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.


Vice President, Legal Programs

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
January 27, 2020

Bet Tzedek is seeking a dynamic, creative, and collaborative individual with significant legal and management experience to lead the agency’s legal department.

Executive Director

Bay AreaContra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS)
January 27, 2020

CCSLS is seeking a proven leader with a passion for helping seniors, excellent legal, fundraising and management skills who can guide this longstanding organization to the next phases of its growth and impact.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaFamily Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
January 21, 2020

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 domestic violence and appellate litigation.

Seniors/Consumer Law Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
January 21, 2020

Central California Legal Services (CCLS) seeks a Seniors/Consumer Law Staff Attorney. This position provides services to eligible seniors and dependent adults in a variety of legal areas.

Executive Director

Southern CaliforniaWestern Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)
January 21, 2020

The Western Center on Law and Poverty invites applications and nominations for a new Executive Director to build on the strong existing foundation and sound strategic plan, inspire new partnerships and champions, and help lift the organization to a new level of impact in the coming decade.

Staff Attorney: Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Staff Attorney for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). The Staff Attorney will be a part of a team participating in a new program that will focus on partnering with community-based organizations and tenants to fight back against unlawful housing practices by providing legal support and direct legal services.

Staff Attorney: Housing/Re-entry/Benefits

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Staff Attorney for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). This position is part of an innovative new program that focuses on delivering trauma-informed, wrap-around legal services to people experiencing homelessness and those at imminent risk of homelessness.

Directing Attorney: Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Directing Attorney for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). The HPLP Directing Attorney will manage a dynamic and growing team of advocates, including attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, in the delivery of legal services, policy advocacy, and litigation.

Paralegal: Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Paralegal for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). The Paralegal will be a part of a team participating in a new program that will focus on partnering with community-based organizations and tenants to fight back against unlawful housing practices by providing legal support and direct legal services.

Staff Attorney: Child Custody and Visitation

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
January 21, 2020

Gain litigation training, mentorship and experience at a nonprofit law practice dedicated to access to justice for all. The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco is seeking a Staff Attorney, Child Custody and Visitation to ensure parents have legal counsel when these critical issues are at stake, and if needed, to receive training in substantive law and litigation practice.

Paralegal/Legal Services Advocate

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
January 21, 2020

MHAS seeks to hire a full-time Paralegal/Legal Services Advocate to support MHAS’ provision of legal services to children and adults with mental health disabilities.

Director of Legal Services

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
January 21, 2020

MHAS seeks a dynamic and strategic individual to serve as MHAS’ Director of Legal Services, responsible for overseeing the organization’s provision of legal services to children and adults with mental health disabilities.

Paralegal and Program Administrator

Southern CaliforniaUCLA School of Law
January 21, 2020

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic Paralegal and Program Administrator capable of providing a high-level of support to the directors of the Veterans Legal Clinic and students of an exciting and newly established Veterans Legal Services Clinical Program.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
January 21, 2020

MHAS seeks to hire a full-time Staff Attorney with prior public interest legal experience to provide legal services to individuals with mental health disabilities. The ideal candidate will be expected to respond quickly to intakes in a wide range of subject areas including housing, public benefits, and other legal issues related to clients’ mental health disabilities.

Program Associate

Bay AreaFamily Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
January 21, 2020

FVAP is seeking a Program Associate to join our exceptional and dynamic team in Oakland, California, for a significant role in support of social justice. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds. FVAP’s clientele is very diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations. The ideal candidate will bring unique skills and experiences that help the candidate support our legal program work in service of these diverse populations.

MLCP-LA Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaNeighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)
January 14, 2020

NLSLA is seeking multiple staff attorneys to join its growing and innovative MLCP-LA team. These new team members will play a key role in the delivery and coordination of co-located and telephonic services to vulnerable patients within DHS clinical sites. MLCP-LA aims to demonstrate how the close partnership between healthcare and legal services providers can improve health outcomes for patients facing poverty, illness, substance use disorders, and other systemic barriers impacting the social determinants of health.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaHomeless Action Center (HAC)
January 13, 2020

HAC is seeking Staff Attorneys with a minimum of 5 years experience. The Staff Attorneys will primarily represent clients in applications and appeals for SSI/Social Security Disability benefits, and/or CAPI benefits.

Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney – ORR Detention Representation

Northern CaliforniaLegal Services for Children (LSC)
January 13, 2020

LSC seeks an attorney to represent children detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) custody in immigration proceedings. If clients are released locally or transferred to ICE detention after turning 18, representation continues beyond ORR detention. Clients are primarily monolingual Spanish speakers.

Migrant Staff Attorney – Housing Specialist

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Migrant 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 (Migrant Unit) – Salinas

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Migrant Unit. The Staff Attorney provides Provides legal service to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies.

Directing Attorney – Coachella

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

Reporting to the Regional Director of Advocacy, 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.

LGBTQ+ Program Staff Attorney

RuralCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

The LGBTQ+ Program Staff Attorney will help increase access to justice for low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people in rural California, including LGBTQ+ farm workers. CRLA regularly represents LGBT clients in a variety of types of legal cases, including education, immigration, employment discrimination, as well as name and gender change petitions.

Staff Attorney (CEI Program) – Modesto

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

The CEI Staff Attorney will work with the Program Director and staff to develop and implement a comprehensive legal advocacy strategy to ensure equitable access to infrastructure and services in the northern San Joaquin Valley, particularly in Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities.

Part-Time Social Services Advocate – SASH

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
January 9, 2020

The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has an exciting opportunity for a Part-time Social Services Advocate to be part of the team!

