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 Erika Howard at EHoward@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.


IT Director

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 4, 2022

Working passionately towards access to justice since 1974, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a hands-on IT Director. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director will provide support and guidance for all levels of the agency in the full range of IT, including but not limited to overseeing technical infrastructure within the organization, determining business requirements for IT systems, eliminating security risks and working closely with a managed service provider to support IT help desk requests.

Health Legal/Policy Assistant and Contract Coordinator

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 4, 2022

The Health Legal/Policy Assistant and Contract Coordinator is a full-time position that reports to the Health Directing Attorney and supervisors. This position is the primary administrative and paralegal support for the program, requiring general computer, office and analytical skills.

HR Manager

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
April 4, 2022

Working passionately towards access to justice since 1974, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a hands-on Human Resources Manager. Reporting to the Human Resources Director, the Manager will provide support and guidance for all levels of the agency in the full range of HR, with a focus on recruitment, retention and the employee lifecycle.

Operations Director

Bay AreaDisability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
April 1, 2022

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is seeking a full-time (.80 to 1.0 FTE) Operations Director. The position requires a love of organization, attention to detail, and strong time management. The Organization Director’s responsibilities will fall into the areas of human resources, facilities, technology, and general operations.

Staff Attorney

California StatewideCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
April 1, 2022

The staff attorney is part of CANHR’s team of attorneys and advocates who provide direct client service and craft statewide consumer protection policies to improve long-term care. The staff attorney will assist consumers in navigating the justice system and connections to resources they need to achieve remedies when injured or neglected, or where there has been financial abuse. The staff attorney will assist in developing and implementing CANHR’s various training programs, and provide continuing education to private-bar attorneys, legal services programs, consumers, elder services providers, and government entities. This position works with the CANHR team to advocate at the federal, state and local level on issues related to long term care and elder justice issues, makes policy recommendations to state agencies, and pursues advocacy options for consumers.

Staff Attorney, Small Businesses

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
April 1, 2022

As part of Bet Tzedek’s partnership with Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Public Counsel, we will provide legal education, advice, and representation to small businesses located in Los Angeles County on a range of transactional issues, including real estate, entity formation, IP protection, labor law, and liability mitigation. Bet Tzedek is seeking a staff attorney that will assist small business owners with their business-related legal issues as they seek to start, maintain, or grow their business.

Staff Attorney II, Small Businesses

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
April 1, 2022

Following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which severely impacted small businesses, Bet Tzedek substantially ramped up its Small Business Development Program and developed many new partnerships with community organizations and government offices to further expand our reach. As part of Bet Tzedek’s partnership with Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Public Counsel, we will provide legal education, advice, and representation to small businesses located in Los Angeles County on a range of transactional issues, including real estate, entity formation, IP protection, labor law, and liability mitigation. Bet Tzedek is seeking a staff attorney that will assist small business owners with their business-related legal issues as they seek to start, maintain, or grow their business.

Paralegal II, Small Businesses

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
April 1, 2022

As part of Bet Tzedek’s partnership with Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) and Public Counsel, we will provide legal education, advice, and representation to small businesses located in Los Angeles County on a range of transactional issues, including real estate, entity formation, IP protection, labor law, and liability mitigation. Bet Tzedek is seeking a paralegal that will assist small business owners with their business-related legal issues as they seek to start, maintain, or grow their business.

Court Staff Attorney II

Bay Area – April 1, 2022

The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, is seeking qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Court Staff Attorney II – Superior Court of California. The incumbent will perform a wide variety of legal research duties, primarily for the Civil Law and Motion Calendar.

Dependency Staff Attorney

Bay Area – April 1, 2022

We are looking for a full-time attorney to join our dynamic team working in a fast-paced client driven environment. The Attorney will represent children at all stages of juvenile dependency proceedings. The Attorney will be in court frequently and have regular client contact. Attorney responsibilities include client interviews/home visits; providing ongoing evaluation and investigation of cases; preparing for and participating in all hearings; participating in mediations, Child & Family Team meetings, and other alternative dispute resolution efforts.

Project Attorney, Domestic Violence Legal Services

Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles County Bar Association Counsel For Justice (LACBA)
April 1, 2022

The LACBA Counsel for Justice Domestic Violence Legal Services Project (DVP) seeks a project attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. The DVP courthouse clinic provides access to justice for litigants in restraining order cases by offering legal information, help preparing and filing court forms, and referrals to other critical services. DVP services are provided through a team of volunteer attorneys, law students and other community members working one-on-one with litigants in the LA Superior Courthouse.

IT Applications Administrator

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal seeks an experienced IT Applications Administrator .

IT Tech Support Specialist (Oakland)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal has an exciting opening for an experienced and enthusiastic professional to serve as our IT Tech Support Specialist. BayLegal is committed to being at the forefront of leveraging technology to enhance legal services for low-income communities in the Bay Area. The IT Tech Support Specialist will be primarily responsible for desktop support and ensuring that tech trouble tickets submitted by staff receive timely responses.

