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.
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Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is seeking an inspiring Executive Director with demonstrated success in team and organization building and a commitment to social justice to support the growth and sustainability of this highly respected organization as it meets the ever-increasing demand for its services.
BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Alameda County 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.
Supported by a Board of Directors that brings high levels of experience in law and management, the Executive Director will be responsible for implementing the strategic goals of the organization and providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's vision, values, mission, goals and objectives. The Executive Director represents the organization in engaging with government, foundation, and corporate funders as well as the community by building trusted relationships with a range of stakeholders.
Reporting to the director of the Family Resource Collective, the managing attorney provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in Community Bridges’ priority areas in accordance with Community Bridges’ program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.
BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice to become the Supervising Attorney of our Youth Justice Team. The Supervising Attorney is responsible for supervising the legal work of the YJT staff, ensuring high quality legal services for youth in a wide range of civil legal areas in which the team practices.
The Project: The Mobile Home Advocacy Collaborative provides comprehensive legal assistance to vulnerable mobile homeowners at risk of losing their housing. In collaboration with other legal service providers, LAFLA provides representation on issues arising out of landlord/tenant disputes and/or unlawful detainer actions under the Mobile Home Residency Law Act (and provide virtual community education and know your rights workshops. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.
Reporting to the Chief Development and Marketing Director, the Grants and Contracts Manager serves as the primary grant writer, engages in compliance reporting, manages funder relationships and supports special project initiatives. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement.
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.
The Housing Intake/Program Coordinator assists with client intake and screening, and provides administrative support to staff attorneys. The position requires someone who enjoys substantial responsibilities in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with competing priorities and deadlines, who is able to work in a team and independently, excels at time management, and has strong interpersonal skills.
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.
EBCLC’s Housing Unit is excited to recruit a Deputy Director who can join a team of 15 advocates in our effort to provide excellent legal representation and counseling to Alameda County tenants facing eviction and housing instability. EBCLC’s Housing Unit is looking for a leader who is deeply committed to racial equity, inclusive leadership and management, and strong relationship-building. The Deputy Director will not only support the Housing Unit’s team, but will engage with EBCLC’s 7 other legal practice areas, as well as other Bay Area tenant organizations and foundations.
Legal Aid SMC seeks candidates who share our aspirations for a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace to protect the rights of older adults and adults with disabilities. We are committed to affirming differences in race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
Legal Aid SMC seeks an attorney with a passion for social justice advocacy to join our Peninsula Family Advocacy Program (FAP). A medical-legal partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford Children’s Health, Ravenswood Family Health Center, Gardner Packard Children’s Health Center, and San Mateo Medical Center Prenatal Clinics, FAP provides free legal services to children, pregnant women, and their families to help address the underlying causes of poor health. FAP helps children with disabilities and their families access appropriate special education resources, public benefits, health coverage, and health care.
The Director of Development & Communications (DDC) is an important member of the leadership team and reports to the Executive Director. As the DDC, you’ll establish the strategic direction for all communication and fundraising initiatives with support from the Executive Director, the Director of Operations, and the Board of Directors.
The Pro Bono Project Coordinator provides legal administrative support to the Pro Bono Director, primarily in the areas of domestic violence and probate (guardianships and conservatorships) law.
This is a full time Bankruptcy Staff Attorney position for an attorney with 3-5 years of experience. The successful candidate will join the Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Debtor Assistance Project’s Supervising Attorney and bankruptcy paralegal.
Public Counsel’s Immigrants’ Rights Project (IRP) seeks a full-time, bilingual (Spanish/English) Case Coordinator to join its Unaccompanied Children’s team. They will join our UC team that includes six attorneys, a social worker and four support staff. The grant is contingent on renewal each year.
Now in its 50th year of operations, Public Counsel seeks a mission-driven Finance Associate with previous nonprofit accounting experience. Reporting to the Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer, the Finance Associate will join the Finance Team in the day-to-day financial operations of a $16 million budget, including planning, budgeting, accounting and reporting on a diversified funding stream, consisting of donations, private grants, government contracts, attorney fees, and investments.
Public Counsel seeks to hire a talented and highly motivated Staff Attorney to join the WGR team. The staff attorney will provide legal advice and direct representation to low-income clients and participate in gender and employment rights-related litigation. Direct services cases will focus primarily on employment rights and discrimination/ sexual harassment at work and/or school.
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 to create equitable educational opportunities for all students in California. This position will focus primarily on supporting our local and statewide policy work.
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.
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.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and providing family law legal assistance, with a focus on serving domestic violence survivors. The SAFE Project focuses on assisting domestic violence survivors with family law matters, as well the indigent and limited-English proficient immigrant community.
Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program Director creates the vision and plans for the future of domestic violence (DV) and family law work at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA. The SAFE Program Director also oversees and leads a diverse team of attorneys, legal assistant(s), and interns in representing DV clients in family law matters, including handing their own case load. In addition the SAFE Program Director ensures grant management tasks are complete and handles a limited number of non-domestic violence family law cases.
