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 Meagan Clark at MClark@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.


Staff Attorney- Tenant Defense & Homelessness Prevention

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
August 16, 2022

Bet Tzedek is seeking a determined, organized, and zealous attorney to work in our Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project (“PEHP”) providing legal services to residents of West Los Angeles County. This position will primarily focus on eviction prevention and defense work. Casework may include cases in other practice areas as well.

Chief Operating Officer- Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 11, 2022

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will bring leadership to a growing and impactful nonprofit organization’s operations and systems. The COO will be responsible for ensuring effective administrative and reporting structures, and people systems for enhanced internal culture and programmatic impact.

Immigration Social Worker

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children
August 10, 2022

Through a grant from the California Dignity for Families Fund this position with serve children and youth immigrants who are fleeing poverty, intrafamilial and community violence, and persecution in their countries of origin, and who are seeking safety in the United States.

Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney- ORR Detention Representation

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children
August 10, 2022

LSC seeks an attorney to provide consultation and counsel to children detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) custody in immigration proceedings. In cases where representation is initiated in detention and clients are released locally or transferred to ICE detention after turning 18, representation continues beyond ORR detention. Clients are primarily Spanish speakers with many youth speaking Indigenous languages from Mexico and Guatemala as well.

Project Coordinator – LIBRE Project

Bay AreaLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
August 10, 2022

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic self-starter who cares about customer satisfaction, enjoys collaborating with community partners, and wants to provide direct services for a diverse low-income client population. The right candidate can juggle multiple responsibilities, work efficiently and compassionately, and use systems to organize data, and has a passion for helping people. They will be comfortable taking the initiative on projects but will also enjoy supporting the attorneys’ work.

Staff Attorney – Health Program

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 9, 2022

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.

Supervising Attorney- Health

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 9, 2022

The Law Foundation seeks to hire a Supervising Attorney to partner with the Directing Attorney and other Supervising Attorney to lead the Health Program. Key responsibilities include overseeing the management of direct services client caseloads, impact litigation, and advocacy.

Reference Librarian- Pool Part-Time & On-Call/Substitute

Bay AreaAlameda County Law Library
August 8, 2022

Alameda County Law Library seeks candidates for our Part-Time On-Call Reference Librarian (PTOC) pool. In addition to providing outstanding reference service, PTOC Reference Librarians may support a variety of technical services, and/or administrative functions.

Attorney

Central Valley – August 4, 2022

We are looking for an attorney with some litigation experience to assist our older adult clients with Mortgage foreclosure prevention, title issues, homestead, bankruptcy, reverse mortgage and mortgage modification consultation and advice.

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

EBCLC is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, who will provide initial client reception and ongoing administrative support to the organization. The position is an integral part of the Administration team, which includes the Director of Operations, 2 Office Managers, and 3 Administrative Assistants.

Project Manager – Community Economic Justice Clinic

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

CEJ is seeking a full-time Project Manager to lead and coordinate activities in support of CEJ’s community engagement, partnership, education, outreach efforts, and administrative structure (the “Project”). The primary goals of the Project are to identify and cultivate connections with businesses, nonprofits, and cooperatives that sustain and empower BIPOC communities to close the racial wealth gap and to preserve and produce housing that is affordable for low-income communities of color.

Program Director- Community Economic Justice

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

EBCLC is excited to recruit a Program Director for its Community Economic Justice practice (CEJ) who can lead a team of 4 advocates in our effort to promote people-oriented economic development through the advancement of community-based businesses and affordable housing solutions. Under the supervision of EBCLC’s Deputy Director, the Program Director supervises 2 Staff Attorneys, and a Program Manager, and helps train and supervise law students.

Executive Assistant

Bay AreaEast Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
August 4, 2022

The Executive Assistant manages special projects and provides key administrative coordination to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant must be an organized, flexible, proactive individual with excellent judgment and discretion, strong writing skills, and a commitment to racial justice. We are looking for someone who is committed to learning, growing, and making strategic recommendations. The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director

Paralegal – Project ImPACT

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The Paralegal – Project imPACT role will provide support and assistance to clients who come to LAFLA for services. As an integral support to LAFLA advocates, the Paralegals are often the first encounter our clients have, building a trusting relationship.