Economic Justice Staff Attorney, SSI/Disability (Temporary)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to the public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Alameda County Regional Office. The COVID-19 public health and economic crisis has made civil legal services ever more critical to help individuals and families avoid homelessness and to provide opportunities for stability and self-sufficiency. This position provides the opportunity to address a range of issues facing low-income individuals, with a focus on economic justice and access to public benefits, including primarily eligibility for Social Security disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).

Health Consumer Center Attorney (Temporary)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal seeks a Temporary Staff Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest, social justice advocacy, and health care access. This position is based in our Oakland/San Jose office serving clients throughout seven counties in the Bay Area.

Supervising Attorney, SSI/Disability (Alameda County)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to be a Supervising Attorney for our Alameda County SSI Advocacy Team. The Supervising Attorney, in coordination with the Managing Attorney and other Supervising Attorneys, is responsible for supervising 4 to 5 attorneys, ensuring high quality legal services for clients with SSI and SSDI, CAPI, and other public benefits matters. The Supervising Attorney is involved in community and partner engagement, advocacy, outreach, and training.

Supervising Attorney, SSI/Disability (SF)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to be Supervising Attorney for our San Francisco SSI Advocacy Team. The Supervising Attorney is responsible for supervising the legal work of 5 attorneys and the day-to-day work of 2 social workers, ensuring high quality legal services for clients with SSI and SSDI, CAPI, and other public benefits claims. The Supervising Attorney is the lead for community and partner engagement, and is expected to go out to intakes, client meetings, and partner meetings throughout the city, including homeless shelters, and supervise the team’s out-stationed work.

Economic Justice Staff Attorney (East Bay)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Economic Justice team. The person in this position will work towards addressing the homelessness crisis by helping low-income residents of Alameda and Contra Costa counties get or maintain income supports through access to public benefits programs, including CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance, including access to these programs homeless prevention supports. This position provides an opportunity to further equity and economic justice in our communities by addressing a range of issues facing low-income individuals in accessing programs, including individual and systemic barriers.

Grants & Contracts Officer (Oakland)

Bay AreaBay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal)
April 1, 2022

BayLegal seeks a Grants & Contracts Officer with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to be a member of our Grants & Contracts team.

Litigation Staff Attorney

Bay AreaEviction Defense Collaborative
March 30, 2022

The Litigation Staff Attorney (Attorney) will provide full scope representation to tenants in eviction matters. Because we strive to be barrier-free and client-centered, the position requires individuals who truly enjoy working with people; have the skills and capacity to respond in an empathetic and respectful way to clients who are often in crisis; and can work effectively in a collegial and fast paced environment.

Chief Program Officer

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
March 28, 2022

Inner City Law Center seeks a talented, dynamic, and creative Chief Program Officer to lead our efforts to end homelessness in Los Angeles. ICLC is a nonprofit, poverty-law firm located in the Skid Row neighborhood of Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC’s 100+ staff and 500+ volunteers fight for housing justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, and homeless veterans.

Staff Attorney (Imperial County and San Diego)

Southern CaliforniaElder Law & Advocacy
March 28, 2022

ELDER LAW & ADVOCACY seeks a staff attorney for its Imperial County and San Diego offices. The position is based in Imperial County, and offers an opportunity to work on a variety of civil legal services cases. The Imperial County office is located in the Superior Court in the City of El Centro.

Senior or Managing Attorney, Immigration Program

Bay AreaCommunity Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
March 28, 2022

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto has one open position and we will be hiring either a Managing Attorney or a Senior Attorney, depending on the candidates that apply. The application deadline is April 20.

Training and Pro Bono Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
March 28, 2022

Are you passionate about access to justice? Do you want to help train legal aid attorneys so they can be better prepared to represent their clients? Do you love working with people who like to help others? Apply for our Training and Pro Bono Coordinator position! You’ll plan trainings for 1,500+ legal aid attorneys and advocates across the state who represent tenants, people seeking restraining orders, and workers seeking wages stolen by their employers. You’ll also recruit and train law students to provide online legal information to people who are in crisis and need legal help. One person – you – can make a huge difference at LAAC.

Attorney, Rules and Projects Unit

California Statewide – March 23, 2022

Legal Services is currently searching for an attorney to join its dynamic law office made up of a highly skilled workforce that provides legal support to judicial branch clients on challenging, varied, and significant legal issues. This attorney will support the two main functions of the office, house counsel and rules and projects, by providing primary support to the Rules and Project Unit.

