operations of the local field office. This includes supervising, training and motivating local office staff to provide the highest quality legal services
The CEI Staff Attorney will work with the Program Director and staff to develop and implement a comprehensive legal advocacy strategy to ensure equitable access to infrastructure and services in the northern San Joaquin Valley, particularly in Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities. Primary responsibilities include legal advocacy/litigation, factual research, community outreach and education, leadership development and permissible advocacy in local and state governmental forums.
Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in CRLA priority areas in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.
The Administrative Legal Secretary (ALS) manages all communications, correspondence, typing legal documents, filing, travel, calendar, and general organizational matters within the local office. Also, responsible for managing legal expenditures, coordinating litigation with outside counsel and preparing discovery, and maintaining/organizing records of litigated and transaction matters, as well as vendor, supplier, and other office contracts.
We are seeking a Staff Attorney to provide legal services and programs for a community-based nonprofit legal aid office serving a diverse community. This position reports to the Watsonville Law Center Legal Director. The ideal candidate has experience in consumer, employment, record clearance, housing, and/or public benefits law
We are seeking a dynamic, organized and supportive Legal Assistant for a community-based nonprofit legal aid office serving a diverse community. This position reports to the Watsonville Law Center Chief Programs Officer. The ideal candidate has a passion for serving the community, experience in a professional office or law office, and a desire to work as a part of a highly productive professional team.
We are seeking an Immigration Attorney to provide legal services and programs for a community-based nonprofit legal aid office serving a diverse community. This position reports to the Watsonville Law Center Legal Director. The ideal candidate has experience in immigration law, commitment to equal access to justice and a passion for serving the community.
Bet Tzedek, the House of Justice, is one of Los Angeles County’s premier nonprofit legal aid organizations and provides free legal assistance to more than 40,000 people annually. Bet Tzedek is hiring a Grants Assistant to join our dynamic grants team, which plans to raise over $6.5M in public and private grants in 2020. We’re looking for a mission-driven, detail-oriented administrative assistant to contribute to the team’s success. This position reports to the Database Manager.
Bet Tzedek is hiring a Development Officer to join our institutional giving team, which raises and manages over $6M in public and private grants annually. As a member of the Development team, and reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Grants Officer is one of three staff members managing all aspects of Bet Tzedek’s grants portfolio—including research, proposal preparation, submission, impact measurement, and results reporting in partnership with program staff. This position will focus primarily on stewarding Bet Tzedek’s critical federal, state, and local government grants portfolio.
Bet Tzedek seeks an attorney to provide legal services, advocacy, education, and other support to In-Home Supportive Health Services (IHSS) providers, consumers, and their families. This Staff Attorney will also work in collaboration with Bet Tzedek’s Impact Team and IHSS & Medi- Cal policy specialist to identify and execute on impact litigation and policy initiatives.
Bet Tzedek is seeking a junior attorney to represent caregivers seeking appointment as guardian of the children in their care as part of its Kinship Care team. In addition, this staff attorney will support the agency’s work on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children by representing clients in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum proceedings.
The LGBTQ Center Long Beach is seeking a Legal Services Advocate. The Legal Services Advocate is responsible for client advocacy within The Center’s Legal Services Department. Essential duties include LGBTQ-specific case management, legal document preparation, court accompaniment, consult and coordination with department attorney(s), crisis intervention, and other legal advocacy related to survivor and client empowerment.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Legal Secretary. The Senior Legal Secretary prepares and proofreads legal documents, performs a variety of secretarial duties, coordinates aspects of our legal workshops, assists with translation along with other duties.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. This is a new project to bring much needed eviction defense resources to the Inglewood tenants. The team will consist of two attorneys and a paralegal, and is part of the larger eviction defense workgroup.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. This is a new project to bring much needed eviction defense resources to the Inglewood tenants. The team will consist of two attorneys and a paralegal, and is part of the larger eviction defense workgroup.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Staff Attorney. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Staff Attorney. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.
Disability Rights California seeks applications for the positions of Legal Secretary 1 & 2. These positions serve to enhance the effectiveness of the legal advocacy staff by providing legal secretarial support as well as other administrative and technical support.
Bet Tzedek seeks applicants for the position of President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is charged with the strategic leadership, management, and successful operation of the organization. The primary public face of Bet Tzedek, the CEO represents the organization to the public and press and works with an active and high-profile Board to extend Bet Tzedek’s visibility and impact.
DRC seeks nominations and applications for its next Executive Director (ED), who will lead the organization into a new period of strategic service, advocacy, and litigation on behalf of individuals with disabilities across the state. The new ED will lead a dedicated team of over 260 spread across 28 offices, providing vision and strategic direction that empowers those dedicated staff members to foster DRC’s continued dedication as a leading disability rights advocate in California, and nationally.
We seek a capable and committed part-time or contract attorney for our Tenants= Rights Project (TRP). This position will enable you to handle cases from start to finish while developing and honing client- and community-relations and litigation skills. Your work will help our clients enforce their rights to live in decent and affordable housing.
