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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
At a critical time for lower-income communities and people of color, the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) seeks an experienced attorney to join one of California’s premier legal services support centers. Our experienced team engages in systemic, anti-racist advocacy with local and regional legal services offices to advance racial and economic justice and equity. We are looking for an attorney with at least five years of experience and expertise in housing, public benefits, homelessness prevention, or a related public interest field, and an enthusiasm for our mission. The position combines direct involvement in PILP’s law, litigation, and policy advocacy to help support statewide systemic change.
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an experienced Staff Attorney on a temporary (6 months) full-time basis to represent clients with a wide variety of immigration matters. The ideal candidate is 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, and is committed to furthering the mission for racial justice.
The East Bay Community Law Center is seeking a Revenue Accountant with enthusiasm for contributing to the effectiveness of its financial operations and systems. This is a new position responsible for revenue accounting in support of a diverse portfolio of government contracts, private grants and contributed revenue, and we are looking for someone with a flexible and thoughtful approach to the work. Additionally, the position requires solid accounting experience, familiarity with FASB revenue recognition rules and non- profit fund accounting, strong analytic abilities, attention to detail, and a collaborative mindset.
CCLS’s Homelessness Prevention Project is an interdisciplinary, whole-person project within our Housing Team that will address both the legal and social needs of housing clients, with a specific focus on low-income students and their families, students without parents or guardians, and students who are aging out of foster care. The goals of the Project are to promote housing stability, empower clients to effectively participate in their legal cases, and end the cycles of poverty that cause their legal issues.
BayLegal seeks an experienced non-profit administrator 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 the Executive Director and senior management to further BayLegal's mission and operations as a non-profit law firm.
BayLegal strives to address the immediate crisis an individual or family may be experiencing and the underlying and compounding legal issues that create barriers to long-term stability and opportunities. We believe that all people should be treated with respect and have the resources they need to meet their goals. To that end, we engage in civil legal representation, social work, community collaborations, and systemic advocacy, in partnership with the communities we serve.
BayLegal seeks an experienced facilities manager to plan, direct, and coordinate building operations and maintenance of equipment for BayLegal’s six regional offices. The position is based in our Oakland office with the Central Support team and requires travel throughout the Bay Area.
The HCC is a regional office focused on removing barriers to accessing health care in seven counties in the Bay Area – Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma. The HCC is part of a network of ten community-based legal services organizations across California whose mission is to protect consumers' health care rights and ensure a stable health care delivery system for all through systemic advocacy and direct representation.
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. See COVID-19 work below.
BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Alameda County regional 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 a passionate, self-reflective, and empathic social worker who brings social justice values to our work representing individuals who are being threatened with evictions. Social workers and attorneys at BayLegal work collaboratively in case assessment, strategy, and management, forming an interdisciplinary team to support clients overcome crises and move towards stability.
The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law seeks a knowledgeable, organized, and personable attorney who loves lawyering and working with people. In addition to handling family law cases, this individual manages the Center’s dedicated pro bono lawyers and law students providing free services to domestic violence survivors and others. Must be a member of CA bar; have 3 or more years of family law or related experience and relish leading, nurturing, and networking.
CWLC seeks a resourceful self-starter who can flexibly handle multiple projects simultaneously and help our organization grow. Strong candidates for this position will have a knowledge of and interest in gender specific issues and legislation, and be enthusiastic about CWLC’s mission. This position supports the Executive Director of the California Women’s Law Center in day-to-day tasks and long-term projects.
We are looking for a dedicated and experienced housing attorney to manage this team and serve as a mentor to newly barred attorneys who join LAE. This position will work with the Executive Director and Director of Litigation to lead this team as it continues to grow.
CLSEPA seeks a full-time, temporary attorney from November 2021 to April 2022 to represent clients in litigation and administrative proceedings on a range of economic advancement issues with its EAP team. The attorney can focus on one or more of the three areas of practice: workers’ rights, reentry, or consumer law. The attorney will work on current, pending matters, and provide advice and information to clients about their rights.
BayLegal seeks an attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest and social justice to become the Managing Attorney (MA) of our San Francisco Regional Office. As a member of BayLegal's senior management team, you will report to the Director of Program and Advocacy and work in collaboration with BayLegal's Executive Director, Directors, Managing Attorneys and Regional Counsels, and staff throughout the firm.