Legal Interviewer – Mandarin or Cantonese

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
January 9, 2020

The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) currently has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Interviewer (Bilingual English/Mandarin/Cantonese) to be part of the team!

Bi-lingual (Spanish) Client Advocate

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
January 9, 2020

The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Bi-lingual (Spanish) Client Advocate supporting our Housing and Consumer Projects.

Staff Attorney – Housing Specialist

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) seeks a Staff Attorney. This position provides legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low-income clients in housing matters.

Community Worker (Migrant Unit) – Stockton

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

The Community Worker will report to the Directing Attorney and will be supporting the Migrant Unit through initial screenings for eligibility, interview to determine the nature of the legal problem/s and to identify the type of legal assistance being sought by the applicants. They will also engage in field inspections and conducting regular community education and outreach.

Staff Attorney (PROJECT imPACT)

Southern CaliforniaNeighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)
January 9, 2020

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for Project imPACT, a new innovative city of Los Angeles program geared towards increasing opportunities for justice-involved individuals to access employment, housing, legal services and other resources through the elimination of legal barriers resulting from prior contacts with the justice system.

Paralegal – Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
January 9, 2020

Bet Tzedek seeks a paralegal to provide legal administrative support for its Preventing and Ending Homelessness project (PEHP), which provides direct services to clients experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

Staff Attorney – Housing Specialist (Stockton Basic)

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

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.

2020 Census Community Worker

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) seeks a Census Community Worker to promote awareness about the 2020 Census

Litigation Secretary – Impact Litigation Unit

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
January 7, 2020

Bet Tzedek’s Impact Litigation and Policy Unit is seeking a litigation secretary to provide legal administrative support, including but not limited to, preparing pleadings and discovery (complaints, answers, demurrers, interrogatories, etc.) from forms and drafts prepared by legal staff and preparing, processing and filing various forms of legal notices; etc.

Paralegal – Eviction Defense Center (Shriver Housing Project)

Bay AreaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
January 2, 2020

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 Paralegal.

Paralegal – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup (Southeast Eviction Defense)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
January 2, 2020

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 Paralegal for its Eviction Defense Center Workgroup.

Attorney – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
January 2, 2020

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 Attorney for its Eviction Defense Workgroup. 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.

Attorney – Economic Stability Work Group

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
January 2, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for people living in poverty across Greater Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Economic Stability Workgroup.

Paralegal/Sr. Paralegal – Asian Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
January 2, 2020

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 Paralegal to support its Asian Pacific Islander Community Outreach project.

Chief Development and Marketing Director

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
January 2, 2020

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) seeks to hire a Chief Development and Marketing Director who will work in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to design and execute an overall fund development and marketing strategy to provide for the organization’s current and future needs.

Supervising Attorney

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
January 2, 2020

Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS) seeks to hire a full-time Supervising Attorney to join MHAS’ Senior Leadership Team and oversee 2-3 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, and/or MHAS’ Special Education project.

Paralegal – Homeless Prevention

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
January 2, 2020

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 Paralegal to work in its Homeless Prevention Program.

Staff Attorney or Senior Attorney, Employment Law

Bay AreaLegal Aid of Marin
December 19, 2019

Legal Aid of Marin has an excellent opportunity for a full time attorney. If you want to work in an environment where people are dedicated to helping those most in need in our communities this could be the right fit for you.

Staff Attorney – Homelessness Prevention

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
December 17, 2019

MHAS seeks to hire a full-time attorney to lead a new behavioral health legal partnership in which legal services intervention specifically targeting low-income tenants with mental health disabilities at risk of homelessness is holistically integrated in partnership with three of the largest mental health services providers in Los Angeles.

Paralegal – Sargent Shriver Child Custody/ Visitation

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
December 16, 2019

The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has an exciting opportunity for a Paralegal to be part of the team!

Staff Attorney, Eviction Defense – Homeless Advocacy Project

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
December 16, 2019

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 Staff Attorney will provide full-scope legal representation to clients in unlawful detainer proceedings In San Francisco, independently managing a full caseload at all stages of litigation, from initial intake through trial.

Family Law Staff Attorney

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
December 13, 2019

BayLegal seeks a family law attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This position is based in our San Francisco office. As a member of BayLegal’s regional practice, there may be travel within BayLegal’s broader service areas to address the regional nature of poverty and as necessary for training and broader advocacy.

Family Law Attorney (Temporary)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
December 13, 2019

We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy. This 6-month position involves legal representation of low-income victims of domestic violence in an array of family court proceedings, including dissolution of marriage, custody and support, UPAs and restraining orders. The position also requires conducting community education presentations and working in collaboration with the court and domestic violence organizations to address policy and impact issues affecting domestic violence survivors. The attorney in this position also assists victims of domestic violence in U Visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status petitions.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaVeterans Legal Institute
December 10, 2019

Veterans Legal Institute seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney with 0-10 years experience to provide free legal services to help disabled, low-income, and homeless veterans gain access to critical income-support benefits and healthcare by submitting veteran benefits claims and appeals, discharge upgrades and attending legal clinics at various locations.

Legal Project Coordinator – Part Time

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
December 10, 2019

The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Legal Project Coordinator to be part of the team!

Attorney of the Day: Immigration Legal Defense Program

Bay AreaJustice and Diversity Center (JDC)
December 5, 2019

The Justice and Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco isexcited to hire our first Staff Attorney, Attorney of the Day (AOD) who will consult with and provide limited scope representation to unrepresented individuals and families facing removal on the detained, non-detained and juvenile dockets at the San Francisco Immigration Court.