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 Hannah Davidman at hdavidman@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.


Directing Attorney, Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern California - Public Counsel
May 7, 2021

The Directing Attorney will work with members of the HPLP and other firm leadership to determine the strategic direction of the HPLP and oversee its implementation. The Directing Attorney will also work collaboratively with all members of the HPLP to implement any new projects or initiatives. This role provides an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about working collaboratively with a diverse group of professionals committed to alleviating homelessness and making a difference in the lives of individuals and the broader community.

Staff Attorney, Voting Rights Practice Group

California Statewide - Disability Rights California (DRC)
May 7, 2021

The Voting Rights Staff Attorney shares responsibility with other legal and advocacy staff for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings to clients with disabilities. The Staff Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Supervising Attorney for Voting Rights and in collaboration with other Disability Rights California attorneys and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts.

Clients’ Rights Advocate

Central Valley - Disability Rights California (DRC)
May 7, 2021

The Client’s Rights Advocate provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in 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.

Patients’ Rights Advocate

Southern California - Disability Rights California (DRC)
May 7, 2021

The Patients’ Rights Advocate (PRA) provides advocacy services to, and investigates complaints regarding abuse and denials of rights of, state hospital patients, provides trainings to both the hospital staff and residents, and represents patients at hearings on site involving involuntary medication or at other due process hearings.

Family Defense Attorney

Bay Area - May 4, 2021

Our attorneys provide client-centered, holistic defense through an active litigation practice paired with robust out-of-court advocacy. Attorney collaboration with in-house social work and parent advocate staff furthers our goals to reduce entries into foster care, shorten lengths of stay in foster care, promote frequent and high-quality visiting arrangements, and ensure that families receive services that are well-tailored to expediting safe and lasting reunification.

Staff Attorney, Project New Start

Southern California - Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
May 4, 2021

MHAS seeks to hire an Attorney to provide free legal services to individuals with mental health disabilities who have experienced incarceration via Project New Start. Done in partnership with the organization Painted Brain, Project New Start is a comprehensive job placement, mental health, and legal services program for formerly incarcerated individuals who reside in South Los Angeles.

Staff Attorney

Central Coast - San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation
May 4, 2021

San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to work in the areas of foreclosure prevention, landlord-tenant law and veterans’ services. The position is based in our office in San Luis Obispo and will require travel throughout the County for court appearances, meetings, and community outreach.

Housing/Probate Facilitator

Central Coast - April 29, 2021

Under direction, provides professional attorney services including the development, planning, implementation and operation of a housing/probate law assistance program providing client-directed legal support and education services to self-represented litigants; facilitates the effectiveness of, and expedites proceedings specifically related to evictions, landlord-tenant, guardianships, and general/limited conservatorships of the person by assisting and/or teaching self-represented litigants how to plan and prepare matters for hearing; may perform other related work as assigned.

Legal Secretary

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
April 26, 2021

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Legal Secretary will draft legal documents, file, maintain records and perform variety of secretarial duties for the local office.

Law Clerk, Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
April 26, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Law Clerk. The Supporting Families Workgroup (SFWG) helps and represents survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in obtaining restraining orders, and orders for custody, dissolution, visitation, and support. It also assists and represents undocumented survivors of domestic violence, torture, human trafficking, and other serious abuse in removal proceedings and before USCIS; and helps and represents individuals before USCIS to become U.S. Citizens.

Attorney, Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
April 26, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. The Supporting Families Workgroup (SFWG) helps and represents survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in obtaining restraining orders, and orders for custody, dissolution, visitation, and support. It also assists and represents undocumented survivors of domestic violence, torture, human trafficking, and other serious abuse in removal proceedings and before USCIS; and helps and represents individuals before USCIS to become U.S. Citizens.

Attorney, Veterans Justice Center

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
April 26, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. The Workgroup: The Veterans Justice Center advocates on behalf of Veterans to obtain life-sustaining income, health, and housing benefits; dismiss tickets and expunge convictions so Veterans can have a fresh start; upgrade unjust less-than-honorable military discharges; and prevent Veteran homelessness.

Supervising Attorney, Client Intake Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
April 26, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervising Attorney. LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system.

Attorney, Santa Monica Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
April 26, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. LAFLA’s Santa Monica Workgroup is a community office assisting residents in the areas of housing, public benefits, and domestic violence and family advocacy.

Legal Administrative Assistant

Bay Area - April 23, 2021

Our busy, fast-paced law office is looking for a legal administrative assistant to support the work of our attorneys, under the supervision of our Administration and Operations Director (AOD). This position also includes front desk / receptionist responsibilities. The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator, independent, detail-oriented, and capable of prioritizing and multi-tasking. The position requires a high level of resourcefulness, including problem-solving and creative thinking skills. Strong computer and data management skills are a must.

