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.


Staff Attorney

Southern California - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
April 14, 2021

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.

Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 2021

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.

Housing Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 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.

Economic Justice Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 2021

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Santa Clara County office. This position involves stabilizing health, preventing loss of housing, and addressing inequality by helping low-income residents of Silicon Valley get or maintain income supports through access to public benefits programs, including CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance, and eligibility for Social Security disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 2021

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.

Pro Bono Coordinator

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 13, 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.

Staff Attorney, Slum Housing Litigation

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
April 13, 2021

ICLC is seeking a temporary 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. The length of this position is approximately May 1, 2021 until approximately September 1, 2021.

Managing Attorney, Medical Legal Partnership

Central Coast - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
April 13, 2021

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.

Staff Attorney, Housing

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Attorney for its Housing Department, focused on a fast-paced and dynamic unlawful detainer practice. Over the past year and as a part of our Strategic Plan, the Law Foundation consolidated its housing legal practice into a unified, mission-driven program. There is a renewed and strong focus on the prevention of displacement of low-income individuals and communities of color through both direct legal services, including unlawful detainer defense, and system change work, including impact litigation and policy advocacy. Our Housing team has built on our longstanding expertise and success to develop new approaches to training, supervision, and support of staff as well as creating innovative service delivery models.

Communications Specialist

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

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.

Staff Attorney, Health Program

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

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. You will have the opportunity to help clients obtain benefits or prevent the loss of benefits to which they are entitled.

Social Worker, Bilingual (Spanish)

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

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. The social worker will be expected to meet with clients in various settings, including home and school environments.

Community Housing Advocate

Bay Area - Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 7, 2021

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Community Housing Advocate for its housing department. The housing department works to incorporate community lawyering and other race equity tools into its work to provide the best possible housing services to our community. The housing department will have a strong focus on anti-displacement and will dedicate resources to both direct services work and system change.

Outreach Attorney

Bay Area - Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
April 7, 2021

FVAP is seeking an Outreach Attorney to deepen FVAP’s connections to underserved rural and frontier communities in California, focusing on communities that have little access or connection to legal assistance. The ideal candidate will bring skills, connections and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these under resourced populations adeptly. Any candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever needed to support a small nonprofit. The immediate supervisor is the Senior Managing Attorney of the Housing and Employment Justice Program.

Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
April 7, 2021

FVAP is seeking a full-time attorney to join our exceptional and dynamic staff in our Oakland, California office. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds. FVAP’s clientele is extremely diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations. The ideal candidate will bring skills and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these diverse populations adeptly in the context of appellate litigation. Any candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever needed to support a small nonprofit. The immediate supervisor is the Director of Programs.

Veteran Benefits Staff Attorney

Southern California - April 7, 2021

VLI seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney or VA Accredited Claims Agent with 3-15 years experience to provide free legal services to low income veterans in the area of Veteran Benefits.

Housing Staff Attorney

Southern California - Veterans Legal Institute
April 7, 2021

VLI seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney with 3-15 years experience to provide free legal services to prevent veteran homelessness for clients who income qualify as indigent. Candidate will be expanding VLI’s current efforts to prevent veteran homelessness primarily in Orange County but may have opportunities to serve those in Los Angeles San Bernardino or Riverside Counties.

Managing Attorney

Southern California - Veterans Legal Institute
April 7, 2021

VLI seeks a talented full-time Managing Attorney with 8+ years experience to lead a team of compassionate, mission-driven attorneys, administrative staff, and volunteers, who provide life changing, free legal services to low income and homeless Veterans. The Managing Attorney oversees and integrates the work of multiple teams through collaborative efforts that engender efficiency, trust and respect among all parties.

Clients’ Rights Advocate

Central Valley - Disability Rights California (DRC)
April 7, 2021

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.

Clients’ Rights Advocate/Attorney

Southern California - Disability Rights California (DRC)
April 7, 2021

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.

Clients’ Rights Advocate/Attorney

Southern California - Disability Rights California (DRC)
April 7, 2021

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.

Immigration Attorney

Southern California - Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
March 25, 2021

The Immigration Practice Group assists survivors of domestic violence and related crimes in obtaining or maintaining lawful status. Candidates with experience in humanitarian forms of immigration relief are strongly preferred.

Health Staff/Senior Staff Attorney

California Statewide - Justice in Aging
March 25, 2021

The attorney in this position will play a key role in providing training and technical assistance to legal services attorneys as well as aging and disability network professionals. The attorney will also advocate directly on Medi-Cal and Medicare issues with state and local policy makers to improve access and affordability for low-income older Californians.

Litigation Counsel or Senior Attorney, Mental Health Practice Group

California Statewide - Disability Rights California (DRC)
March 24, 2021

The Litigation Counsel plays a significant role in shaping DRC’s litigation and advocacy vision, including working with the Mental Health team, the Litigation Counsel Team, and other DRC teams and staff to identify complex legal and policy challenges to create and drive forward our systemic work. The Senior Attorney in the Mental Health Practice Group plays a leading role in individual and systemic advocacy to enforce and expand the rights of people with mental health disabilities.

Staff Attorney

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
March 23, 2021

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

Bay Area - Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
March 23, 2021

We are seeking an attorney to join our Housing Rights Team which currently consists of four attorneys and four project coordinators who work collaboratively on all aspects of the program. On the front lines of the housing affordability crisis, Housing staff members work to defend individual tenancies, enforce existing tenant protections through impact litigation, and advocate for effective and equitable housing policies in partnership with impacted communities.

