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 Secretary

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
November 18, 2019

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 Legal Secretary. 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.

Intake Paralegal- Client Intake Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
November 18, 2019

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 for its Client Intake Workgroup.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaOneJustice
November 15, 2019

OneJustice is looking for a Staff Attorney to join our team of legal aid innovators. The Staff Attorney will be a part of OneJustice’s efforts to develop more effective and efficient ways to get pro bono attorneys involved in the delivery of legal services and will be responsible for leading the Justice Bus Project in Southern California.

Deputy Director of Program, Policy and Litigation

Bay AreaNational Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
November 8, 2019

NCYL seeks a dynamic, strategic, Deputy Director of Program, Policy and Litigation, responsible for guiding the organization’s efforts on behalf of children and youth. This position will report to the Executive Director and be based out of either our Oakland or Washington D.C. office.

Senior Attorney – Mental Health

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
November 7, 2019

The Senior Attorney in the Mental Health Practice Group plays a leading role in individual and systemic advocacy to protect the rights of people with mental health disabilities. The Senior Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Mental Health Practice Group senior staff and in collaboration with other Disability Rights California attorneys and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts.

Director of Pro Bono

Bay AreaLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
November 7, 2019

he Director of Pro Bono is responsible for managing all aspects of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo’s Pro Bono Program which increases access to justice by utilizing the skills and expertise of pro bono volunteers. The Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining pro bono relationships, including the recruitment, coordination, training, supervision and stewardship of volunteers.

Litigation Counsel

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
November 7, 2019

DRC is seeking a creative, bold, and experienced litigator to co-lead our Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Practice Group. to advocate for Californians with disabilities so they can live with autonomy, dignity, and respect in a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values each individual and their voice.

Executive Director

Bay AreaWorksafe
November 7, 2019

Worksafe is seeking an Executive Director to support our mission to prevent occupational injury, illness, and death by bringing justice to the workplace. Worksafe’s Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership and vision, directing daily operations, and furthering the long term goals of the organization.

Managing Attorney – Mental Health

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
November 7, 2019

The Managing Attorney provides leadership, strategic direction and overall management of the Mental Health Practice Group. The Managing Attorney promotes a positive work environment and collaboration within the practice group and other DRC groups.

Family Law Staff Attorney

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
November 7, 2019

BayLegal seeks a family law attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This position is based in our San Francisco office. As a member of BayLegal’s regional practice, there may be travel within BayLegal’s broader service areas to address the regional nature of poverty and as necessary for training and broader advocacy.

Legal Secretary

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
November 7, 2019

Central California Legal Services (CCLS) seeks a legal secretary to support their Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP). The legal secretary will work to expand recruitment and use of volunteer attorneys enabling CCLS to increase the provision of high-quality services to clients, as well as to assist in providing training and education to CCLS advocates.

Development Director/Manager

Bay AreaRoot & Rebound
November 7, 2019

Root & Rebound seeks a creative fundraiser, constant-learner, strong writer and strategic project manager to lead a small, but mighty, Development Team out of our Oakland headquarters!

Executive Assistant

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
November 5, 2019

LAFLA is seeking an experienced executive assistant that possess the administrative skills, technical competence, and knowledge expected for a seasoned administrative professional. The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to the Executive Director, Deputy Director, the Director of Litigation & Policy and LAFLA’s Board of Directors.

Attorney- Pro Bono Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
November 5, 2019

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 position works to coordinate and expand LAFLA’s Pro Bono program.

Attorney-Self Help Legal Access Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
November 5, 2019

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Self-Help Center program. The Self-Help Legal Access Centers are court-based walk-in clinics created to help people represent themselves. The Centers offer workshops, legal forms and how to guides, reviews of legal forms and pleadings and general information to self-represented ligitants.

Staff Attorney – Pro Bono

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
October 31, 2019

This attorney will be responsible for coordinating LACLJ’s pro bono efforts, including LACLJ’s new California Legal Access for Survivors Project (CLASP or Project). The model involves victims service providers assisting survivors with their DVPA requests using the Project’s on-line forms production program with forms review by off-site pro bono attorneys.

