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.


Patients’ Rights Advocate

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
July 10, 2020

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.

Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
July 10, 2020

The Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate serves as the first person to hear about a regional center client’s issue when they call for help. The position engages with consumer populations from diverse cultural backgrounds and providing outreach support to vulnerable communities.

Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup (CBEST)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 10, 2020

The Economic Stability Workgroup (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.

Attorney – Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 10, 2020

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.

Law Student Clerkships (Full or Part-Time)

Bay AreaLawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)
July 9, 2020

Under the supervision of an attorney, the law clerk will prepare legal memoranda, conduct legal research, perform other litigation and non-litigation related legal assignments, and conduct client interviews. Clerks are an integral part of the work of the LCCRSF . Clerks may have the opportunity to participate in direct legal services, impact litigation, and/or policy advocacy. Clerks also participate in legal staff meetings.

Managing Attorney – Homeless Prevention Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
July 7, 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, LAFLA is the place for you! LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney for its Homeless Prevention Working Group

Communications – Storytelling Project Assistant

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
June 30, 2020

BayLegal seeks an individual with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice who is interested in helping to document and tell the story of our history over the past 20 years, connecting that story back to our roots in the civil rights movement, and forward to the present opportunities and challenges facing our clients and their communities. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and self-motivated as a writer, oral historian, and advocate for justice.

Communications and Development Assistant

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
June 29, 2020

BayLegal seeks an individual with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Development & Communications department and the broader BayLegal team to help tell the story about the importance of civil legal aid, steward and support our donors, and draw more supporters to our mission.

Communications & Development Assistant

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
June 29, 2020

BayLegal seeks an individual with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Development & Communications department and the broader BayLegal team to help tell the story about the importance of civil legal aid, steward and support our donors, and draw more supporters to our mission.

Supervising Attorney – Health (Economic Rights Unit)

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
June 24, 2020

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Supervising Attorney for its Health Program – Economic Rights Unit (“ERU”). The Supervising Attorney will oversee the work of the ERU. The ERU represents clients living with mental health or developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and other serious chronic illnesses, as well as clients experiencing homelessness.

Executive Director

Central CoastLegal Services for Seniors
June 18, 2020

Legal Services for Seniors seeks an Executive Director who is a dynamic, hands-on, detail-oriented leader with excellent communication, fundraising and networking skills. The position includes the need for managerial, administrative and organizational experience, as well as a legal background handling various types of legal matters.

Director of Litigation

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
June 17, 2020

Are you interested in leading 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 our Director of Litigation!

Social Worker

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
June 16, 2020

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.

Clients’ Rights Advocate

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
June 16, 2020

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 the state developmental centers and community facilities.

Office Manager

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
June 16, 2020

Our Office Manager Team is seeking a passionate, driven, and proactive Office Manager for the Los Angeles office.

Administrative Specialist

Southern CaliforniaUCLA School of Law
June 16, 2020

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic Client Coordinator and Program Administrator capable of providing a high-level of support to the directors, volunteers, and students of the Veterans Legal Clinic of an exciting Veterans Legal Services Clinical Program.

Reviewer

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
June 16, 2020

The Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance (OPRABA) is looking for self-motivated compliance reviewers to be part of a new and exciting fast-paced team. Working closely with attorneys, you will be responsible for the review of Social Security Administration (SSA) representative payees to ensure compliance as well as uncover and correct any misuse, mismanagement, or fraud of beneficiary income.

Supervising Attorney – Housing (Unlawful Detainer Practice)

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
June 11, 2020

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Supervising Attorney for its Housing Department, focused on supervising a fast-paced and dynamic unlawful detainer practice.

Supervising Attorney, Youth Justice Unit

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
June 11, 2020

BayLegal seeks a culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to be the Supervising Attorney in our regional youth justice unit. The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for supervising the legal work of the unit staff, ensuring high quality legal services for youth in a wide-range of civil legal areas in which the unit practices.

Social Justice Staff Attorney (Housing and Consumer focus)

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
June 11, 2020

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our committed team in our Santa Clara County Regional Office, located in San José. 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 and consumer matters.

Administrative Analyst, Senior

Southern CaliforniaUCLA School of Law
June 3, 2020

The UCLA School of Law Veterans Legal Clinic is seeking a staff attorney to expand its services through client representation, community engagement and Clinic management. The Clinic is a small law office and the Staff Attorney has the opportunity to make a significant contribution in determining how services are provided. The Staff Attorney will be primarily located at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Campus.

Managing Attorney

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
May 21, 2020

ICLC seeks an experienced, dynamic, and creative Managing Attorney to provide leadership support and subject matter expertise to ICLC Attorneys and legal support staff.

