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.


Attorney, Peninsula Family Advocacy Program

Bay Area - Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
September 27, 2021

Legal Aid SMC seeks an attorney with a passion for social justice advocacy to join our Peninsula Family Advocacy Program (FAP).

Legal Advocate (12-Month Assignment)

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC)
September 27, 2021

Under the supervision of the Supervising Attorney, the Legal Advocate provides support to the departments staff with outreach, assistance, advocacy, and correspondence. The Legal Advocate provides key case support including but not limited to intake, callbacks, tracking advocacy efforts, and basic research under the supervision of an attorney. The Legal Advocate also works frequently and directly with clients on their cases.

Senior Research Analyst

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 27, 2021

Under the direction of the Demographic Research Project Director, the Senior Research Analyst will be involved in different aspects of the Demographic Research Project (DRP) to make data and research more accessible to the growing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and the organizations that serve them, and to inform community programs and advocacy through data collection, analysis, and training. Senior Research Analyst will contribute to the current and growing research portfolio of the DRP.

Consumer Protection Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal’s Consumer Law Practice focuses on halting unfair and deceptive business practices in consumer financial products and protecting the rights of low-income consumers. Our Consumer Team targets its advocacy efforts on urgent issues identified by the community we serve. Post-pandemic, this includes addressing the impact of ballooning family debt incurred from COVID’s financial fallout, including court enforced debt collection and credit barriers to obtaining housing.

Facilities Manager

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

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. This is a non-exempt position.

Staff Attorney, Health Consumer Center

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

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. As part of its model, the HCC operates a hotline that provides immediate access and legal assistance to address client's needs related to health care. HCC attorneys also participate in various stakeholder workgroups with state agencies as well as other health advocate groups.

Housing Staff Attorney (Contra Costa)

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Contra Costa County Regional Office, located in Richmond. The COVID19 public health and economic crisis has made civil legal services ever more critical to help individuals and families avoid homelessness, debt and to provide opportunities for stability and self-sufficiency.

Managing Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

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.

Pro Bono Coordinator

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks an Pro Bono Coordinator to actively support 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.

IT Applications Administrator

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks an experienced IT Applications Administrator

Development & Communications Assistant

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks a Development & Communications Assistant with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Development & Communications department and the broader BayLegal team to help tell the story about the importance of civil legal aid, steward and support our donors, and draw more supporters to our mission.

Legal Advice Line

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks an advocate with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our dynamic Legal Advice Line team. The Legal Advice Line team provides immediate legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in the areas of housing, family law, public benefits, and consumer law through our regional hotline. The LAL team play a critical role empowering client with the tools to address their immediate legal needs, identifying systemic issues and patterns and engaging in broader advocacy.

Supervising Attorney, Housing

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our dynamic tenants’ right practice as Supervising Attorney of the Housing Unit for the Santa Clara County Regional Office and to support BayLegal’s greater mission.

Supervising Attorney, Housing (SF)

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our dynamic tenants’ right practice as Supervising Attorney of the Housing Unit for the San Francisco Office and to support BayLegal’s greater mission.

Youth Justice Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 22, 2021

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice to join our Youth Justice Team. The YJT works to advance the rights youth in the San Francisco Bay Area youth by providing wrap-around civil legal services to young people experiencing homelessness, systems involvement, and youth with high rates of abuse, neglect, and sexual exploitation.

Disability Civil Rights Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
September 21, 2021

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) in Berkeley, California seeks an attorney with 0 to six years of experience to help develop and litigate cutting edge cases that advance the rights of people with disabilities, and to support DREDF’s work in housing rights for disabled people.

Staff Attorney, Housing Justice

Bay Area - Public Advocates Inc.
September 21, 2021

For nearly 50 years, Public Advocates Inc. has been at the forefront of social justice movements in California as a bold and highly regarded civil rights law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination. We pride ourselves on skillfully deploying a diverse set of legal and policy tools to achieve tangible legal victories and help low-income communities of color build their power to participate effectively in public decision-making. We are excited to be hiring a new Staff Attorney to join our Metropolitan Equity Team in our San Francisco office.

Director of Talent

Bay Area - Public Advocates Inc.
September 21, 2021

The Director of Talent (DoT) is Public Advocates’ chief strategist, advocate, and champion of talent management and organizational development. As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, the DoT reports to the CEO and is a key advisor and HR consultant to the CEO and the Management Team on all talent matters.

