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.
Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) seeks a Contract Assistant to supports its Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program. The Contract Assistant supports all aspects of contract management and provides support to the operations of the Agency.
Public Advocates is seeking a Development Communications Specialist (based out of our SF Bay Area office) to play an essential role in our organization’s pursuit of social justice by increasing our capacity to raise revenues from foundation and individual donors to support our work.
Public Advocates is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented colleague with an interest in community empowerment and education justice issues to join this team in a new role as a full-time Program Associate.
As California’s affordable housing crisis continues unabated, Western Center seeks an experienced attorney who is passionate about the rights of marginalized low-income people to push for statewide tenant protections and just land use policies. The successful candidate will engage in each aspect of Western Center’s multipronged advocacy strategy – leading high impact litigation, engaging in policy advocacy, and providing assistance and trainings to local legal services attorneys.
The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) advances fairness and equality by providing free legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession. JDC currently has an exciting opportunity for an Eviction Defense Staff Attorney at its Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) in San Francisco’s Civic Center/Tenderloin area.
The Public Law Center (PLC) is seeking a staff attorney to expand and increase services in its Housing and Homelessness Prevention unit, through a mix of individual representation, impact litigation and local and state advocacy.
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) seeks a full-time, temporary attorney from late October or early November 2020 to April 2021 to conduct litigation with its housing team.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County has an immediate opening for a Managing Attorney for our Santa Maria office.
The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) seeks a Bilingual Family Law Attorney (English and Spanish)
The Bar Association of San Francisco seeks an Attorney Administrator (IDA)-Juvenile. This position will oversee and develop programs/guidelines for professional development and billing guidelines and assist in the recruitment of attorneys for appointment in juvenile delinquency cases.
Receive valuable litigation training and experience at an organization dedicated to access to justice. The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) seeks a Child Custody and Visitation Attorney.
Join an organization dedicated to improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC) currently has an opportunity for a Staff Attorney to become part of our team.
The Supervising Client’s Rights Advocate is a member of the management team that provides ongoing supervision, consultation and technical assistance to Clients’ Rights Advocates in their duties to assist and/or directly represent persons with developmental disabilities in pursuing administrative and legal remedies. The job involves extensive travel throughout California including remote locations.
The Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) provides work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries who receive Social Security Disability Benefits. The CWIC is responsible for counseling and educating beneficiaries about how employment will affect their current benefits (which may include public and private health insurance, federal, state, and/or local benefits received) so that individuals may make informed choices towards employment and self-sufficiency.
Public Counsel seeks a Staff Attorney for its Consumer Rights & Economic Justice (“CREJ”). CREJ Project is one of the oldest projects within Public Counsel. Our mission is to advance economic justice by providing legal counsel for, and advocacy on behalf of low-income individuals and their families, addressing inequalities in bargaining power, opposing those who take advantage of the vulnerable, and holding wrongdoers accountable.
Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project (CRP) seeks a full-time staff attorney to join our Education Practice team, which provides direct legal representation to families of students encountering special education and disciplinary issues and engages in local and statewide policy advocacy on behalf of students and their families. This position will focus primarily on supporting our direct service legal work.
LSC seeks an attorney to represent children in immigration proceedings. Our immigration clients are primarily monolingual Spanish speakers, and also include Central American and Mexican indigenous youth as well as youth of African descent. We welcome applicants at all levels and provide opportunities for training and leadership.
The CCLS Legal Advice Line (LAL) allows individuals and groups in Central California to apply for and, if determined eligible, to receive legal advice regarding a wide range of legal issues over the telephone. Under the supervision of the LAL Team Leader, the staff attorney will work with the team to efficiently deliver high-quality legal information, advice, and referrals for civil legal issues in the areas of housing, public benefits, health, consumer, education, basic estate planning, and family security.
Central California Legal Services seeks a full-time, Health Consumer Team Attorney to provide advice, counsel, and representation to clients dealing with a variety of issues related to health systems and agencies.