Information Technology Manager

Bay AreaNational Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
May 8, 2020

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) seeks an Information Technology Manager. The position will report to the Senior Director of Finance & Operations and will be a member of NCYL’s fun loving, energetic, and growing Operations Team. The position will be located in Oakland, CA, and will support NCYL’s work and staff across all projects and locations.

Staff Attorney – Consumer Finance

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
May 8, 2020

MHAS seeks to hire a full-time attorney to lead a new consumer finance project specifically targeting low-income people of color with mental health disabilities. The project will include providing credit counseling and financial literacy trainings to these communities as well as providing legal services, ranging from brief advice and counsel to deeper legal representation, to these individuals on a range of issues including consumer issues, housing issues, benefits issues, and other related issues.

Project Manager, Development

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
May 8, 2020

Join an organization advancing equality through free legal services for low-income people. The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has an opportunity to join our team as Project Manager, Development for the Development department.

Bilingual Attorney, Family Law Assisted Self Help (FLASH)

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
May 8, 2020

Join an organization dedicated to improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco currently has an exciting opportunity for a Bilingual Attorney, to work at the San Francisco Superior Court for JDC’s Family Law Assisted Self-Help Project (FLASH).

Staff Attorney – Housing

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
May 7, 2020

BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our committed Housing Law practice group in San Francisco. Our housing attorneys focus on preserving tenancies for low-income and subsidized tenants in San Francisco. As part of the San Francisco’s Tenant Right to Counsel Initiative this position will focus on providing full-scope legal representation to tenants in unlawful detainer proceedings.

Supervising Attorney – Housing

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
May 7, 2020

Are you interested in using your legal and supervisory skills to address homelessness and help low-income San Franciscans assert their rights as tenants and maintain housing stability? BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our dynamic tenants’ right practice as Supervising Attorney of the Housing Unit for the San Francisco Office and to support BayLegal’s greater mission.

Housing Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
May 7, 2020

CCLS seeks TWO, full-time housing attorney to be a part of a team that regularly engages in affirmative litigation and provides general legal support to clients across the Central Valley that will improve housing conditions and prevent displacement.

Senior/Consumer Law Team Leader

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
May 7, 2020

Central California Legal Services seeks a the Senior/Consumer Law Team Leader. This position will direct a team of attorneys and advocates in providing services to eligible seniors and dependent adults in a variety of legal areas. The Team Leader will also be responsible for providing effective legal representation to address consumer issues effecting CCLS clients.

Senior/ Consumer Law Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
May 7, 2020

Central California Legal Services seeks a Senior/Consumer Staff Attorney. This position will provide services to eligible seniors and dependent adults in a variety of legal areas. The Staff Attorney will also be responsible for providing effective legal representation to address consumer issues effecting CCLS’s clients.

Immigration Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
May 7, 2020

CCLS seeks a full-time, immigration staff attorney to work with its Family/Immigration/Benefits Team. The ideal candidate will have experience providing legal representation, consultation, advocacy and education in immigration, naturalization, and/or domestic violence matters.

Senior Analyst

Sacramento RegionJudicial Council of California (Judicial Council)
April 28, 2020

The Judicial Council of California is accepting applications for the position of Senior Analyst for the Center for Families, Children and the Courts.

Executive Director

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Society of San Bernardino (LASSB)
April 27, 2020

The Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino County (LASSB) seeks an Executive Director to lead an evolving non-profit organization looking to continue its sixty-two-year history of providing high-quality, cost-effective legal services to low-income residents of San Bernardino County. LASSB was founded in 1958 and has a staff of twelve, supported by numerous community volunteers.

Staff Attorney – Homelessness Prevention

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
April 24, 2020

MHAS seeks to hire a full-time attorney to lead a new behavioral health legal partnership in which legal services intervention specifically targeting low-income tenants with mental health disabilities at risk of homelessness is holistically integrated in partnership with three of the largest mental health services providers in Los Angeles

Directing Attorney/Executive Director

Central CoastSenior Citizens Legal Services (SCLS)
April 20, 2020

Senior Citizens Legal Services seeks a Directing Attorney/Executive Director. This position has overall responsibility for all aspects of the organization.

Legislative Advocate – Housing

Sacramento RegionWestern Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)
April 16, 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. As the state faces an affordable housing crisis, this position provides a unique opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the rights of marginalized low-income tenants to push for statewide tenant protections and just land use policies.

Staff Attorney – Dependency

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 10, 2020

LACY (Legal Services for Children & Youth) is a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. LACY seeks a staff attorney to work in our juvenile dependency unit. The attorney will accept court appointments to represent minors subject to petitions alleging abuse and neglect.