Economic Justice Staff Attorney (Temporary)

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 21, 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 will involve 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).

Executive Assistant

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 21, 2021

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.

Family Law Staff Attorney

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 21, 2021

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) works with our clients to advocate for their legal rights and remove legal barriers to health, safety, and stability through representation, legal advice and information, referrals, community education, and advocacy for low-income individuals and families throughout seven Bay Area counties. BayLegal seeks applicants for the position of Family Law Staff Attorney.

Housing Advocate (Paralegal)

Bay Area - Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 21, 2021

We are seeking an Advocate/Paralegal with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy. As part of San Francisco's Tenants' Right to Counsel Initiative, this position will focus on supporting and working with a team of attorneys who are providing full-scope legal services to tenants in unlawful detainer proceedings.

Housing Staff Attorney

Southern California - Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC)
September 17, 2021

The Intake and Assessment Unit Housing Attorney will work as a member of the Intake and Assessment Unit to triage emergency housing issues including preparing stays of execution, motions to set aside and answers. The attorney will help conduct intake and assessment of new clients via the CLA SoCal Hotline and outreach events.

Housing Paralegal

Southern California - Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC)
September 17, 2021

The Housing Team Staff Paralegal will work as a member of the housing team to serve low-income and senior tenants who are facing eviction. This full-time non-exempt position reports to the Supervising Attorney.

Paralegal, Economic Maintenance

Southern California - Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC)
September 17, 2021

The Staff Paralegal in the Economic Maintenance Unit will work as part of the unit to represent and provide legal services to the community with regards to various public benefits and consumer issues. In addition, the Staff Paralegal represents clients, under attorney supervision, in Social Security Retirement, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, General Relief, CalFresh, CalWorks, and CAPI cases and consumer cases and participates in negotiation and settlement discussions with adverse parties and their legal representatives.

Staff Attorney, Transitional Age Youth & Children’s Rights

Southern California - Public Counsel
September 17, 2021

The TAY team seeks a full-time, entry-level staff attorney. The TAY Staff Attorney will represent youth in court, in administrative proceedings, and through informal advocacy on a variety of substantive legal issues to remove barriers to stability and success. The TAY Staff Attorney will work with social work team members to ensure youth have access to needed social service supports.

Small Business Program Manager

Southern California - Public Counsel
September 17, 2021

Public Counsel is currently accepting applications for the position of Small Business Program Manager. Since 1994, Public Counsel has provided legal support for small businesses in our communities because of the important role they play in offering pathways to financial independence and economic justice. Now, even as the broader economy starts to recover, the small businesses we work with—businesses which contribute to the cultural vibrancy and diversity that Los Angeles is known for—are facing inordinate challenges.

Staff Attorney, Veterans Advancement

Southern California - Public Counsel
September 17, 2021

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.

COO & General Counsel

Southern California - Public Counsel
September 17, 2021

Public Counsel is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and experienced leader to serve as a key member of its senior management team, working with and reporting directly to the President & CEO on a broad range of issues.

Director of Human Resources

Southern California - Public Counsel
September 17, 2021

Public Counsel is seeking a dynamic leader with significant human resources experience to serve as a key member of its management team.

Program Coordinator, Immigration

Bay Area - East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
September 17, 2021

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the administrative and programmatic needs of its Immigration Program. The ideal candidate works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment, can juggle and prioritize competing demands, and is committed to furthering the mission for racial justice.

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Bay Area - East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
September 17, 2021

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. Administrative Assistants are the first point of contact for clients seeking services, either by phone or in person, and must be committed to helping EBCLC operate in a barrier-free and client-centered manner.

Staff Attorney

Central Valley - Central California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
September 17, 2021

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.

Clinical Professor of Law

Southern California - September 16, 2021

The University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Assistant Professor, with responsibility for the Housing Clinic. This is a full-time, clinical position in the Law School’s Research Teaching, Practice, and Teaching (RTPC) track, to begin no later than Summer 2022.

Finance Associate

Bay Area - Eviction Defense Collaborative
September 13, 2021

The Finance Associate is an integral part of the admin team and EDC’s Right to Counsel services. The Finance Associate is responsible for providing finance-related administrative support for the successful oversight and implementation of San Francisco Tenant Right to Counsel.