Paralegal – Medical Legal Partnership (MLP)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The Medical – Legal Partnership Workgroup aims to change the delivery of health care by providing free legal services to patients so that they can reach their optimal health. This integration of direct legal services into patient care results in greater access for vulnerable individuals in reaching life-changing justice. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Paralegal – Santa Monica Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA’s Santa Monica Workgroup is a community office assisting residents in the areas of housing, public benefits, and domestic violence and family advocacy. We often coordinate our advocacy with other non-profits, community-based organizations, and local government agencies to help our clients gain the best results through a holistic model of community advocacy. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Clinic Paralegal – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. This position will focus on supporting legal clinics.

Paralegal (Mandarin-Speaking) – Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project/Stay Housed L.A.

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is part of the Stay Housed LA Coalition which is comprised of dozens of legal services organizations and tenant organizing community-based organizations. LAFLA is the lead contractor for eviction defense and prevention contracts with the County and City of Los Angeles. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Paralegal (Korean-Speaking) – Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project/Stay Housed L.A.

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The API Community Outreach Project provides linguistically accessible, culturally intelligent, and trauma-informed assistance to API clients in their preferred language with access to the full-range of legal services that LAFLA offers.

Paralegal – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. This position will focus on assisting the attorneys and Eviction Defense Center workgroup provide tenants with the assistance needed to fight, defend, and preserve their homes.

Paralegal – Housing And Communities Workgroup, Subsidized Housing Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

Subsidized Housing Project: This is a new project consisting of one attorney and one paralegal to specifically work on subsidized housing issues. This person should be, or will become, a leader in this field. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal

Legal Secretary/Senior Legal Secretary

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

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

Receptionist – Client Intake Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Receptionist.

Case Manager – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

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 step 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 Case Manager.

Case Manager – Santa Monica Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA’s Santa Monica Workgroup is a community office assisting residents in the areas of housing, public benefits, and domestic violence and family advocacy. We often coordinate our advocacy with other non-profits, community-based organizations, and local government agencies to help our clients gain the best results through a holistic model of community advocacy. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Case Manager.

Fall Semester Law Clerk – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Fall Semester Law Clerk. The estimated time commitment is 10-12 weekly hours for at least 10 weeks. This position will focus on supporting legal clinics and workshops in collaboration with the Stay Housed Los Angeles program.

Law Clerk – Asian & Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project provides linguistically accessible, culturally intelligent, trauma-informed help to API clients in their preferred language, with access to all LAFLA services. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Law Clerk.

Aging and Disability Advocate- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

California StatewideCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
August 3, 2022

The Aging and Disability Advocate provides counseling and advocacy services to older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers, on Medi-Cal, Home and Community Based Services and long term care resident rights. The Advocate educates and empowers older and dependent adults who reside in long term care facilities, or who are seeking long term care services in the community.

Staff Attorney- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

California StatewideCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
August 3, 2022

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.

Disability Benefits Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney (Full Time Position)

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
August 2, 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to join a groundbreaking project that positively impacts thousands of individuals in Los Angeles County each year. The attorney will focus on providing technical assistance to our primary partner (LA County Department of Health Services) and their staff on SSI, SSDI and CAPI (Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants) applications.

Grants and Contracts Manager

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

Reporting to the Chief Development 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. This position is currently on a hybrid work schedule.

Project Manager – Stay Housed L.A. Volunteer Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

Stay Housed LA Volunteer Pipeline Project is a new project that seeks to train and develop law students in eviction defense work and encourage them to pursue careers in legal aid. The project will focus on statewide outreach and education efforts to law students about the importance of housing justice, the impact these issues have on low-income people of color, and engage law students to volunteer with Stay Housed LA members on eviction prevention & defense matters.

Senior Grant Accountant

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

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 Senior Grant Accountant. 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.

Grants Data Coordinator

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Position: Grants Data Coordinator will serve as the data collection and reporting specialist for a specific portfolio of grants; will engage in compliance reporting, analyze grant data, support the Grants department with grant writing, look for new funding sources, coordinate grant audits and support special project initiatives. This position will also be responsible for pulling data out of LAFLA’s case management system. This position requires strong data analysis, excellent writing, and communications, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement.