Legal Aid at Work seeks a Staff Attorney in our Disability Rights Program who will join our organization in the fight to achieve justice for people with disabilities through the vigorous advancement and enforcement of disability rights and employment laws. The Disability Rights Program advocates for and with people with disabilities who encounter barriers on the job, at school and in the community.
The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (the Center) seeks a knowledgeable, organized, and personable attorney who loves lawyering and working with people to fill the essential role of Staff Attorney/Volunteer Program Manager (VPM). In addition to handling a family law caseload, the Staff Attorney/VPM manages the Center’s dedicated volunteer lawyers and law students offering free legal assistance and education to low-income litigants.
ICLC is searching for a talented, full-time Paralegal for our Homeless Veterans Project, which provides free legal representation to military veterans who are experiencing homelessness and have disabilities. The Paralegal will work under the supervision of ICLC attorneys and will play a key role in advocating for our clients to ensure they get critical income-support benefits and access to compensation, healthcare, and housing.
FVAP seeks a Deputy Director to work closely with the Executive Director to effectively run several administrative and compliance functions. A successful Deputy Director is able to manage both strategic and operational initiatives.
FVAP is seeking a fundraising professional to join our dynamic team for a significant development role in support of social justice. The ideal candidate will bring unique skills and experiences that help you successfully lead a 3-year fundraising campaign focused on major gifts, with a goal of raising $2.5-$3 million over three years.
Justice in Aging seeks an attorney or policy advocate with at least three years’ relevant experience, and a strong commitment to advancing equity and improving the lives of low-income older adults, to join our organization in California. Our work addresses the systemic and intersectional inequities faced by older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency. The successful candidate will work with our California attorneys on administrative and legislative advocacy in Sacramento, including advancing our advocacy on California’s Master Plan for Aging.
Justice in Aging seeks a health attorney with a strong commitment to health equity and racial justice to join our organization in California. The successful candidate will join our respected and effective health team to ensure equitable access to health care and long-term services and supports for low-income older adults in California and nationally. Our work seeks to address the systemic and intersectional inequities faced by older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency.
CCLS seeks dedicated staff attorneys to provide high-quality legal services, from advice and brief services to full representation. Candidates will be considered for opportunities in all legal practice areas, including Senior/Consumer Law, Housing Law, Health Law, Family Law, and with our Legal Advice Line.
Under attorney supervision, the paralegal will provide litigation support, interview clients, assess and investigate facts in a variety of cases. Prior experience in providing paralegal services in the civil litigation context is required.
We are excited to announce an opening on our small but dynamic communications team for a Communications Associate who is skilled in both traditional and digital media to promote and advance the advocacy work of our program teams, community partners and allies. Reporting directly to the Director of Communication, the Communications Associate will also provide execution and implementation support for general organizational and development-related communication.
The team at Public Advocates is committed, smart and compassionate and we are seeking an experienced, highly organized, detail-oriented colleague to join our Education Equity Team in our San Francisco office as a full-time Executive Assistant.
The Legislative Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the legislative and policy advocacy staff in our Sacramento office w/tracking bills as they make their way through the legislative process and enabling our staff to successfully engage in advocacy on those bills.
The Administrative Associate will provide 20 hours per week of administrative support to the Sacramento-based Higher Education Team and general administrative support to the Sacramento office and its staff. We are willing to tailor the work schedule to accommodate the mutual needs of the employee and the organization.
NCYL seeks a Senior Policy Associate to help advance mental health care for children and youth, with a focus on supporting our California research and policy advocacy work. This is a great opportunity for an individual who has knowledge of and experience with California’s children’s mental health system to contribute to systems-level impact and reform.
CWLC seeks a motivated self-starter who will help formulate and implement CWLC’s strategies to secure justice for women and girls. The Staff Attorney is an exempt, full-time position that reports directly to the Senior Staff Attorney, with input from the Executive Director.
The Staff Attorney will represent clients on benefits claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs, discharge upgrades, and tickets, warrants, and expungements. The Staff Attorney will also assist with outreach and education to veterans, their caregivers and the organizations that serve them, and will participate in policy efforts from time to time on issues of importance to veterans.
