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.


Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children (LSC)
March 27, 2020

SC seeks an attorney to represent children in immigration proceedings. Clients will be living in the community in the Bay Area. Clients are primarily monolingual Spanish speakers. We welcome applicants at all levels and provide opportunities for training and leadership.

Attorney – Self Help Legal Access Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 26, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Self-Help Center program. The Self-Help Centers are free walk-in clinics created to help people help themselves. We offer workshops, legal forms and information to individuals seeking legal recourse without a lawyer. The Centers do not provide individual legal advice or representation.

Staff Attorney – Santa Monica Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
March 26, 2020

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney for its Santa Monica Workgroup, a community office assisting residents primarily in the areas of housing, public benefits, and domestic violence and family advocacy.

Pro Bono Program Director

Southern CaliforniaUCLA School of Law
March 16, 2020

UCLA School of Law seeks our inaugural Pro Bono Program Director. The Pro Bono Program Director will work with staff from UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Office of Public Interest Programs, and Experiential Education Programs, as well as other programs, centers, and student leaders at UCLA Law.

Staff Attorney: Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
March 13, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Staff Attorney for its Consumer Rights & Economic Justice Project. The Staff Attorney’s main responsibility will be to join the teams litigating the Project’s complex federal and state cases, handle intakes, and litigate or support pro bono attorneys litigating smaller individual cases. The Staff Attorney will also work with attorneys in other Public Counsel projects on litigation involving housing, homelessness, community development, and women’s issues, among others.

Clients Rights’ Advocate

Central ValleyDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

Disability Rights California seeks a Clients Rights’ Advocate. his position will focus primarily on the rights of people with developmental disabilities who live in or who are at risk of living in institutions or other restrictive settings, with an emphasis on the right of people to receive services and supports in the least restrictive environment.

Major Gifts Officer

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
March 6, 2020

The Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ) is seeking a Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer will play a critical role in increasing donor support and acts as an ambassador for LACLJ across the community. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate and individual donors, with a special focus on major gifts. The Major Gifts Officer will report to the Director of Development, and will work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director, as well as board members and other internal and external stakeholders.

Staff Attorney 2 – Intake & Outreach

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

Disability Rights California seeks a Staff Attorney for its Intake/Outreach Practice Group. This position will develop community- based legal clinics for underserved communities throughout California.

Senior Attorney – Mental Health

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

Disability Rights California seeks a Senior Attorney for its Mental Health Practice Group. This position plays a leading role in individual and systemic advocacy to enforce and expand the rights of people with mental health disabilities.

Legal Advocate/Paralegal

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
March 6, 2020

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ) is currently recruiting for a passionate legal advocate who will assist attorneys with legal matters and provide support to clients in immigration cases on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking. The Legal Advocate will prepare documents and forms under the supervision of a Directing or Senior Attorney, meet and correspond with clients, and provide administrative support to attorneys, as needed.

Litigation Counsel – Healthcare Practice Group

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

Disability Rights California is seeking a creative, bold, and experienced litigator to co-lead our Healthcare/Home and Community Based Services (Healthcare/HCBS) Practice Group.

Litigation Counsel I/DD Practice Group

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

The Litigation Counsel ensures the excellence of the Practice Group’s legal work and provides leadership and mentorship to Practice Group attorneys on all advocacy efforts, including litigation in Federal and State court.

Staff Attorney – Immigration

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
March 6, 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 low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in a variety of immigration matters, including humanitarian-based affirmative petitions and removal defense hearings/ICE check-ins. In addition, this position offers the opportunity to: Provide presentations and trainings to community partners and client communities on family law and other legal issues; Develop relationships and collaborate with a range of public and private community partners to address systemic barriers facing LACLJ’s client community; and Engage in other tasks and projects that further LACLJ’s mission and operations.

Staff Attorney – Voting Rights Practice Group

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

Disability Rights California seeks a Staff Attorney for its Voting Rights Practice Group. The Practice Group advocates to ensure voting is fully accessible for people with disabilities by educating government agencies about best practices and educating voters about their rights, including options that allow them to vote privately and independently.

Staff Attorney – Investigations Practice Group

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Investigations Unit. The Investigations Unit Staff Attorney is responsible for conducting abuse and neglect investigations of people with disabilities and pursuing policy reform stemming from the outcome of those investigations.

Peer Self-Advocacy Trainer

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

The PSA Trainer provides peer self-advocacy training for people with mental health disabilities who live primarily in locked residential mental health facilities, state hospitals and in the community.