Senior Counsel, Opportunity Under Law

Southern California - Public Counsel
April 23, 2021

Public Counsel seeks an experienced Senior Counsel to join the OUL team in litigating complex federal and state impact cases to promote civil rights and economic justice. The Senior Counsel will be responsible for managing and leading existing cases and developing new impact litigation opportunities in collaboration with the Director of OUL, Project staff, staff in Public Counsel’s other projects, and volunteer attorneys.

Supervising Staff Attorney, Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern California - Public Counsel
April 23, 2021

The Supervising Staff Attorney position is a full-time position based at Public Counsel’s 610 S. Ardmore office. The Supervising Staff Attorney will oversee Public Counsel’s general eviction defense programs. In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, various Federal, State and local funds have been dedicated to funding eviction defense efforts. Public Counsel currently participates in Stay Housed LA, a County-funded program designed to provide emergency eviction defense services as well as two State Bar funded projects also focused on eviction prevention and defense.

Supervising Staff Attorney, Shriver Housing Project

Southern California - Public Counsel
April 23, 2021

The Supervising Staff Attorney position is a full-time position based at Public Counsel’s 610 S. Ardmore office. The Supervising Staff Attorney will oversee Public Counsel’s Shriver Housing Project. The Shriver Housing Project is authorized under the Shriver Civil Counsel Act (AB 590) to demonstrate the benefits of providing counsel to clients in high-stakes civil litigation such as evictions.

Staff Attorney, Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern California - Public Counsel
April 23, 2021

This innovative program is designed to remove barriers to housing that require legal intervention, including but not limited to: eviction prevention, tenant advice and counsel, government benefits, financial debt, professional licenses and identification, and expungement of criminal records. This is a full-time position and requires off-site clinic work in South Los Angeles communities and other parts of Los Angeles County.

Legal Secretary

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
April 23, 2021

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Legal Secretary will draft legal documents, file, maintain records and perform variety of secretarial duties for the local office.

Grants and Contracts Manager

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
April 15, 2021

Reporting to the Chief Development and Marketing Director, the Grants and Contracts Manager serves as the primary grant writer, engages in compliance reporting, manages funder relationships and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement.

Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Homeless Action Center (HAC)
April 15, 2021

Homeless Action Center (HAC) is a community-based legal services program founded in 1990 to provide legal services to homeless people in Alameda County. Over time, HAC’s specialty became public benefits advocacy, with a focus on Social Security disability benefits. The process of qualifying for disability benefits can be lengthy and difficult. Employing an empathetic, culturally humble client-centered focus and harm reduction principles, Staff Attorneys work closely with other legal services programs and social services programs to assist clients in meeting their emergency and longer-term needs during this process.

Staff Attorney

Southern California - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
April 14, 2021

Reporting to the Regional Director of Advocacy, the Staff Attorney will provide 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.

Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 2021

BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and interest in Medical Legal Partnerships (MLP), an innovative and growing model of legal services delivery which includes providing services in multiple of BayLegal's substantive practice areas through a lens of individual and public health. In this position you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience and provide representation across multiple practice areas, with focuses on public benefits and housing.

Housing Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 2021

BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Alameda County office to preserve tenancies for low-income tenants. In this position you will have the opportunity to join a small collaborative local team based out of Oakland and BayLegal’s larger regional practice and social justice team.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 2021

BayLegal seeks an experienced DEI advocate with a demonstrated strong commitment to racial justice, social justice, and advancing equity across all identity markers to join BayLegal. The work involves travel throughout the Bay Area and BayLegal’s regional offices.

Pro Bono Coordinator

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 2021

The Pro Bono Department Coordinator is a key member of BayLegal’s Pro Bono Department, and actively supports the engagement of a full range of volunteers in the delivery of legal services for low-income communities, from private attorneys to high school volunteers. The Coordinator supports the planning, delivery, and evaluation of BayLegal's firm-wide pro bono programs.

Staff Attorney, Slum Housing Litigation

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
April 13, 2021

ICLC is seeking a temporary full-time Staff Attorney with 1 to 5 years of litigation experience to join our team and work on habitability affirmative litigation on behalf of low-income tenants. The length of this position is approximately May 1, 2021 until approximately September 1, 2021.

Managing Attorney, Medical Legal Partnership

Central Coast - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
April 13, 2021

Reporting to the Rural Justice Unit Director, the Managing Attorney will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP). This includes supervising, training and motivating MLP staff to provide the highest quality legal services. The Managing Attorney should have a firm grasp of the MLP’s priority legal areas, sound casework supervision skills, and a willingness to think creatively about strategic legal issues and problems. The Managing Attorney will work alongside the MLP staff to deepen and expand the work of the MLP, and in partnership with internal and external stakeholders will establish a vision and plan for the future of the MLP.

