Legal Aid Jobs

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.


Legal Advice Line Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
September 25, 2020

The CCLS Legal Advice Line (LAL) allows individuals and groups in Central California to apply for and, if determined eligible, to receive legal advice regarding a wide range of legal issues over the telephone. Under the supervision of the LAL Team Leader, the staff attorney will work with the team to efficiently deliver high-quality legal information, advice, and referrals for civil legal issues in the areas of housing, public benefits, health, consumer, education, basic estate planning, and family security.

Health Consumer Center Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
September 25, 2020

Central California Legal Services seeks a full-time, Health Consumer Team Attorney to provide advice, counsel, and representation to clients dealing with a variety of issues related to health systems and agencies.

Supervising Attorney (Eviction Defense)

Bay AreaLegal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)
September 14, 2020

Join the eviction defense team at Legal Assistance the Elderly! We provide a vital service, aggressively representing senior and disabled tenants in court who are threatened with losing their homes. We are looking for a dedicated and experienced housing attorney to manage this team and serve as a mentor to newer attorneys who join LAE.

Grants and Communications Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)
September 14, 2020

Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE) is seeking an enthusiastic, friendly self-starter to join our team. The Grant and Communication Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include grant reporting, oversight of data reporting, and support for a communication and development teams.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Assistance for Seniors (LAS)
September 14, 2020

Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) is searching for a staff attorney to provide legal advice and information, representation in court and administrative hearings, referrals to other community resources, and community education and training in the following areas: prevention of elder abuse, public benefits, housing, guardianships, naturalization, and health law.

Director of Finance & Administration (Chief Financial Officer)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 14, 2020

Are you interested in using your skills to support a strong social justice anti-poverty law firm and make a difference in the lives of thousands of low-income families? Join BayLegal! Reporting to the nationally recognized Executive Director, the Director of Finance (CFO) is an integral member of the senior management team. The chosen candidate will be responsible for taking on a leadership role in financial decision-making that affects BayLegal and will provide strategic financial input to senior management.

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Impact

Bay AreaHomeless Action Center (HAC)
September 14, 2020

HAC seeks a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Impact to be a part of the upper management team.

Information Technology/Administrative Assistant

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
September 11, 2020

Central California Legal Services is seeking an IT/Administrative Assistant. This position will provide a wide variety of clerical support for the Director of Administration and IT staff, including but not limited to managing and distributing information within the office including technology training materials and resources, supporting the procurement process of office supplies including small equipment and software, data entry, and document management.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
September 11, 2020

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 clients in family law cases, primarily cases involving child custody such as restraining orders, dissolution, and parentage actions.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaSustainable Economies Law Center
September 4, 2020

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is excited to add 1-2 new members to our team! We are looking for full-time (30 hours per week) core staff members to help us bolster our legal capacity across a number of program areas. The specific subject areas of the legal work can adapt and evolve over time based on organizational need and your interests. At the moment, our major focus is serving the transactional legal needs of clients in the sectors of community-owned renewable energy, food sovereignty, permanently affordable housing, worker cooperatives, and community ownership of farmland.

Policy & Legislative Advocate

Bay AreaSustainable Economies Law Center
September 4, 2020

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is looking for candidates who can use their knowledge, experience, and relationships to advance the Law Center’s policy objectives at the state level. This position will leverage the Law Center’s expertise in our primary issue areas — land, labor, and law — to advance powerful, relevant policy solutions to real issues that impact our constituents. Our communities of interest include immigrant communities, BIPOC, poor, low-income, and other marginalized people, as well as small businesses, cooperatives, and democratic community-owned projects that are primarily led by and benefit these communities.

Legislative Advocate – Housing

Sacramento RegionWestern Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)
September 1, 2020

Western Center seeks an advocate who will work in the state legislature to analyze, sponsor, and pass legislation that benefits our client communities and influence housing policy and regulations.

Disaster Legal Services Attorney (Temporary)

Bay AreaLegal Access Alameda (Legal Access)
August 31, 2020

Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative of Northern California (DLAC Nor Cal) seeks a temporary Disaster Legal Services Attorney to support offering free legal services to those impacted by disasters throughout Northern California (Monterey and north).

Immigration Practice Group Director

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
August 31, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking an experienced immigration attorney to manage the Immigration Practice Group.

Housing Practice Group Director

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
August 31, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking an experienced housing attorney to manage the Housing Practice Group.