Senior Attorney/ Staff Attorney – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Practice Group

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Practice Group is currently hiring a Senior Attorney and a Staff Attorney 2. We are a statewide team of passionate attorneys who use a variety of advocacy tools to enforce and expand the rights of people with I/DD.

Staff Attorney – Family Law

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
March 6, 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 be part of LACLJ’s Sargent Shriver Grant, which provides attorneys to low income individuals in high conflict custody and domestic violence cases. The purpose of the grant is to ensure that low income litigants have access to representation in critical cases involving their safety and their children. This staff attorney will regularly be in court and will represent clients in a variety of family court actions, including restraining orders, dissolution, and child custody and support.

Legal Secretary

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 6, 2020

Disability Rights California seeks a legal secretary to enhance the effectiveness of the legal advocacy staff by providing legal secretarial support as well as other administrative and technical support.

Supervising Attorney

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
March 5, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) seeks a Supervising Attorney for the Pathways to Work Practice Group to provide advocacy services to people experiencing disability-related barriers to employment.

Program Manager

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Women’s Law Center (CWLC)
March 5, 2020

The California Women’s Law Center is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager. The Program Manager will participate in the creation and implementation of projects to advance CWLC’s mission to eliminate barriers and advance the potential of women and girls in California.

Community Care Advocate

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)
March 4, 2020

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ) is looking for a Community Care Advocate to provide supportive services, such as education, referrals, court accompaniment and safety planning, to LACLJ clients, who are primarily immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Community Care Advocate will work under the supervision and direction of LACLJ’s licensed clinical social worker and clients’ attorneys as part of the legal team. The Community Care Advocate will also assist with coordination of LACLJ’s Community Care Advocacy (CCA) program, a year-round M.S.W. internship program that provides supportive services to LACLJ clients and a high-quality educational experience for interns.

Finance and Information Technology Manager

Bay AreaOneJustice
March 4, 2020

OneJustice is seeking a Finance and Information Technology (“IT”) Manager who will bring an enthusiasm for running and helping strategize highly accurate and efficient systems that undergird the organization’s long-term civil justice mission. This position calls for someone who is interested in nonprofit management and financial health, organized and attentive to detail, and excited to assess existing processes and technologies as well as research, test, and implement new ones.

Consumer Protection Staff Attorney

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
March 3, 2020

We are seeking an attorney to join our dynamic Consumer Law practice group and to support BayLegal’s mission. Our consumer law practice focuses on halting unfair and deceptive business practices in the area of consumer financial products and on protecting the rights of low-income consumers.

Health Consumer Center Attorney

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
March 3, 2020

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice advocacy who is interested in using their legal skills to remove legal barriers to accessing health treatment or coverage throughout the Bay Area.

Part-Time Administrative Support Position (Napa)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
March 3, 2020

BayLegal seeks someone with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice. This position is based in our Napa office serving clients throughout Napa. This is a part time, six month temporary position.

Law Clerk – Supporting Families Workgroup

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

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles seeks a Legal Clerk for its Supporting Families Workgroup (SFWG). SFWG helps and represents survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in obtaining restraining orders, and orders for custody, dissolution, visitation, and support.

Intake Paralegal- Client Intake Workgroup

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

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal to interview and counsel clients, provide limited service to clients, and respond to requests for assistance submitted via telephone, online intake, and walk-in applications along with other responsibilities.

Immigration Practice Legal Director

RuralCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
March 2, 2020

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) seeks a Immigration Practice Legal Director. This position will be responsible for shaping and growing the organization’s Immigration practice and its’ vision, direction, and initiatives throughout California. This includes the delivery of high-quality legal services and, as a subject matter expert, the development of immigration expertise throughout the organization.

Attorney – Supporting Families Workgroup

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

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. This position helps and represents survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in obtaining restraining orders, and orders for custody, dissolution, visitation, and support.

Paralegal – Housing & Communities Workgroup

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

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) seeks a paralegal for its Housing and Communities Workgroup. The working group prevents unfair displacement and preserves and expands affordable housing. It also defends the rights of unhoused individuals and families, and provides legal support to community-based organizations seeking to build healthy, economically vibrant communities.

Director of The Immigration Program

Northern CaliforniaCommunity Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
February 28, 2020

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is looking for an Immigration Program Director, who will oversee a team of 20 attorneys, fellows, paralegals, and a social worker who are spread across multiple offices. The Immigration Program Director will lead the program’s strategic visioning, planning, management, and evaluation. The ideal candidate will be both a visionary leader and a collaborative team-builder.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaContra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS)
February 24, 2020

Contra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS) seeks a full-time Staff Attorney available immediately. The position would initially provide staffing for the collaborative Elder Abuse Prevention Project through 2020 and then transition to a more general practice.

