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.


Contract Assistant

Bay AreaLegal Assistance for Seniors (LAS)
November 20, 2020

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.

Managing Housing Attorney

Bay AreaOpen Door Legal
November 20, 2020

Open Door Legal is seeking a Managing Housing Attorney. This position is tasked with the overall leadership, management, and direction of Open Door Legal’s highly-effective Housing team.

Education Equity Attorney

Sacramento RegionPublic Advocates Inc.
November 13, 2020

Public Advocates Inc. is excited to announce a new position on our Education Equity Team for an experienced Senior Staff Attorney to be based out of our Sacramento office.

Development Communications Specialist

Bay AreaPublic Advocates Inc.
November 13, 2020

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.

Full-Time Program Associate, Education Equity Team

Southern CaliforniaPublic Advocates Inc.
November 13, 2020

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.

Managing Attorney – Youth Justice

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
November 2, 2020

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice to become the Managing Attorney (MA) of our Youth Justice team.

Litigation Staff Attorney or Senior Attorney: Housing Team

California StatewideWestern Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)
October 29, 2020

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.

Eviction Defense Staff Attorney – Homeless Advocacy Project

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

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.

Housing Paralegal

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
October 21, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking Housing Paralegals to join our Housing Team in San Bernardino and Riverside.

Housing Attorney

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
October 21, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking Housing Attorneys to join our Housing Team in San Bernardino and Riverside.

Full-time Staff Attorney – Housing and Homelessness Prevention Unit

Southern CaliforniaPublic Law Center
October 21, 2020

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.

Temporary Housing Attorney

Bay AreaCommunity Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
October 21, 2020

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.

Managing Attorney

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County (LAFSBC)
October 21, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County has an immediate opening for a Managing Attorney for our Santa Maria office.

Family Law Attorney (Bilingual in English and Spanish)

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

The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) seeks a Bilingual Family Law Attorney (English and Spanish)

Part-time Attorney Administrator (IDA) – Juvenile

Bay AreaThe Bar Association of San Francisco
October 9, 2020

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.

Staff Attorney – Child Custody (SASH)

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

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.

Staff Attorney

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

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.

Supervising Clients’ Rights Advocate

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
October 7, 2020

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.

Community Work Incentives Coordinator

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
October 7, 2020

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.

Staff Attorney : Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
September 30, 2020

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.

Staff Attorney: Education Practice Team Children’s Rights Project (CRP)

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
September 30, 2020

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.

Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children (LSC)
September 30, 2020

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.

Legal Advice Line Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
September 25, 2020

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.

Health Consumer Center Staff Attorney

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
September 25, 2020

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.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Assistance for Seniors (LAS)
September 14, 2020

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.

Grants and Communications Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)
September 14, 2020

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.

Supervising Attorney (Eviction Defense)

Bay AreaLegal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE)
September 14, 2020

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.

Director of Finance & Administration (Chief Financial Officer)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
September 14, 2020

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.

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Impact

Bay AreaHomeless Action Center (HAC)
September 14, 2020

HAC seeks a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Impact to be a part of the upper management team.

Information Technology/Administrative Assistant

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
September 11, 2020

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.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
September 11, 2020

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.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaSustainable Economies Law Center
September 4, 2020

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.

Policy & Legislative Advocate

Bay AreaSustainable Economies Law Center
September 4, 2020

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.

Legislative Advocate – Housing

Sacramento RegionWestern Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)
September 1, 2020

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 Services Attorney (Temporary)

Bay AreaLegal Access Alameda (Legal Access)
August 31, 2020

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).

Immigration Practice Group Director

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
August 31, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking an experienced immigration attorney to manage the Immigration Practice Group.

Housing Practice Group Director

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
August 31, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking an experienced housing attorney to manage the Housing Practice Group.

LITC Enrolled Agent Advocate Position

Southern CaliforniaInland Counties Legal Services (ICLS)
August 31, 2020

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking a full-time enrolled agent to work in its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) in Riverside, CA.

Legal Secretary/Sr. Legal Secretary- Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Secretary.

Support Services Manager-Support Services

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Support Services Manager.

Intake Paralegal- Client Intake Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Intake Paralegal.

Paralegal- Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Attorney- Right to Counsel (Stay Housed Los Angeles)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 28, 2020

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.

Staff Attorney – Housing

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
August 28, 2020

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking for two full-time Attorneys for its Housing Department. This attorney position is focused on a fast-paced and dynamic unlawful detainer practice.

Legal Secretary/Sr. Legal Secretary

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 24, 2020

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.

Reentry Attorney (temporary)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
August 21, 2020

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.

Community Work Incentives Coordinator

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
August 21, 2020

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.

Clients’ Rights Advocate

Central ValleyDisability Rights California (DRC)
August 21, 2020

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.

Operations Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
August 21, 2020

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.

Racial Justice Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
August 21, 2020

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.