Paralegal, Eviction Defense

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
March 23, 2022

The Paralegal will support ICLC’s participation in the Statewide Eviction Defense Tool and Support Project, a collaborative program among ICLC, the Debt Collective, and the Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability. A key component of the project is the Tenant Power Toolkit, an innovative, web-based tool that allows California tenants to prepare and file answers and other initial documents in their eviction cases before they secure legal representation.

Staff Attorney, Children’s Rights

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
March 18, 2022

The Children’s Rights Project (CRP) serves children, youth, and their families on a variety of legal issues, including education, probate legal guardianship, public benefits, adoption, and issues affecting transition age youth. The Adoptions team is part of the larger Children’s Rights Project. The Adoptions team works with pro bono attorneys and volunteers to represent caregivers adopting children from the Los Angeles County foster care system.

Placement Assistant, Community Development

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
March 18, 2022

CDP seeks an efficient, motivated and detail-oriented Placement Assistant with a genuine desire, interest, and passion for strengthening Los Angeles’ nonprofit and small business infrastructure.

Communications Specialist

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
March 18, 2022

Public Counsel seeks an innovative and talented Communications Specialist to create compelling content and develop effective communications strategies to advance the organization’s mission and values. The Communications Specialist will help expand the organization’s presence on its online platforms and social media channels and will help develop effective messaging and communications strategies for Public Counsel’s direct services, advocacy campaigns, and civil rights litigation.

Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children
March 18, 2022

LSC seeks an attorney to provide consultation and counsel to children detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) custody in immigration proceedings. In cases where representation is initiated in detention and clients are released locally or transferred to ICE detention after turning 18, representation continues beyond ORR detention. Clients are primarily monolingual Spanish speakers with many youth speaking Indigenous languages from Mexico and Guatemala as well. We welcome applicants at all levels and provide opportunities for training and leadership.

Intake & Outreach Coordinator

Bay AreaLegal Services for Children
March 18, 2022

The Intake and Outreach Coordinator will: Under direction of the Legal Director, provide intake and outreach support for the organization by managing various aspects of our intake line(warm-line) and be the first line of contact for community partners and outreach efforts.

(Senior) Staff Attorney, Disability Benefits

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
March 17, 2022

ICLC is seeking a talented, full-time Attorney to represent vulnerable clients in SSI, SSDI, and CAPI disability establishment hearings. The Attorney will join an exciting county-wide project that is developing best practices in SSI/SSDI representation. The Disability Benefits Hearing Program is part of a larger team that also provides technical assistance to partner agencies on disability benefits applications for individuals who are homeless throughout Los Angeles County.

Consumer & Bankruptcy Supervising Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
March 15, 2022

This is a full time Supervising Staff Attorney position for an attorney with 10-15 years of bankruptcy and consumer law experience. Public Counsel’s Consumer Rights & Economic Justice (“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.

Workplace Justice Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
March 15, 2022

Public Counsel seeks to hire an experienced 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. Currently, WGR is the only legal aid organization in the Los Angeles area that represents students and workers in civil rights claims involving sex discrimination and sexual harassment/assault.

Attorney, Impact Litigation and Access to Housing

Elder Law and Disability Rights Center
March 15, 2022

Elder Law and Disability Rights Center, a non-profit law firm (ELDR), seeks a full-time (35 hr/wk) staff attorney to join its team. The right person is passionate about closing the justice gap through free and low-cost legal services, excited to learn and grow professionally, and prepared to work creatively and adapt to the dynamic nature of a small firm.

Litigation Director, Impact Litigation

Southern CaliforniaAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 15, 2022

The Litigation Director leads the development, execution, and evaluation of Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AJ-LA) impact litigation practice, overseeing AJ-LA’s 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-LA’s services and available resources, both within and outside of the organization. The Litigation Director acts as AJ-LA’s spokesperson for all litigation matters. The pay range is $90,490 – $128,949 per year.

Staff Attorney, SAFE Project

Southern CaliforniaAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 15, 2022

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. The pay range is between $60,724 to $86,532.

Staff Attorney, Home Preservation

Southern CaliforniaAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 15, 2022

Under the direction of the Program Director of Home Preservation, the Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and aiding in home preservation including eviction defense and housing issues. The Staff Attorney meets with and advises clients of legal rights and issues, conducts legal research and writing, provides community education, and represents client in eviction process. Substantive work is also done in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Program (ALLIP). The pay range is between $60,736 to $86,532.

Staff Attorney, Immigration (L.A.)

Southern CaliforniaAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 15, 2022

Reporting to the Immigration Project Director, the Staff Attorney works directly on complex immigration cases, including on immigration cases dealing with victims of crimes (U, VAWA, T visas), and removal defense cases, provides technical support and capacity building to other nonprofit organizations on immigration, and staffs evening and weekend workshops. Primary duties assigned to the staff attorney include, but are not limited to, providing direct application assistance in complex immigration cases, providing legal representation for diverse clients with complex immigration cases before USCIS and Immigration Court, including appeals and habeas petitions, and conducting immigration trainings for other CBOs and partner agencies.

