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.


Director

Bay Area - Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
February 26, 2021

At a critical time for lower-income communities and people of color, the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) seeks a new Director to lead one of California’s premier support centers for local and regional legal services advancing justice and equity. Our work enables systemic, anti-racist advocacy to increase and preserve affordable housing, fight displacement, eliminate discriminatory zoning, support unhoused communities, and protect and expand people’s entitlement to public benefits, income support, and supportive services.

Supervising Attorney

Southern California - Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
February 26, 2021

MHAS seeks to hire an experienced attorney to join MHAS’ Senior Leadership Team as a Supervising Attorney. MHAS is open to considering candidates who seek either part-time or full-time employment. MHAS Supervising Attorneys oversee 2-3 of the following core projects: MHAS’ participation in the LA County Whole Person Care Medical-Legal Partnership, MHAS’ Homelessness Prevention project, MHAS’ Reentry project, MHAS’ Fair Housing project, MHAS’ General Intake Line, MHAS’ Consumer Finance Project, and/or MHAS’ Special Education project.

Senior Attorney

Southern California - Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
February 26, 2021

MHAS seeks to hire an experienced attorney to join MHAS’ Senior Leadership Team as a Senior Attorney. MHAS is open to considering candidates who seek either part-time or full-time employment. MHAS Senior Attorneys provide substantive expertise and manage 1-2 of the following core projects: MHAS’ participation in the LA County Whole Person Care Medical-Legal Partnership, MHAS’ Homelessness Prevention project, MHAS’ Reentry project, MHAS’ Fair Housing project, MHAS’ General Intake Line, MHAS’ Consumer Finance Project, and/or MHAS’ Special Education project.

Managing Attorney, Client Intake

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

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

Supervising Attorney, Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

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

Attorney, Self Help Legal Access Center

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.

Volunteer Coordinator, Right to Counsel Project

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Coordinator. This is an attorney position.

Paralegal, Renters Small Claims Project

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Attorney, Renters Small Claims Project

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.

Attorney, Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.

Attorney, Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.

Paralegal, Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Paralegal (Temporary), Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Paralegal, Right to Counsel

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Legal Secretary, Support Services

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Secretary or Senior Legal Secretary.

Receptionist, Client Intake Workgroup

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Receptionist-Client Intake.

Legal Secretary or Senior Legal Secretary

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 24, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Legal Secretary.

Attorney, Family Law

Southern California - Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
February 24, 2021

LACLJ seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This Attorney will represent clients in family law cases, primarily cases involving child custody such as restraining orders, dissolution, and parentage actions.

Director of Client Access and Compliance

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 23, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Director.

Director of Racial Justice and Equity

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
February 23, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Racial Justice and Equity.

Supervising Attorney, Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
February 18, 2021

ICLC seeks a talented full-time Supervising Attorney to serve our clients who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Working in partnership with homeless service providers, the Supervising Attorney will provide holistic legal services to tackle barriers to our clients becoming and staying housed.

Staff Attorney, Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

Bay Area - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)
February 18, 2021

We are looking for a skilled attorney with excellent written and oral advocacy skills, someone who is devoted to movement lawyering and dismantling unjust systems, passionate about racial and economic justice, and committed to working in a collaborative environment.

Senior or Staff Attorney, Racial and Economic Justice

Bay Area - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)
February 18, 2021

We are looking for a skilled attorney with excellent written and oral advocacy skills, someone who is devoted to movement lawyering and dismantling unjust systems, passionate about racial and economic justice, committed to working in a collaborative environment, and eager to train and support junior attorneys.

Directing Attorney, Shelter Client Advocate Program

Bay Area - Eviction Defense Collaborative
February 18, 2021

The Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) seeks a Directing Attorney for our Shelter Client Advocate Program to assist our team in fighting for tenants’ rights and preventing homelessness and displacement. As the Directing Attorney you will play a key role in supporting the successful implementation of tenant right to counsel in San Francisco at the forefront of the universal right to representation movement.

Family Law Staff Attorney, Interpersonal Violence Prevention

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 12, 2021

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 Contra Costa County Regional Office in Richmond. 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.

Housing Attorney (Temporary), Alameda County Regional Office

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 12, 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. Your direct supervisor is the Alameda County Regional Office Managing Attorney and the regional housing practice team is available to provide mentorship and strategic support.

Housing Staff Attorney, Contra Costa County Regional Office

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 12, 2021

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, debt and to provide opportunities for stability and self-sufficiency.

Senior Family Law Staff Attorney, Interpersonal Violence Prevention

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 12, 2021

BayLegal seeks an experienced 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 regional 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.

Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 12, 2021

We are seeking an attorney to join our dynamic Medical Legal Partnership, 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. The attorney selected for this position will have the unique opportunity to gain experience and provide representation across multiple practice areas, with a focus on economic justice through access to public benefits.

