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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
LSC seeks a proven leader with effective direct practice and managerial experience. Our Legal Director promotes our mission of serving children and youth through LSC’s interdisciplinary legal and social work model and strives to ensure the delivery of high quality, client-focused and culturally competent legal services. Our clients are predominantly children and youth of color who have experienced various forms of adversity including: trauma, abuse, poverty, neglect, abandonment, bullying, discrimination, and education marginalization.
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.
The Public Interest Law Project is searching for our next Director. 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. The position combines direct involvement in PILP’s law, litigation, and policy advocacy with a leadership role in statewide systemic change.
The Immigration Staff Attorney represents immigrants with a wide variety of immigration matters. The position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills who works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment, has experience providing immigration services to low-income people, has a strong interest in clinical teaching, and is committed to furthering the mission for racial justice.
The Human Resources Manager has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the human resources operations of the organization, with a focus on improving practices to strengthen EBCLC’s organizational culture.
Help make a positive difference in the lives of California workers. Cal/OSHA’s Legal Unit seeks Attorneys for administrative litigation/ public-agency practice to improve safety & health in California workplaces. The work is varied, interesting, and fast paced.
The Legal Director is a key member—with the Executive Director, the Director of Administration, the Development Director, and the Fiscal Director—of CCLS’s senior leadership team. The Legal Director’s role is central to CCLS’s commitment to meeting client needs through a thoughtful, affirmative, aggressive, and client-centered advocacy program. The Legal Director’s core responsibility is to monitor, develop, shape, coordinate, and direct the work of CCLS attorneys and advocates.
The Housing Team Leader will provide thoughtful leadership regarding housing issues; deciding the circumstances that require policy and/or systems-change remedies and the ways in which CCLS’s work can drive a racially equitable solution, in both individual and impact cases. The Team Leader will be expected to strategize and determine the most effective tools to use in each case or issue(s) at hand—e.g, litigation, advocacy, community legal education, while maintaining an appropriate balance between the individual and the impact work.
The Senior Paralegal serves as the backbone of our California legal team, responsible for supporting attorneys working in 5 California regions (Bay Area, Central Valley, Rural & Tribal Communities in Northern CA, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire) through their own efforts and by coordinating and overseeing volunteers, interns, and pro bono paralegals to do the same. This work includes organizing client matters across the state, entering legal intakes into the client database, ensuring internal compliance with data entry protocols and audits, and supporting robust communication with clients.
ICLC seeks a dynamic and experienced litigator and trial lawyer to lead our housing litigation team, which sues slumlords who own substandard apartment buildings in Los Angeles. Through litigation as well as tenant organizing and education, ICLC seeks to improve unhealthy living conditions, preserve affordable housing, and secure compensation for tenants who have suffered from slum housing.
LSC seeks a passionate senior level attorney to direct our pro bono program of over 100 attorneys from the private sector, including recruitment, coordination, and mentoring. These volunteer attorneys take on cases for full-scope representation in immigration, guardianship, and school expulsion defense matters, working in partnership with LSC social workers and an LSC mentor attorney/advocate.
ICLC is seeking a 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. This position is part of ICLC’s Slum Housing Litigation Team, which combines outreach, education, tenant organizing, and litigation to address housing-related health hazards that threaten vulnerable, low-income tenants. ICLC’s lawyers, paralegals, and organizers seek to improve unhealthy living conditions, preserve affordable housing, protect against retaliation, and recover financial damages.
The staff attorney is part of CANHR’s team of attorneys and advocates who provide direct client service and craft statewide consumer protection policies to improve long-term care. The staff attorney will assist consumers in navigating the justice system and connections to resources they need to achieve remedies when injured or neglected, or where there has been financial abuse.
LACY (Legal Advocates for Children & Youth) 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. Frequent court appearances will be required in this position. It is anticipated that the attorney will appear primarily on a law and motion calendar. Trial litigation will also be required in this position.
The Law Foundation is seeking to fill the Clinical Social Work Supervisor position in its children and youth program. The Clinical Social Work Supervisor designs the multi-disciplinary practice approach for legal advocacy for children and their families. The Supervisor develops and leads a team of social workers who collaborate with attorneys to advance the interests of our clients.
The Communications Specialist reports to the Director of Development and is an integral part of the Development team and works closely with the management team, colleagues, and volunteers to message and market the work of the Law Foundation in all external communications including those directed to donors, elected officials and the general public. This includes quarterly newsletters, social media, website, grant proposals, media relations and other special projects. The Communications Specialist is an excellent writer with a strong attention to detail and enjoys making a difference in our community and being part of a team.
Public Advocates has an opening for a full-time experienced Finance Associate to join its exceptional and dedicated staff in a significant “back office” role in support of social justice. The Finance Associate bears primary responsibility for day-to-day finance and accounting activities including grant budgeting and reporting as well as all aspects of payroll processing and HR administration.
The Staff Attorney provides legal representation to low-income individuals living with HIV and /or mental health issues to secure disability income and health insurance benefits. Additional populations served include LGBTQ, homeless and/or at risk of homelessness, non-English speaking, and other at-risk communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.