Senior/Consumer Law Team Leader

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

The Senior/Consumer Law Team Leader will direct a team of attorneys and advocates in providing services to eligible seniors and dependent adults in a variety of legal areas. The Team Leader will also be responsible for providing effective legal representation to address consumer issues effecting CCLS clients.

Senior Staff Attorney: Housing and Homelessness

Bay AreaJustice in Aging
February 21, 2020

Justice in Aging seeks a Senior Staff Attorney with at least seven years of experience to join our Economic Security team in either our Oakland or Los Angeles, CA office. The successful candidate will develop and lead a new project to respond to the needs of low-income older adults in California facing housing instability.

Immigrants’ Rights Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Aid Society of San Mateo County
February 21, 2020

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County seeks an attorney with a passion for economic justice and immigrants’ rights to join our LIBRE Project. LIBRE (www.thelibreproject.org) is a multi-agency collaboration that educates immigrants and their families about their rights and eligibility for safety net benefits and immigration relief, and provides legal advocacy on their behalf.

Compliance Analyst

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
February 20, 2020

CCLS seeks a Compliance Analyst that will work under the supervision of the Legal Director and will be responsible for program-wide compliance with Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) regulations and related CCLS policies

Clients Rights’ Advocate – Community Integration

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is looking for a Clients Rights’ Advocate for community integration to provide advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers. This position will focus primarily on the rights of people with developmental disabilities who live in or who are at risk of living in institutions or other restrictive settings, with an emphasis on the right of people to receive services and supports in the least restrictive environment.

Senior Attorney – Mental Health

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is looking for a Senior Attorney in the Mental Health Practice Group. To play a leading role in individual and systemic advocacy to protect the rights of people with mental health disabilities. The Senior Attorney works under the direct supervision of the Mental Health Practice Group senior staff and in collaboration with other Disability Rights California attorneys and advocates in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts.

Legal Secretary 1 – Bilingual

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is looking for a Legal Secretary to enhance the effectiveness of the legal advocacy staff by providing legal secretarial support as well as other administrative and technical support. Location: Ontario, CA

Supervising Attorney – Pathways to Work

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is looking for a Supervising Attorney to work under the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other staff in their legal, advocacy, and outreach efforts. The Supervising Attorney will handle their own caseload and also supervise and mentor up to 3 advocates and/or attorneys in their cases.

Assistant Clients Rights’ Advocate

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is seeking a Assistant Clients Rights’ Advocate to provide administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office and by provide basic information and advice to callers.

Advocate – Intake and Outreach

California StatewideDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is looking for an Advocate – Intake and Outreach to provide basic advocacy to people who have disabilities. The primary objectives are to manage requests for legal services through the intake line and DRC’s outreach efforts and to provide short term assistance and training to people who have questions about their disability related legal rights both on the phone and in the community.

Advocate – Pathways to Work

Northern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is looking for an Advocate – Pathways to Work, to share responsibilities with other legal advocacy staff to provide information, technical assistance, outreach and training to people and other stakeholders with disabilities under the direct mentor-ship of senior staff.

Legal Secretary 1

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
February 14, 2020

Disability Rights California (DRC) is looking for a Legal Secretary to enhance the effectiveness of the legal advocacy staff by providing legal secretarial support as well as other administrative and technical support. Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contract Attorney/J.D.

Bay AreaRoot & Rebound
February 13, 2020

Root & Rebound seeks a hardworking, self-motivated attorney or recent law school graduate with excellent legal research and writing skills to provide the Oakland Legal Team with support, specifically follow-up legal research and writing support for our legal clinics and reentry legal hotline, which serve people impacted by the criminal justice system across the state.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaHomeless Action Center (HAC)
February 11, 2020

Homeless Action Center (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.

Housing Attorney- San Francisco Office

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 11, 2020

BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our committed Housing Law practice group in San Francisco. Our housing attorneys focus on preserving tenancies for low-income and subsidized tenants in San Francisco.

Interpersonal Violence Prevention – Family Law Staff Attorney (San Francisco)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 11, 2020

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.

Economic Justice – Consumer Protection Staff Attorney

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
February 7, 2020

We are seeking an attorney to join our dynamic Consumer Law practice group and to support BayLegal’s mission. Our consumer law practice focuses on halting unfair and deceptive business practices in the area of consumer financial products and on protecting the rights of low-income consumers.