Communications & Development Coordinator

Bay Area - Legal Aid of Marin
March 19, 2021

Communications and Development Coordinator, he/she/they will lead communications program and will maintain Legal Aid of Marin’s public profile including through website, newsletters, social media, development outreach, and other marketing. The Communications and Development Coordinator will support the development program including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation grants, as well as fundraising events, in support of LAM’s mission and strategic goals.

Pro Bono Manager

Bay Area - Legal Aid of Marin
March 19, 2021

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Pro Bono Manager leads the development, management, implementation and evaluation of Legal Aid of Marin’s Pro Bono program including the Marin Pro Bono Network.

Housing Project Staff Attorney

Southern California - Elder Law and Disability Rights Center
March 18, 2021

Elder Law and Disability Rights Center, a non-profit law firm (ELDR), seeks a full-time staff attorney to join its team. The right person is passionate about closing the justice gap though free and low-cost legal services, excited to join a small and growing organization, and prepared to work both independently and as part of a team.

Staff Attorney

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
March 18, 2021

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.

Directing Attorney

Central Valley - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
March 18, 2021

Reporting to the Program 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.

Grants and Contracts Coordinator

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Grants and Contracts Coordinator.

Staff Accountant

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Staff Accountant.

Attorney, Restoring Communities (DOORs Reentry Project)

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

The position will provide legal assistance to reentry individuals in various substantive areas including but not limited to housing, benefits, and criminal justice related issues. This position will be co-located at the DOORS Community Reentry Center in South Los Angeles and require working collaboratively with community-based organizations and county agencies to provide holistic services to re-entry individuals. The position will also provide workshops and/clinics at the Community Reentry Center.

Managing Attorney, Housing and Communities

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney, Housing and Communities.

Attorney, Santa Monica Workgroup (Right to Counsel Project)

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 18, 2021

The Project: 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 steps 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 Attorney.

Court Staff Attorney I/II

Bay Area - March 15, 2021

The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Court Staff Attorney I/II. The hired candidate will perform a wide variety of legal research duties in probate law.

Housing Attorney

Southern California - Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
March 15, 2021

We are seeking a Housing Attorney to join our dynamic Housing Law practice group, which focuses on the preservation of fair and affordable housing and represents clients who are at risk of displacement - one of the most critical issues facing low-income families in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Public Benefits Attorney

Southern California - Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
March 15, 2021

Under the direct supervision of the Practice Group Director, the Public Benefits Staff Attorney assists in providing comprehensive legal services, advocacy, and representation to clients, including helping with the application for and maintenance of low-income benefits for vulnerable individuals reliant upon such income for housing and living expenses. Additionally, the staff attorney will assist with education cases and advocacy for children in need of educational supports and services throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

Director

Bay Area - Public Interest Law Project (PILP)
March 11, 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. We are looking for an attorney with management experience, expertise in housing and/or public benefits or related public interest field, and an enthusiasm for our mission. The position combines direct involvement in PILP’s legal and policy advocacy with a leadership role in statewide systemic change.

Program Assistant

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
March 11, 2021

ICLC seeks a talented Program Assistant to help increase efficiency and impact of our programs by providing executive assistant support to ICLC’s Chief Counsel & Director of Legal Services and other leaders at ICLC.

Directing Attorney, Shelter Client Advocate Program

Bay Area - Eviction Defense Collaborative
March 11, 2021

The Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) seeks a Directing Attorney for our Shelter Client Advocate Program to assist our team in fighting for the rights of San Francisco's unsheltered residents through direct advocacy and policy work. As the Directing Attorney you will play a key role in furthering our work to preserve and protect the dignity and basic human rights of San Franciscans residing in city shelters.

Development Associate

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
March 11, 2021

ICLC seeks a talented Development Associate to work with the Director of Development and other members of the Development and Communication team to help raise charitable funds to support the work of the organization.

Administrative Clerk, Tenant Defense Project

Southern California - Inner City Law Center (ICLC)
March 11, 2021

ICLC seeks a highly-organized and motivated Administrative Clerk to provide administrative support to the Tenant Defense Project (TDP) team and its growing eviction defense work. This is an entry-level position. The clerk will work closely with the Co-Directors to evaluate current administrative policies and procedures to increase efficiency and impact.

Staff Attorney, SAFE

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 8, 2021

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and providing family law legal assistance, with a focus on serving domestic violence survivors. The SAFE Project focuses on assisting domestic violence survivors with family law matters, as well the indigent and limited-English proficient immigrant community.

Staff Attorney, Homelessness Prevention

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 8, 2021

Under the direction of the Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Program (“ALLIP”), the Staff Attorney – Homelessness Prevention is responsible for coordinating and providing assistance in homelessness prevention including eviction defense and housing issues. The Staff Attorney meets with and advises clients of legal rights and issues, conduct legal research and writing, provide community education, and represent client in eviction process.

Staff Attorney

Central Coast - San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation
March 8, 2021

San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) has received new grants to focus on eviction defense and homelessness prevention and is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney. 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.

Undergraduate Intern, Pro Bono Dept.

Southern California - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 3, 2021

LAFLA seeks an undergraduate intern to assist with supporting the many aspects of running this dynamic program. Interns will gain exposure to legal services, training best practices, online learning and website operations, and communications.

Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Homeless Action Center (HAC)
March 3, 2021

The Staff Attorneys will primarily represent clients in applications and appeals for SSI/Social Security Disability benefits, and/or CAPI benefits.

Clients’ Rights Advocate

California Statewide - Disability Rights California (DRC)
March 3, 2021

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.