Staff Attorney, Housing

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Attorney for its Housing Department, focused on a fast-paced and dynamic unlawful detainer practice. Over the past year and as a part of our Strategic Plan, the Law Foundation consolidated its housing legal practice into a unified, mission-driven program. 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. Our Housing team has built on our longstanding expertise and success to develop new approaches to training, supervision, and support of staff as well as creating innovative service delivery models.

Staff Attorney, Health Program

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

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. You will have the opportunity to help clients obtain benefits or prevent the loss of benefits to which they are entitled.

Social Worker, Bilingual (Spanish)

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

The social worker will work in tandem with different LACY attorneys to identify and address the needs and interests of the clients. The position will require the social worker to assess the suitability for placement and visitation of parents, relatives, and foster care providers. The social worker will be expected to meet with clients in various settings, including home and school environments.

Community Housing Advocate

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Community Housing Advocate for its housing department. The housing department works to incorporate community lawyering and other race equity tools into its work to provide the best possible housing services to our community. The housing department will have a strong focus on anti-displacement and will dedicate resources to both direct services work and system change.

Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
April 7, 2021

FVAP is seeking a full-time attorney to join our exceptional and dynamic staff in our Oakland, California office. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds. FVAP’s clientele is extremely diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations. The ideal candidate will bring skills and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these diverse populations adeptly in the context of appellate litigation. Any candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever needed to support a small nonprofit. The immediate supervisor is the Director of Programs.

Veteran Benefits Staff Attorney

Southern California - April 7, 2021

VLI seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney or VA Accredited Claims Agent with 3-15 years experience to provide free legal services to low income veterans in the area of Veteran Benefits.

Housing Staff Attorney

Southern California - Veterans Legal Institute
April 7, 2021

VLI seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney with 3-15 years experience to provide free legal services to prevent veteran homelessness for clients who income qualify as indigent. Candidate will be expanding VLI’s current efforts to prevent veteran homelessness primarily in Orange County but may have opportunities to serve those in Los Angeles San Bernardino or Riverside Counties.

Clients’ Rights Advocate

Central Valley - Disability Rights California (DRC)
April 7, 2021

The Client’s Rights Advocate provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in 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.

Clients’ Rights Advocate/Attorney

Southern California - Disability Rights California (DRC)
April 7, 2021

The Client’s Rights Advocate provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in 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.

Clients’ Rights Advocate/Attorney

Southern California - Disability Rights California (DRC)
April 7, 2021

The Client’s Rights Advocate provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in 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.

Immigration Attorney

Southern California - Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
March 25, 2021

The Immigration Practice Group assists survivors of domestic violence and related crimes in obtaining or maintaining lawful status. Candidates with experience in humanitarian forms of immigration relief are strongly preferred.

Staff Attorney

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
March 23, 2021

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.

Staff Attorney, Housing

Bay Area - Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
March 23, 2021

We are seeking an attorney to join our Housing Rights Team which currently consists of four attorneys and four project coordinators who work collaboratively on all aspects of the program. On the front lines of the housing affordability crisis, Housing staff members work to defend individual tenancies, enforce existing tenant protections through impact litigation, and advocate for effective and equitable housing policies in partnership with impacted communities.

Housing Project Staff Attorney

Southern California - Elder Law and Disability Rights Center
March 18, 2021

Elder Law and Disability Rights Center, a non-profit law firm (ELDR), seeks a full-time staff attorney to join its team. The right person is passionate about closing the justice gap though free and low-cost legal services, excited to join a small and growing organization, and prepared to work both independently and as part of a team.

Staff Attorney

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
March 18, 2021

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.

Directing Attorney

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
March 18, 2021

Reporting to the Program Director, 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 in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.

Grants and Contracts Coordinator

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Grants and Contracts Coordinator.

Staff Accountant

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Staff Accountant.

Attorney, Restoring Communities (DOORs Reentry Project)

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

The position will provide legal assistance to reentry individuals in various substantive areas including but not limited to housing, benefits, and criminal justice related issues. This position will be co-located at the DOORS Community Reentry Center in South Los Angeles and require working collaboratively with community-based organizations and county agencies to provide holistic services to re-entry individuals. The position will also provide workshops and/clinics at the Community Reentry Center.

Managing Attorney, Housing and Communities

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney, Housing and Communities.

Attorney, Santa Monica Workgroup (Right to Counsel Project)

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

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. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.