Attorney – Housing And Communities, Small Business Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Housing and Communities Workgroup prevents unfair displacement and preserves and expands affordable housing. It also defends the rights of unhoused individuals and families and provides legal support to community-based organizations seeking to build healthy, economically vibrant communities.

Attorney – Self-Help Legal Center Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Self-Help Legal Access Centers assist individuals who represent themselves (regardless of income or immigration status); and offers legal information, help with preparing court forms, and guidance on a variety of civil legal matters. They also provide referrals to private attorneys or legal services programs as needed.

Attorney – DOORS Reentry Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

ATTORNEY- DOORS Reentry Project position will provide legal assistance to reentry individuals. It will require working collaboratively with staff and volunteers to record clearing services to re-entry individuals. The position will also require services in a clinic setting including in a pre-clinic phase and a post-clinic phase.

Attorney – Restoring Communities Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The position will provide legal assistance to reentry individuals. It will require working collaboratively with staff and volunteers to record clearing services to re-entry individuals. The position will also require supervision of volunteers in a clinic setting including in a pre-clinic phase and a post-clinic phase.

Senior Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The ESWG assists workers in getting pay they are entitled to and to remove barriers to employment. The ESWG also provides services to consumers around debt issues, particularly student loans for those who become disabled or were victims of unscrupulous career or vocational school loan fraud.

Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

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. ESWG also helps people who cannot afford to repay their student loans due to disability or who have attended for-profit colleges that engaged in predatory, deceptive, or illegal practices.

Elder Rights Supervising Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
August 2, 2022

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (Legal Aid SMC) is looking for a motivated and dedicated public interest lawyer to lead our Senior Advocates team. The Senior Advocates team works to protect the rights of older adults and adults with disabilities through legal services, policy advocacy, outreach, and education.

Attorney – Family Law Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Family Law Workgroup assists survivors of domestic violence with restraining order cases and other family law relief in connection with divorce, paternity, and custody and support matters. Assistance is provided through court-based domestic violence clinics, a domestic violence hotline, and a virtual family law clinic.

Attorney – Supporting Families Workgroup Immigration Concentration

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The immigration staff within the Supporting Families Workgroup assist and represent survivors of domestic violence, torture, human trafficking, and other serious abuse in removal proceedings and before USCIS and represent individuals before USCIS to become U.S. Citizens.

Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Workgroup: 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.

Post Graduate Fellow – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Eviction Defense Center, created in 1983, is the first large-scale eviction defense program. Right to Counsel is a new project that brings much-needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities through the program Stay Housed L.A., in coordination with other legal service providers and tenant organizers. The EDC team fights to preserve, defend, and protect tenancies, and advocates for a Right to Counsel for all tenants.

Attorney – Eviction Defense Center (Multiple Positions)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Project: Stay Housed L.A. is a new project to bring much-needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities and may be the first step towards a “Right to Counsel” for tenant eviction defense. LAFLA’s Eviction Defense Center, which supports Stay Housed L.A., 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.

Paralegal – Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

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 Paralegal.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaHarriett Buhai Center for Family Law
August 2, 2022

Whether new, mid-career, or highly experienced, you are encouraged to apply to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law to bring new meaning and purpose to your legal career. Apply your legal training and skills to help others without the means to afford counsel. Working at the Harriett Buhai Center allows you to make a positive impact every day. It will fuel your soul.

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Southern CaliforniaSan Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation
August 2, 2022

San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant. The position is primarily funded through the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, which targets cases involving critical legal issues that affect basic human needs such as housing, elder abuse, conservatorship, and guardianship.

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION PROJECT LEGAL SECRETARY

RuralCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
July 28, 2022

Under attorney supervision, the legal secretary will be preliminarily assigned to CCLS’s Homelessness Prevention Project for rural Tulare County. The legal secretary will provide support to an attorney, paralegals, and an outreach worker focusing on a variety of legal issues specific to Homelessness Prevention in rural Tulare County.