LITC Enrolled Agent Advocate Position

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
August 31, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking a full-time enrolled agent to work in its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) in Riverside, CA.

Legal Secretary/Sr. Legal Secretary- Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Secretary.

Support Services Manager-Support Services

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Support Services Manager.

Intake Paralegal- Client Intake Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Intake Paralegal.

Paralegal- Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Attorney- Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Association of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. The Stay Housed Los Angeles is a new project to bring much needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County Communities and may be the first steps towards a “Right to Counsel” for tenant eviction defense. The team will work in collaboration with other internal and external eviction defense projects as well as a multi-organizational coalition.

Staff Attorney – Housing

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 28, 2020

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking for two full-time Attorneys for its Housing Department. This attorney position is focused on a fast-paced and dynamic unlawful detainer practice.

Legal Secretary/Sr. Legal Secretary

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 24, 2020

The Project: The Stay Housed Los Angeles is a new project to bring much needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County Communities and may be the first steps towards a “Right to Counsel” for tenant eviction defense. The team will work in collaboration with other internal and external eviction defense projects as well as a multi-organizational coalition.

Reentry Attorney (temporary)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
August 21, 2020

BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to help mitigate collateral consequences of the criminal justice system. This position may be based in either our Alameda office in Oakland or our Contra Costa office in Richmond, but will be primarily remote through the end of 2020, at least. There may be client services and travel throughout both counties and BayLegal’s broader service areas to address the regional nature of poverty and as necessary for training and broader advocacy.

Community Work Incentives Coordinator

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
August 21, 2020

Disability Rights California seeks a Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC). This position provides work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries who receive Social Security Disability Benefits. The CWIC is responsible for counseling and educating beneficiaries about how employment will affect their current benefits (which may include public and private health insurance, federal, state, and/or local benefits received) so that individuals may make informed choices towards employment and self-sufficiency.

Clients’ Rights Advocate

Central ValleyDisability Rights California (DRC)
August 21, 2020

Disability Rights California seeks a Client’s Rights Advocate. This position provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in the state developmental centers and community facilities. The Client’s Rights Advocate position will be located at or near an office of each regional center. The Client’s Rights Advocate positions are funded under the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) contract.

Operations Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
August 21, 2020

LAAC is in need of a strong and thoughtful individual to be the administrative lead of our team. Specifically, we are looking for a detail-oriented, team player that can oversee and manage core operates of our office in furtherance of our overall mission. The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for the administrative functions of our organization and to supporting our team members so that they can do their best work.

Racial Justice Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
August 21, 2020

The Legal Aid Association of California is currently accepting applications for the position of Racial Justice Coordinator. This position will be critical to helping coordinate diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the California legal aid community, and the work to support a legal safety net that is accountable to our communities and legal aid community that works towards the transformative changes our society and legal system desperately need.

Senior Staff Attorney – Racial Justice

Bay AreaLawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
August 17, 2020

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area is looking for a skilled racial justice attorney with excellent written and oral advocacy skills, someone who is passionate about litigating and advocating to dismantle unjust systems, devoted to movement lawyering, committed to working in a collaborative environment, and eager to train and support junior attorneys.

Managing Attorney – Right to Counsel Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 6, 2020

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney for its Right to Counsel Working Group.

Special Projects Manager- Right to Counsel Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 6, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Special Projects Manager. This position will Co-manage the implementation of the Los Angeles County Eviction Defense Program along with the Managing Attorney.

Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup (Student Loans)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 6, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Economic Stability Workgroup (ESWG). ESWG helps people obtain benefits to fulfill basic needs (food, shelter, medical care, and services to attain self-sufficiency); fights wage theft and denial of unemployment insurance benefits; and advises on wrongful terminations and discriminatory employment practices.

Temporary Staff Attorney – Emergency Eviction Defense Program

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
July 31, 2020

The Temporary Staff Attorney position is a new full-time position based at Public Counsel’s 610 S. Ardmore office. The Emergency Eviction Defense Program is a County-funded program created in response to the Covid-19 Crisis. This program, and position, will run for six months. It will involve off-site clinics, workshops and may require limited court appearances throughout Los Angeles County as needed.

Court Appointments Program Manager

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
July 31, 2020

The Bar Association of San Francisco is seeking a Court Appointments Program Manager. This position is an essential team member of BASF’s Court Appointments Programs which qualifies and schedules attorneys for indigent clients in criminal, delinquency, and dependency cases; the team also processes all compensation requests from these attorneys and ancillary service providers.