The Computer Systems Analyst will evaluate current information technology systems and make recommendations for improvement. They will also work closely with other staff to analyze business processes and suggest improvements. They will also be responsible for providing technical support for the organizations hardware and software.
Under the direction of the VP of Administration, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of the Human Resources function. The HR Manager provides Advancing Justice LA employees human resources services such as troubleshooting issues with benefits, employee data, and other human resources matters, and partners with the VP of Administration to solve more complex human resources matters.
The Litigation Director leads the development, execution, and evaluation of Advancing Justice Los Angeles (AJ-LA) impact litigation practice, overseeing AJ-LAs Impact Litigation program staff. The Litigation Director collaborates and coordinates across the organization to determine litigation priorities. This position requires a thorough knowledge of the AJ-LAs services and available resources, both within and outside of the organization. The Litigation Director acts as AJ-LAs spokesperson for all litigation matters.
The Sr. Accountant role has functional oversight over grants accounting, post-award administration, financial accounting and audit preparedness. Additionally, this role is instrumental in tracking grant oversight key performance metrics and associated reporting to senior leadership.
Under the direction of the Program Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Project (“ALLIP”), the Staff Attorney – Homelessness Prevention is responsible for coordinating and providing assistance in homelessness prevention including eviction defense and housing issues. The Staff Attorney meets with and advises clients of legal rights and issues, conduct legal research and writing, provide community education, and represent client in eviction process.
Our attorneys provide client-centered, holistic defense through an active litigation practice paired with robust out-of-court advocacy. Attorney collaboration with in-house social work and parent advocate staff furthers our goals to reduce entries into foster care, shorten lengths of stay in foster care, promote frequent and high-quality visiting arrangements, and ensure that families receive services that are well-tailored to expediting safe and lasting reunification.
Health Consumer Center (HCC): 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 become a Supervising Attorney focusing on state and local public benefits advocacy, such as CalWORKs, CalFresh, and General Assistance. The Supervising Attorney is responsible for supervising BayLegal staff in our regional program, where needed, in their handling of benefits cases, ensuring high quality legal services.
ICLC seeks a talented 2020 law school graduate to join our team of lawyers, paralegals, and organizers as a full-time Provisionally Licensed Lawyer (PLL). The team uses sophisticated plaintiff’s litigation techniques to address housing-related health hazards, preserve affordable housing, improve unhealthful conditions, protect residents from landlord retaliation, and, when appropriate, recover financial damages.
ICLC seeks a dynamic manager who is passionate about justice and combatting homelessness to join ICLC’s fight to end homelessness by applying for the Co-Director position with ICLC’s Tenant Defense Project (TDP). The Director will co-lead a team of ICLC attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff in providing high-quality legal services in partnership with the Tenant Defense Team’s Directing Attorney.
ICLC seeks a talented 2020 law school graduate to join our team as a full-time Provisionally Licensed Lawyer (PLL). The PLL will engage in fast-paced litigation and/or administrative law work; handle a wide-array of legal matters including eviction, habitability, ticket clearing, immigration, public benefits, and financial rights cases; work directly with clients and opposing counsel; handle all stages of cases from pleadings to discovery, motions, hearings, settlement, administrative hearings, and trial; participate in conversations surrounding housing policy in the County; and work with private law firms providing pro bono representation to ICLC’s clients.
The Development Assistant’s responsibilities will primarily focus on helping to coordinate activities for our individual giving program. Currently, EBCLC raises ~$550,000 individual giving annually; we hope to increase this revenue stream each year. The focus of this position is to secure and increase financial support from individuals–major, midlevel, and grassroots donors, and alums of EBCLC’s clinical education program.
As an integral part of EBCLC’s Development and Communications Department, the Individual Giving Manager will manage a growing annual individual giving program of ~$625,000. S/he or they will be responsible for overseeing the solicitation of donors through seasonal campaigns, as well as our alumni engagement strategy and managing day-to-day operations of EBCLC’s individual giving program.
MHAS seeks to hire an experienced attorney to join MHAS’ Senior Leadership Team as a Supervising Attorney. MHAS Supervising Attorneys oversee 1-2 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.
Join an organization dedicated to improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) currently has an exciting opportunity for dual roles of Pro Bono Manager and Supervising Attorney.
The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) currently has an exciting opportunity for Supervising Attorney of Tenant Advocacy Project. This position will represent tenants in housing issues before eviction lawsuits are involved (no unlawful detainer work), while developing a pro bono program in which volunteer attorneys do this work with the Supervising Attorney’s training and support.
Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the Supervising Litigation Attorney will provide 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.
This position provides the first point of contact for clients at Legal Services for Children, both in person and by telephone. It requires someone who is friendly and welcoming and who treats visitors with care and respect. Under the supervision of the Office Manager, this key position performs a variety of clerical duties and provides administrative support to the entire organization.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is a member of a small development team who works both independently and collaboratively to formulate and implement strategies to retain existing donors and attract new ones. The Development Associate will support the program’s cultivation and fundraising events, annual appeal, and other development strategies.
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.