Caregiver Services Attorney

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
April 6, 2020

Bet Tzedek seeks a Caregiver Services staff attorney to join the Caregiver Unit to provide legal services and engage in community engagement and collaboration efforts designed to address the unique legal issues and advance the interests of caregivers, and the seniors, and dependent adults they care for.

Homelessness Prevention Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
April 6, 2020

Bet Tzedek is seeking a junior attorney to help staff an exciting partnership to provide comprehensive, trauma informed, wrap-around legal services designed to remove barriers faced by Los Angeles County community members experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness.

Staff Attorney – Guardianship & Immigration

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
April 6, 2020

Bet Tzedek is seeking a determined, organized, and zealous bilingual advocate to represent caregivers seeking appointment as guardian of the children in their care. In addition, this staff attorney will represent unaccompanied immigrant children eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in state court and immigration proceedings.

Office Administrator

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
March 30, 2020

The Bar Association of San Francisco is looking for an Office Administrator. The Office Administrator performs a range of administrative duties to support the Pro Bono Legal Services Program, and reports directly to the Director. She/he assists with all administrative aspects of managing four JDC offices for effective and efficient operations, coordinates data entry and reporting, and conducts client intake two days per week.

Part-time Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day Immigration Legal Defense Program

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
March 30, 2020

The Justice and Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco is the host of the Attorney of the Day Program, which provides consultations to unrepresented respondents on the day of their initial court hearings. We are excited to hire a Part-time Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day (AOD) who will consult with and provide limited scope representation to unrepresented individuals and families facing removal on the detained, non-detained and juvenile dockets at the San Francisco Immigration Court. The Part-time Staff Attorney, AOD will create protocols to provide unrepresented respondents more continuous and robust services. The Part-time Staff Attorney, AOD will also liaise with the court and attorney volunteers, and train attorney volunteers and participate in data collection and analysis. The individual in this part-time position is expected to work 15 – 20 hours per week.

Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day Immigration Legal Defense Program

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
March 30, 2020

The Justice and Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco is the host of the Attorney of the Day Program, which provides consultations to unrepresented respondents on the day of their initial court hearings. We are excited to hire our first Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day (AOD) who will consult with and provide limited scope representation to unrepresented individuals and families facing removal on the detained, non-detained and juvenile dockets at the San Francisco Immigration Court. The Staff Attorney, AOD will create protocols to provide unrepresented respondents more continuous and robust services. The Staff Attorney, AOD will also liaise with the court and attorney volunteers, and train attorney volunteers and participate in data collection and analysis.

Supervising Attorney, Child Custody/Visitation (SASH)

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
March 30, 2020

The Bar Association of San Francisco is looking for a Supervising Attorney, Child Custody/ Visitation.The Sargent Shriver Custody Project (SASH) represents low-income parents in child custody and visitation cases when the opposing party has counsel. SASH is part of a statewide program following the results of providing counsel in civil cases where critical human needs are involved, formed under the California Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act. SASH is a joint project with San Francisco’s Unified Family Court and this position works from offices based at the San Francisco Superior Court.

Part-time Program Assistant , Court Programs

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
March 30, 2020

The Bar Association of San Fransisco is looking for a Part-time Program Assistant. The Program Assistant is responsible for performing data entry, correcting billing entries and vendor identification, and maintaining files for requests for compensation from Court-appointed attorneys, private investigators and expert witnesses in adult criminal, juvenile delinquency and dependency cases. This position also performs data entry of conflicts appointment information reported by panel members; and assists with peer reference evaluations for panel members, Fee Audit Program for Criminal, Juvenile Delinquency, and Juvenile Dependency bills, and in running reports regarding statistical analysis of bills and budget for Conflicts Programs.

Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children (LSC)
March 27, 2020

SC seeks an attorney to represent children in immigration proceedings. Clients will be living in the community in the Bay Area. Clients are primarily monolingual Spanish speakers. We welcome applicants at all levels and provide opportunities for training and leadership.

Attorney – Self Help Legal Access Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 26, 2020

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 Centers are free walk-in clinics created to help people help themselves. We offer workshops, legal forms and information to individuals seeking legal recourse without a lawyer. The Centers do not provide individual legal advice or representation.

Staff Attorney – Santa Monica Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 26, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Santa Monica Workgroup, a community office assisting residents primarily in the areas of housing, public benefits, and domestic violence and family advocacy.

Pro Bono Program Director

Southern CaliforniaUCLA School of Law
March 16, 2020

UCLA School of Law seeks our inaugural Pro Bono Program Director. The Pro Bono Program Director will work with staff from UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Office of Public Interest Programs, and Experiential Education Programs, as well as other programs, centers, and student leaders at UCLA Law.