CCIJ Immigration Program Assistant

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
October 31, 2019

The CCIJ Program Assistant will provide direct support to CCIJ leadership and CCIJ rapid response, as well as take the lead on CCIJ data collection and administration. The CCIJ Program Assistant has responsibility for several aspects of the CCIJ data collection and data entry, intake, and, referral processes and administrative duties as assigned by CCIJ leadership.

Staff Attorney (Migrant Unit) – Coachella

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 31, 2019

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides legal service to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies.

Staff Attorney – Patients’ Rights Unit

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
October 31, 2019

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a Staff Attorney for Mental Health Advocacy Project’s (MHAP) Patients’ Rights Unit. MHAP’s Patients’ Rights Unit protects the civil rights of mental health consumers in Santa Clara County through direct client representation, systemic advocacy, training, and education.

Staff Attorney (Migrant Unit) – Salinas

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 31, 2019

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides legal service to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies.

Directing Attorney – El Centro

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 31, 2019

Reporting to the Regional Director of Advocacy, 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.

Migrant Staff Attorney – Housing Specialist

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 29, 2019

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Migrant 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 Specialist

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 29, 2019

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 Specialist

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 29, 2019

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low-income clients in housing matters.

Staff Attorney (CEI Program) – Modesto

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 29, 2019

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 DUCs. Primary responsibilities include legal advocacy/litigation, factual research, community outreach and education, leadership development and permissible advocacy in local and state governmental forums.

Staff Attorney – Modesto

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 29, 2019

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides comprehensive legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low income clients in accordance with the program priorities and case handling policies.

Staff Attorney – Medical Legal Partnership

Central CoastCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 29, 2019

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. Healthcare providers refer patients to MLP staff attorneys, who conduct intakes on-site at the clinics and provide comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in diverse areas of the law, including employment, housing, education, public benefits, and environmental justice

Community Worker (Migrant Unit)

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 29, 2019

The Community Worker will report to the Directing Attorney and will be supporting the Migrant Unit through initial screenings for eligibility, interview to determine the nature of the legal problem/s and to identify the type of legal assistance being sought by the applicants. They will also engage in field inspections and conducting regular community education and outreach.

Law Clerk- Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
October 28, 2019

LAFLA will host law clerks as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps (CVJC). The law clerks will support CVJC’s Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fellow. The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime victims. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation, outreach, and education, to victims of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant victims of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief.

2020 Census Community Worker

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 28, 2019

The 2020 Census Community Worker will report to the 2020 Census Coordinator and will promote awareness about the 2020 Census by hosting booths at resource fairs, performing train-the-trainer education, distributing census informational flyers, and conducting door-to-door canvassing all in an effort to educate targeted to Hard to Count populations about the Census to obtain complete count.

Directing Attorney – Modesto

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 28, 2019

California Rural Legal Assistance seeks a Directing Attorney for its Coachella Office. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Deputy 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.

Directing Attorney – Coachella

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 28, 2019

California Rural Legal Assistance seeks a Directing Attorney for its Coachella Office. Reporting to the Regional Director of Advocacy, 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

Attorney – Medical Legal Partnership

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
October 28, 2019

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Medical Legal Partnership Program. 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.

Paralegal – Medical Legal Partnership

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
October 28, 2019

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

Youth Justice Attorney

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
October 28, 2019

We are seeking a staff attorney to join our youth justice team. We are interested in candidates who are energetic, culturally competent and have a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to represent youth who are involved in the juvenile delinquency system. The attorney will focus on providing civil legal services designed to meet the individualized needs of delinquency involved youth. Advocacy will be across practice areas, with a main caseload of SSI and a smaller, mixed caseload, which may include special education, health access, public benefits (e.g. foster care benefits, SSI, CalWORKs, and General Assistance), legal permanency, housing, and other work.

Family Law Attorney (Temporary)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
October 28, 2019

We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy. This 6-month position involves legal representation of low-income victims of domestic violence in an array of family court proceedings, including dissolution of marriage, custody and support, UPAs and restraining orders. The position also requires conducting community education presentations and working in collaboration with the court and domestic violence organizations to address policy and impact issues affecting domestic violence survivors. The attorney in this position also assists victims of domestic violence in U Visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status petitions.