Legal Assistance for Seniors (LAS) is searching for a staff attorney to provide legal advice and information, representation in court and administrative hearings, referrals to other community resources, and community education and training in the following areas: prevention of elder abuse, public benefits, housing, guardianships, naturalization, and health law.
Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE) is seeking an enthusiastic, friendly self-starter to join our team. The Grant and Communication Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include grant reporting, oversight of data reporting, and support for a communication and development teams.
Join the eviction defense team at Legal Assistance the Elderly! We provide a vital service, aggressively representing senior and disabled tenants in court who are threatened with losing their homes. We are looking for a dedicated and experienced housing attorney to manage this team and serve as a mentor to newer attorneys who join LAE.
Are you interested in using your skills to support a strong social justice anti-poverty law firm and make a difference in the lives of thousands of low-income families? Join BayLegal! Reporting to the nationally recognized Executive Director, the Director of Finance (CFO) is an integral member of the senior management team. The chosen candidate will be responsible for taking on a leadership role in financial decision-making that affects BayLegal and will provide strategic financial input to senior management.
HAC seeks a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Impact to be a part of the upper management team.
Central California Legal Services is seeking an IT/Administrative Assistant. This position will provide a wide variety of clerical support for the Director of Administration and IT staff, including but not limited to managing and distributing information within the office including technology training materials and resources, supporting the procurement process of office supplies including small equipment and software, data entry, and document management.
LACLJ seeks a staff attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This Staff Attorney will represent clients in family law cases, primarily cases involving child custody such as restraining orders, dissolution, and parentage actions.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center is excited to add 1-2 new members to our team! We are looking for full-time (30 hours per week) core staff members to help us bolster our legal capacity across a number of program areas. The specific subject areas of the legal work can adapt and evolve over time based on organizational need and your interests. At the moment, our major focus is serving the transactional legal needs of clients in the sectors of community-owned renewable energy, food sovereignty, permanently affordable housing, worker cooperatives, and community ownership of farmland.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center is looking for candidates who can use their knowledge, experience, and relationships to advance the Law Center’s policy objectives at the state level. This position will leverage the Law Center’s expertise in our primary issue areas — land, labor, and law — to advance powerful, relevant policy solutions to real issues that impact our constituents. Our communities of interest include immigrant communities, BIPOC, poor, low-income, and other marginalized people, as well as small businesses, cooperatives, and democratic community-owned projects that are primarily led by and benefit these communities.
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.
Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative of Northern California (DLAC Nor Cal) seeks a temporary Disaster Legal Services Attorney to support offering free legal services to those impacted by disasters throughout Northern California (Monterey and north).
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Secretary.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.
The Legal Aid Association of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. 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.
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.
BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to help mitigate collateral consequences of the criminal justice system. This position may be based in either our Alameda office in Oakland or our Contra Costa office in Richmond, but will be primarily remote through the end of 2020, at least. There may be client services and travel throughout both counties and BayLegal’s broader service areas to address the regional nature of poverty and as necessary for training and broader advocacy.
Disability Rights California seeks a Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC). This position provides work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries who receive Social Security Disability Benefits. The CWIC is responsible for counseling and educating beneficiaries about how employment will affect their current benefits (which may include public and private health insurance, federal, state, and/or local benefits received) so that individuals may make informed choices towards employment and self-sufficiency.
Disability Rights California seeks a Client’s Rights Advocate. This position 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. 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.
LAAC is in need of a strong and thoughtful individual to be the administrative lead of our team. Specifically, we are looking for a detail-oriented, team player that can oversee and manage core operates of our office in furtherance of our overall mission. The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for the administrative functions of our organization and to supporting our team members so that they can do their best work.
The Legal Aid Association of California is currently accepting applications for the position of Racial Justice Coordinator. This position will be critical to helping coordinate diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the California legal aid community, and the work to support a legal safety net that is accountable to our communities and legal aid community that works towards the transformative changes our society and legal system desperately need.