The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Supervising Attorney for its Housing Department, focused on supervising its affirmative litigation and policy work. There is a renewed and strong focus on the prevention of displacement of low-income individuals and communities of color through both direct legal services, including unlawful detainer defense, and system change work, including impact litigation and policy advocacy. This work includes engaging in policy campaigns at the local level to advance policies that protect tenants from displacement, preserve affordable and naturally-occurring affordable housing, and boost the production of affordable housing.
The Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY) program of the Law Foundation is seeking a staff attorney to represent youth through one or more of its projects. The mix of casework will be based upon program needs, with a heavy emphasis on education law practice. Responsibilities include advocacy on behalf of students and families to secure special education services. The attorney will also provide discipline defense on behalf of students.
The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Attorney for its Housing Department. As a part of the Law Foundation’s Strategic Plan, the Law Foundation is currently focusing on redesigning our Housing Department and how to best provide housing legal services to the community. The housing team will be working to incorporate community lawyering and other race equity tools into its work in an effort to design a new housing department that provides the best possible housing services to our community. The new Housing Department will have a strong focus on anti-displacement and will dedicate resources to both direct services work and system change.
The Law Foundation’s Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY) is seeking to hire a social worker to assist in identifying and addressing the needs and interests of our clients. The social worker will work in tandem with different LACY attorneys to identify and address the needs and interests of the clients.
The Law Foundation’s Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY) is seeking to hire a legal secretary to join its juvenile dependency unit. The Legal Secretary will provide clerical and administrative support to a team of attorneys representing children in the juvenile dependency system. Secretaries will be responsible for data entry, drafting letters and legal forms, contacting clients, coordinating schedules and court calendars, performing conflict checks, and maintaining client files.
The Law Foundation is seeking an Intake Specialist for its Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY) program. The Intake Specialist is LACY’s frontline staff person responsible for screening potential clients requesting services from our Medical-Legal Partnership with the Valley Medical Center pediatrics department. The Intake Specialist determines whether each potential client meets the various eligibility criteria for our projects, and if so, transfers the case to an attorney for further legal assistance and possible representation.
The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Directing Attorney for its Health Program. The Directing Attorney will play a critical role in further developing the Program’s mission, structure, prioritization, and service delivery model. We are seeking a strategic thinker who has experience leading and advocating with vision, passion, and effectiveness. The Directing Attorney will be responsible for training, developing, motivating, and supervising staff and overseeing the daily work of the practice.
The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Community Worker for our Housing Department. Community Workers investigate and document what is happening in the community, transmit legal knowledge to community members and identify and initiate policy campaigns and impact litigation for the housing department. They will have significant influence in directing the work of the housing department.
The Judicial Council’s Center for Families Children & the Courts is seeking an attorney to work in the Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Unit with a focus on juvenile law, including title IV-E regulations. Attorneys in this unit provide legal assistance and materials to judicial officers, court-appointed counsel and others working in this highly complex area of juvenile law.
The Youth Practice Group at DRC represents students with special needs in individual and systemic matters. The Supervising Attorney will provide direct representation in administrative due process hearings and state complaints, as well as work closely with Litigation Counsel on systemic litigation and advocacy.
Central California Legal Services (CCLS) is accepting applications for a Grants Manager. With minimum supervision, the Grants Manager performs a variety of tasks associated with the Development Office and works co-operatively with both fiscal and program staff to successfully manage all agency grants. Together with our clients and partners, you’ll have an opportunity to help CCLS challenge the systems that breed poverty in the Central Valley, reshaping our Valley’s narratives to support health and prosperity for all who live and work in this most fertile and beautiful region.
OneJustice is looking for a Staff Attorney to join our team of legal aid innovators. The Staff Attorney will manage the Northern California Pro Bono Justice Clinics team in implementing an annual schedule of pro bono legal clinics in underserved communities in Northern California via the Rural Justice Collaborative (RJC), Justice Bus, and Justice Bus Network projects.
LACLJ seeks a staff attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This Staff Attorney will represent low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in a variety of immigration matters, including humanitarian-based affirmative petitions and removal defense hearings/ICE check-ins.
LACLJ seeks a staff attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This Staff Attorney will represent low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in a variety of family court actions, including restraining orders, dissolution, and child custody and support.
LACLJ seeks a Senior Legal Advocate with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. The Senior Legal Advocate will manage a case load to provide legal services, primarily in family law and restraining orders cases, to low-income survivors of domestic violence who also have a substance use disorder. Legal services may also be provided in immigration and public benefits advocacy depending on capacity.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles seeks an attorney for our Supporting Families Workgroup. This position will provide direct legal services to victims of torture; develop appropriate outreach materials and disseminate information about rights and benefits available to victims of torture; identify significant legal needs and issues for survivors of torture in the areas of immigration and develop plans, including litigation and policy to address those needs.
DRC is seeking bold, veteran litigators to co-lead our Civil Rights Practice Group. The litigation counsel shape our team-wide litigation vision, support experienced litigators in their cases, mentor junior attorneys, and—most importantly—litigate.