Supervising Attorney, Legal Advice Line

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
October 28, 2019

We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to become the Supervising Attorney of the Legal Advice Line (LAL) located in Oakland. The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for the direct supervision of staff case work, oversight of project and grant deliverable compliance, and ensuring that clients receive high quality legal services. Through our regional county offices, our mobile advocacy clinics, and our nationally-recognized Legal Advice Line, BayLegal prevents domestic violence and sexual assault, increases economic stability, protects consumers, expands access to healthcare, and prevents homelessness. For our clients, BayLegal makes the difference between staying in poverty and thriving toward a brighter future.

Legal Advice Line Staff Attorney

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
October 28, 2019

BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to be part of a team that provides legal advice and brief service to eligible clients with civil legal issues throughout the Bay Area. Through our regional county offices, our mobile advocacy clinics, and our nationally-recognized Legal Advice Line and Health Consumer Center hotlines, BayLegal’s mission is to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, increase economic stability, protect consumers, expand access to healthcare, and prevent homelessness. For our clients, BayLegal makes the difference between staying in poverty and thriving toward a brighter future.

Supervising Attorney – Civil Litigation

Bay AreaLegal Aid of Marin
October 25, 2019

Legal Aid of Marin is seeking a Supervising Attorney to supervise legal work by attorneys practicing in Legal Aid of Marin’s core practice areas (housing law, employment law, and civil fines and fees); to provide direct legal assistance in Legal Aid of Marin’s core practice areas, with particular emphasis on housing law.

Bi-linguag (Spanish) Client Advocate

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
October 25, 2019

Work in a legal environment dedicated to equal access to justice. The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Bi-lingual (Spanish) Client Advocate supporting our Family Law and Tax Projects.

Health Consumer Center Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
October 25, 2019

CCLS 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.

Attorney – Child Welfare & Legal Advocacy

Bay AreaNational Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
October 25, 2019

NCYL seeks an Attorney to work on impact litigation and policy initiatives on behalf of children and youth in the child welfare system. The attorney will also work on litigation and policy projects focused on improving access to quality mental health care for system-involved children and youth.

Senior Attorney – Immigration & Legal Advocacy

Bay AreaNational Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
October 25, 2019

NCYL seeks a Senior Attorney to help lead our immigration litigation, focused on ensuring immigrant children are not indefinitely detained, separated from their families, or denied their due process rights. Currently, NCYL is counsel in landmark litigation representing children detained in federal immigration custody.

Supervising Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
October 25, 2019

CCLS seeks a full-time, supervising attorney for its Voluntary Legal Services Program, which encourages private attorneys to donate legal services through its organized clinics, special projects, and direct client representation. VLSP provides case management, litigation support, training, and co-counseling for private-practice volunteer attorneys handling pro bono cases.

Health Staff Attorney

California StatewideJustice in Aging
October 25, 2019

Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with a commitment to social justice to join our organization. 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.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaElder Law & Advocacy
October 25, 2019

Elder Law & Advocacy seeks a staff attorney for its Imperial County office. The position is based in Imperial County and offers an opportunity to work on a variety of civil legal services cases. The office is located in the superior court in the city of El Centro.

Development Manager

Bay AreaNational Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
October 25, 2019

The Development Manager will secure funding for many of NCYL’s high-impact system reform projects. Through this role, you will engage in close partnerships with NCYL program staff across campaign areas, partner with leading national, state, and local foundations, and help drive the organization’s mission.

Assistant Clients Rights’ Advocate

Bay AreaDisability Rights California (DRC)
October 24, 2019

The ACRA serves as the first person to hear about a regional center client’s issue when they call for help. The position responds to new inquiries, asks questions to understand the needs of the client during the intake, and follows protocol after the intake is completed. The position provides many opportunities such as helping shape the work within a tight team, engaging with consumer populations from diverse cultural backgrounds and providing outreach support to vulnerable communities.

LGBTQ+ Program Staff Attorney

California StatewideCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
October 24, 2019

California Rural Legal Assistance seeks a Staff Attorney for its LGBTQ+ program. The LGBTQ+ Staff Attorney is a primary client advocate in CRLA’s statewide advocacy for LGBTQ+ people and is essential in the implementation of its goal to increase access to justice for low-income LGBTQ+ people in rural California.

Immigration Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaNeighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)
October 24, 2019

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Pacoima office. The staff attorney will be responsible for representing survivors of domestic violence with their immigration petitions and may provide assistance in family law disputes and at restraining order hearings.