Staff Attorney, Immigration (O.C.)

Southern CaliforniaAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 15, 2022

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, Impact Litigation (L.A.)

Southern CaliforniaAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
March 15, 2022

As part of Advancing Justice Los Angeles Impact Litigation program and under the direction of the Supervising Attorney, the Staff Attorney is responsible for performing client counseling and representation duties. The Staff Attorney meets and advises clients of legal rights and issues; conducts legal research, writing, and litigates on behalf of injured clients. These activities are expected to include client interviews, meeting with community partners to collaborate on responding to issues, investigating cases, preparing for action, participating in arbitration, preparing court filings, appearing in court or before administrative agents, and performing other legal advocacy as needed.

Supervising Attorney, Consumer Law Unit

Southern CaliforniaPublic Law Center
March 15, 2022

PLC’s Consumer Law Unit provides high quality direct legal representation, in addition to coordinating and supervising pro bono representation in the following areas: debt collection defense, student loans, identity theft, bankruptcy, predatory lending, and home equity scams. The Unit conducts courthouse based legal clinics in the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts. The Consumer Unit also operates PLC’s Elder Justice Project, working with older adults in Orange County to prevent and recover from elder financial abuse.

Bilingual Legal Assistant

Bay AreaLegal Aid of Marin
March 15, 2022

Legal Aid of Marin (LAM) is a growing, team-oriented office of thirteen staff members. Our successes include recovering wages for immigrant workers, advocating for and enforcing renter protections, protecting seniors from elder financial abuse, restoring driver’s licenses and eliminating fines through the Marin Community Court program, and more. Our staff works collaboratively, emphasizing community outreach in partnership with trusted service centers around the County. We practice community lawyering to serve Marin residents’ civil legal needs.

Senior Attorney, Employment Law

Bay AreaLegal Aid of Marin
March 15, 2022

We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to represent traditionally underserved populations, including persons who are homeless, have disabilities, and/or low-income, minority, senior, and immigrant clients. The staff attorney will independently manage a caseload in the area of employment law and in other areas of law as needed, including housing and civil rights.

Pro Bono Staff Attorney, Housing Unit

Southern CaliforniaCommunity Legal Aid SoCal
March 15, 2022

The Pro Bono Housing Staff Attorney will work as a member of the housing team, in collaboration with Pro Bono team, to coordinate and mentor pro bono services for low-income and senior tenants who are facing eviction. This full-time exempt position reports to the Supervising Attorney.   

Senior Managing Director, Legal Advocacy

NationalNational Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
March 15, 2022

Through strategy development and leadership, the Senior Managing Director, Legal Advocacy, will contribute to NCYL’s litigation across multiple issue areas and jurisdictions, including state and federal court. This a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming the systems that impact the well-being of children, youth, and communities.

Managing Director, Legal Advocacy

NationalNational Center for Youth Law (NCYL)
March 15, 2022

NCYL seeks a Managing Director, Legal Advocacy, to contribute to NCYL’s litigation across multiple issue areas and help manage litigation on a number of children’s rights and civil rights issues in many jurisdictions, including state and federal court. This a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming the systems that impact the well-being of children, youth, and communities.

Staff Attorney, Stay Housed Program

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
March 15, 2022

MHAS seeks to hire an attorney to serve low-income tenants with mental health disabilities referred to MHAS from the Stay Housed L.A. partnership. Through this project, MHAS will provide legal advocacy for vulnerable clients to ensure they have the information and support needed to exercise their rights and remain safely in their homes. This position will focus on homelessness prevention, providing direct representation to clients in conflicts with landlords, housing authorities, and non-profit housing and service providers, including pre-eviction legal services, and legal services to improve habitability and ensure receipt of income or benefits to improve housing stability. This position will not provide eviction defense representation in court.

Associate Position

Bay Area – March 8, 2022

The Dale Law Firm is a small, boutique law firm in Contra Costa County specializing in trust and estate planning for persons with disabilities and their families with a heavy emphasis on the establishment and management of both self-settled and 3rd party supplemental needs trusts. We are looking for a full-time Associate Attorney to join our team in our Pacheco (Martinez) office, with flexible remote work hours available. The ideal candidate is someone with a commitment to serving persons with disabilities and their families, who has some familiarity with public benefits for persons with disabilities, and who is looking for a long-term position in a rewarding area of the law. Fluency is Spanish would be a plus but is not required.

Directing Attorney

Southern California – March 3, 2022

CLC is seeking a dynamic manager and attorney to lead a new legal services program focused on preventing young families from entering the child welfare system. The program will serve young adults who are former foster youth/were previously involved with the child welfare system as children and are now parents at risk of their own children entering the system.