Case Coordinator – Immigrants’ Rights Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
July 31, 2020

Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) seeks a full-time, bilingual (Spanish/English) case coordinator to join its Unaccompanied Children’s team. They will join our UC team that includes five attorneys, a social worker and four support staff. This position is currently grant funded through March 31, 2021. The grant is contingent on renewal each year.

Staff Attorney – Immigrants’ Rights Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
July 31, 2020

Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) seeks a full-time, bilingual (Spanish/English) staff attorney to join its Unaccompanied Children’s team. This attorney will focus on direct representation of unaccompanied children (UCs) and may also have the opportunity to participate in impact litigation on behalf of UCs. The attorney will join our UC team that includes five attorneys, a social worker and four support staff. This position is currently grant funded through March 31, 2021. The grant is contingent on renewal each year.

Directing Attorney – Consumer Rights & Economic Justice

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
July 31, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a full-time staff attorney to join its Consumer Rights & Economic Justice (CREJ) Project. Our mission is to advance economic justice by providing legal counsel for, and advocacy on behalf of, low-income individuals and their families, addressing inequalities in bargaining power, opposing those who take advantage of the vulnerable, and holding wrongdoers accountable.

Paralegal – Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal for its Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project to provide linguistically accessible, culturally intelligent, trauma-informed help to API clients in their preferred language.

PARALEGAL/SENIOR PARALEGAL – Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 28, 2020

Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is the place for you! LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal or Senior Paralegal.

Intake Paralegal- Client Intake (Asian Pacific Islander Hotline)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is currently accepting applications for the position of Intake Paralegal.

Attorney – Homeless Prevention

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. The Preventing and Ending Homelessness Program (also called Measure H team) provides legal services to households facing homelessness and/or imminent eviction, as well as homeless individuals and families, in the South Bay/Harbor area and southeast Los Angeles County.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaCenter for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
July 28, 2020

The Center seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to work on complex litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and to assist in providing technical support, advocacy support, and training to lawyers and paralegals employed by California legal services programs.

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

Southern CaliforniaCenter for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
July 28, 2020

The Center is seeking a motivated self-starter to join our team as a Legal Assistant/Paralegal. The Legal Assistant will be expected to assist with day to day operations, provide litigation support to the legal team, facilitate in-person and webinar trainings available to other State-funded non-profits providing legal support to the immigrant community, and much more. The Legal Assistant/Paralegal will report to Executive Director and be assigned projects as needed. The position is full-time, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Salary range $36,000-$40,000 annually.

Executive Administrator

Southern CaliforniaCenter for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
July 28, 2020

The Center is currently seeking an Executive Administrator that is an experienced professional to handle its bookkeeping and administration. The position will be full-time, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. Salary ranges between $65,000-$75,000.

Social Justice Staff Attorney (housing rights focus)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
July 20, 2020

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Contra Costa County Regional Office, located in Richmond. The COVID19 public health and economic crisis has made civil legal services ever more critical to help individuals and families avoid homelessness and devastating debt and to provide opportunities for stability and self-sufficiency. This position provides the opportunity to address a range of issues facing low-income communities, with a focus on housing. Our housing work focuses on preserving tenancies for low‐income and subsidized tenants in Contra Costa County.

Grants and Contracts Officer (Oakland, CA)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
July 20, 2020

We are seeking an experienced, culturally sensitive Grants & Contracts Officer with a strong commitment to social justice, to be a member of our Grants & Contracts Team.

Full-time Staff Attorney –Health Law Unit

Southern CaliforniaPublic Law Center
July 20, 2020

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Health Law Unit is seeking an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for Orange County’s low-income individuals through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering.

Full-time Staff Attorney –Operation Veterans Re-Entry

Southern CaliforniaPublic Law Center
July 20, 2020

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Operation Veterans Re-Entry is seeking an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for Orange County’s veterans and military families through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaHarriett Buhai Center for Family Law
July 16, 2020

Join our family law team and find yourself in the midst of some of the most challenging social justice issues of our time- inequality, domestic violence and the well-being of poor children, surrounded by a community of knowledgeable, supportive co-workers, volunteers and civil legal services attorneys.

Attorney –Economic Stability Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 16, 2020

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Economic Stability Workgroup (ESWG). ESWG helps people obtain benefits to fulfill basic needs (food, shelter, medical care, and services to attain self-sufficiency); fights wage theft and denial of unemployment insurance benefits; and advises on wrongful terminations and discriminatory employment practices.