Public Counsel’s Homelessness Prevention Law Project (HPLP) serves individuals who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless. The Shriver Housing Project is a pilot project 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 the possible loss of housing.
At a critical time for lower-income communities and people of color, the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) seeks an experienced attorney to join one of California’s premier legal services support centers. Our experienced team engages in systemic, anti-racist advocacy with local and regional legal services offices to advance racial and economic justice and equity. We are looking for an attorney with at least five years of experience and expertise in housing, public benefits, homelessness prevention, or a related public interest field, and an enthusiasm for our mission. The position combines direct involvement in PILP’s law, litigation, and policy advocacy to help support statewide systemic change. Compensation Package: Salary $78,000 to $110,000, plus generous benefits.
CLA SoCal seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and compassionate individual who will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced public interest law firm. The Staff Attorney reports to the Supervising Attorney and will work as part of the Family Law Unit to assist low-income clients by maintaining caseload of full representation, limited scope, and pro per assistance family law cases including dissolution of marriage, paternity actions, domestic violence proceedings, child custody and visitation, support, and other family law matters.
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 monolingual Spanish speakers with many youth speaking Indigenous languages from Mexico and Guatemala as well. We welcome applicants at all levels and provide opportunities for training and leadership.
The Supervising Attorney of the Family Law Unit (FLU) supervises attorneys and support staff who provide legal services to low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or child abuse in their family law matters. This full-time exempt position reports to the Directing Attorney.
The Housing Practice Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor represents low-income tenants in eviction lawsuits, advocates for tenants encountering a broad range of housing-related legal problems, and contributes to the creation of more just and humane housing policies for Alameda County tenants, while simultaneously supervising and training law students. This position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing and organizational skills who has the ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-volume litigation setting, has experience providing direct legal services to low-income people, and is committed to mentoring the next generation of legal advocates.
The new staff attorney will contribute to deepening CEJ’s focus on its sustainable business development and community empowerment work and supporting grassroots coalitions and community partners on local and state level policy advocacy as informed by CEJ’s impacted clients and communities served.
The Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor for the Homelessness sub-unit of the Clean Slate Practice provides representation and advocacy on behalf of unhoused residents of the East Bay Area and trains and supervises law student interns. The position requires a strong community-centered legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience designing and implementing new legal advocacy practices, interest in criminal law and traffic court, a commitment to mentoring and training the next generation of legal advocates, and a passion for working with low-income people impacted by the criminalization of poverty and contact with the criminal justice system.
ICLC seeks a talented, full-time Supervising Attorney to join the leadership of the Tenant Defense Project (TDP) team. Our team is part of the groundbreaking Right to Counsel Coalition and Countywide Stay Housed initiative that brings together more than 20 legal service providers and community-based organizations to prevent homelessness by defending homes. Co-Directors, one overseeing legal matters and one administrative matters, lead the TDP team. This position reports to the legal Co-Director.
The Litigation Staff Attorney (Attorney) will provide full scope representation to tenants in eviction matters. Because we strive to be barrier-free and client-centered, the position requires individuals who truly enjoy working with people; have the skills and capacity to respond in an empathetic and respectful way to clients who are often in crisis; and can work effectively in a collegial and fast paced environment.
MHAS seeks to hire an Attorney to provide free legal services to participants of LA County’s Medical-Legal Community Partnership (“MLCP”), a project administered by the Department of Health Services, and part of the county’s Whole Person Care (“WPC”) initiative. Through the MLCP, MHAS assists participants with legal issues to ensure that they have the resources and support needed to achieve better health outcomes and overall well-being.
MHAS Senior Attorneys provide substantive expertise and guidance to the entire legal services team and may provide leadership on one or more 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.
The OCRA Director reports directly to DRC’s Executive Director and is a member of the senior leadership team, responsible for day-to-day operations of program activities and office administration, program leadership and guidance, and formulating program priorities. The OCRA Director is the liaison between DDS and DRC for activities performed under the clients’ rights advocacy contract. They are responsible for program budgeting and reporting to grantors and other parties.
The Senior Attorney in the Youth Practice Group plays a leading role in our administrative hearing practice and systemic advocacy to enforce and expand the rights of children and youth with disabilities. The Senior Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other Disability Rights California attorneys and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts.
The CRA 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 CRA position will be located at or near the office of each regional center.