HR Manager

Bay Area - Eviction Defense Collaborative
September 13, 2021

Reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED), the HR Manager (HRM) oversees all human resources activities to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws. The HRM will also serve as a strategic partner to the ED and EDC management in developing a staff-oriented organizational culture that promotes the provision of quality services and is reflective of EDC’s core values of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Legal Assistant

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

Under the supervision of the SAFE Project Director, the Legal Assistant is responsible for providing litigation support and grant management support. In addition, the Litigation Assistant is responsible for providing general case management and administrative support. This position also performs partner referrals, client follow ups, and provides translation services as necessary. In addition, this position provides general office administrative support.

Education Equity Manager

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

The Education Equity Manager reports directly to the Policy Director to support advocacy that elevates education issues in the AANHPI community. The Education Equity Manager will be charged with managing the education equity program including ongoing analysis of the landscape, policy and advocacy initiatives, program development, coalition and partnership building and external relations.

Coordinator Citizenship

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

Under the direction of the Project Director, Citizenship Project, the Citizenship Coordinator provides naturalization services to lawful permanent residents eligible for naturalization. The Citizenship Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and execution of naturalization workshops, which includes planning volunteer and pro bono attorney recruitment, outreach and education to the community, and logistical planning among other duties.

Community Legal Advocate

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

Under the direction of the Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Program (ALLIP), the Community Legal Advocate is responsible for operating the specified above language legal helpline that expands access to justice for low-income limited English speaking immigrants and for serving as a team member to Asian Language Legal Intake Program.

Staff Attorney, Immigration

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

The Staff Attorney works directly on complex naturalization and immigration cases, serving Orange County API communities for various weekday in-office and offsite weekday or weekend citizenship workshops. Primary duties assigned to the staff attorney include, but are not limited to, providing direct application assistance in naturalization cases, provide legal representation for clientele with complex naturalization cases, attending USCIS interviews as a legal representative for complex naturalization cases, conducting outreach and education for naturalization to local community based organizations and adult education centers.

Staff Attorney, Voting Rights

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

Advancing Justice-LA seeks a Staff Attorney to take a leading role in our continuing voting rights efforts ensuring that minority and limited English proficiency (LEP) voters have full access to voting as required by the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA), the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), and the various state laws providing additional protections against election irregularities.

Senior Immigration Attorney

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Senior Immigration Staff Attorney is responsible for performing client counseling and representation duties. The Senior Staff Attorney meets with and advises clients of immigration legal rights and issues, conducts legal research and writing, prepares court forms, prepares immigration applications, and performs other legal duties.

Program Manager, Community Affairs & Advocacy

Southern California - Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
September 10, 2021

Under the direction of the HAP Program Director, Community Affairs and Advocacy Program Manager will have primary responsibilities to lead HAP policy and advocacy work, outreach activities, public awareness campaign, network development, partnership and collaboration engagement and support.

Staff Attorney, Eviction Defense

Bay Area - Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)
September 8, 2021

For almost 40 years, LAE has provided free legal advice and representation to San Francisco’s seniors and adults living with disabilities. Our mission is to keep this vulnerable community safe, financially secure and housed. Our primary practice areas are Eviction Defense/Housing (tenants only), Income Support, Health Law, Elder Abuse Prevention, Debt Collection Defense and End of Life Planning. LAE is a friendly and collaborative work environment.

Paralegal / Admin Assistant, Consumer Law

Southern California - Public Law Center
September 3, 2021

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Consumer Law and Community Economic Development Projects seeks an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for low-income and self-represented litigants and entrepreneurs in Orange County through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering to address inequities and support community economic development.

Senior Staff Attorney

Southern California - Public Law Center
September 3, 2021

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit seeks an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for low-income tenants and self-represented litigants in Orange County through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering to address inequities and pursue access to affordable housing.

Staff Attorney, Housing

Southern California - Public Law Center
September 3, 2021

The Public Law Center (PLC)’s Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit seeks an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for low-income tenants and self-represented litigants in Orange County through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering to address inequities and pursue access to affordable housing.

Executive Director

National - September 3, 2021

OCJ is seeking an inaugural Executive Director who will bring vision and strategic leadership to shaping early-stage organizational development. The Executive Director will shepherd the organization’s early growth in a dynamic and challenging consumer landscape as we emerge from the pandemic with a focus on systems change that centers communities most impacted by consumer protection issues.

Staff Attorney / Clinical Supervisor, Consumer Justice

Bay Area - East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
September 3, 2021

The Community Economic Justice Clinic (CEJ) of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor to provide representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and to assist with the training and supervision of law student interns.