Pro Bono Coordinator

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 12, 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. The position is based in BayLegal's Central Support office in Oakland and reports to the Pro Bono Director.

Housing Attorney (SF)

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 12, 2021

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice to join our Housing Law practice group in San Francisco. This position is based in our San Francisco office and involves traveling throughout the county and potentially the Bay Area as necessary to best serve our low-income clients.

Paralegal, Tenant Defense Project

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
February 12, 2021

The Paralegal supports the attorneys, other paralegals, and directors of the Tenant Defense Project by being the point of contact for clients, collecting and reviewing documents, helping to identify various legal issues, managing deadlines, drafting and filing documents, interacting with government agencies and other organizations, maintaining case files and documents, screening potential clients for eligibility and assisting with administrative and clerical duties.

Managing Attorney

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
February 12, 2021

ICLC seeks an experienced, dynamic, and creative Managing Attorney to provide leadership support and subject matter expertise to ICLC Attorneys and legal support staff. The Managing Attorney reports directly to the Chief Counsel and Director of Legal Services and will have supervisory oversight of ICLC Teams and Programs.

Staff Attorney, Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
February 12, 2021

ICLC seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney to serve our clients who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. Working in partnership with homeless service providers, the Staff Attorney will provide holistic legal services to tackle barriers to our clients becoming and staying housed.

Senior/Staff Attorney, Disability Benefits Hearing Program

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
February 12, 2021

ICLC is seeking a talented, full-time Attorney to represent vulnerable clients in SSI, SSDI, and CAPI disability establishment hearings. The Attorney will join an exciting county-wide project that is developing best practices in SSI/SSDI representation. The Disability Benefits Hearing Program is part of a larger team that also provides technical assistance to partner agencies on disability benefits applications for individuals who are homeless throughout Los Angeles County.

Accountant

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 2, 2021

BayLegal seeks an experienced Accountant with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This position is based in our Oakland office. As a member of BayLegal's finance team, you will play a key role and provide critical support to the senior accountant.

Family Law Attorney (Temporary), Interpersonal Violence Prevention

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 2, 2021

BayLegal seeks an experienced family law attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This position is based in our Santa Clara County regional office, located in San José, which is working primarily remotely through 2021. See below description of our current work environment due to COVID-19. In this position you will have the opportunity to join a small collaborative local team focusing on the needs of residents in Santa Clara County and be part of BayLegal’s regional practice and social justice team. Some travel may be required for court and to all parts of the county as necessary to best serve our low-income clients. This is a temporary position and is expected to last at least 6 months. Requests for part-time work may be considered.

Human Resources Assistant

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 2, 2021

BayLegal seeks an experienced non-profit Human Resources Assistant with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy. The COVID-19 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. In this position you will work alongside and report to the Human Resources Manager in furthering BayLegal's mission and operations as a non-profit law firm. This position is based in our Central Support Office in Oakland, California. Central Support is responsible for ensuring smooth and expert centralized administration to support employees and advocacy throughout the regional firm and advance broad vision and mission goals.

Rental Self-Help Clinic Coordinator (Bilingual)

Central Coast - San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation
January 29, 2021

San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) is hiring a full-time bilingual legal administrative professional to join our team in a newly created Rental Self-Help Clinic Coordinator (“Coordinator”) position. The position is created through a partnership grant with the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, funded by the State Bar of California. The Coordinator will run a self-help clinic at San Luis Obispo County Superior Court (3 days a week at the San Luis Obispo branch and 2 days a week at the Paso Robles branch) to assist eligible self-represented tenants and landlords navigate the court system.

Senior Director, Legal Advocacy

National - National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
January 26, 2021

NCYL seeks a Senior Director to lead existing cases and develop new impact litigation. This position offers the unique opportunity to contribute to and develop litigation at the intersection of immigration and other priority areas for the organization including education, child welfare, mental health and juvenile justice.

Director, Education Advocacy Clinic

Bay Area - East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
January 26, 2021

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is excited to recruit a Director for its Education Advocacy Clinic who can lead the organization in advancing its explicitly racial justice focused policy solutions, developing legal strategy and managing an experienced team through this moment. EBCLC is looking for a leader who can support this Clinic’s critical work to promote police-free schools and end of the criminalization of youth of color. Working in close collaboration with EBCLC’s Youth Defender Clinic, Social Work Program and community partners, the Education Advocacy Clinic provides wrap-around legal and social work support to young people in school and the juvenile legal system.

Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS)
January 26, 2021

We have an opening for a full-time Staff Attorney available immediately. The position would provide staffing for a general practice with an initial emphasis on housing and consumer protection cases.