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.


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.

Supervising Attorney – Housing (Affirmative Litigation/Policy)

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
February 4, 2020

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Supervising Attorney for its Housing Department, focused on supervising its affirmative litigation and policy work.

Staff Attorney – Housing

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
February 4, 2020

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Attorney for its Housing Department. As a part of the Law Foundation’s Strategic Plan, the Law Foundation is currently focusing on redesigning our Housing Department and how to best provide housing legal services to the community.

Community Worker – Housing

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
January 31, 2020

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time bilingual Community Worker for its Housing Department. The Housing Department works to incorporate community lawyering and other race equity tools into its work to provide the best possible housing services to our community.

Vice President, Legal Programs

Southern CaliforniaBet Tzedek Legal Services
January 27, 2020

Bet Tzedek is seeking a dynamic, creative, and collaborative individual with significant legal and management experience to lead the agency’s legal department.

Executive Director

Bay AreaContra Costa Senior Legal Services (CCSLS)
January 27, 2020

CCSLS is seeking a proven leader with a passion for helping seniors, excellent legal, fundraising and management skills who can guide this longstanding organization to the next phases of its growth and impact.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaFamily Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
January 21, 2020

FVAP is seeking a full-time attorney to join our exceptional and dynamic staff in our Oakland, California office. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds. FVAP’s clientele is extremely diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations. The ideal candidate will bring skills and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these diverse populations adeptly in the context of domestic violence and appellate litigation.

Seniors/Consumer Law Staff Attorney

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

Central California Legal Services (CCLS) seeks a Seniors/Consumer Law Staff Attorney. This position provides services to eligible seniors and dependent adults in a variety of legal areas.

Executive Director

Southern CaliforniaWestern Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP)
January 21, 2020

The Western Center on Law and Poverty invites applications and nominations for a new Executive Director to build on the strong existing foundation and sound strategic plan, inspire new partnerships and champions, and help lift the organization to a new level of impact in the coming decade.

Staff Attorney: Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Staff Attorney for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). The Staff Attorney will be a part of a team participating in a new program that will focus on partnering with community-based organizations and tenants to fight back against unlawful housing practices by providing legal support and direct legal services.

Staff Attorney: Housing/Re-entry/Benefits

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Staff Attorney for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). This position is part of an innovative new program that focuses on delivering trauma-informed, wrap-around legal services to people experiencing homelessness and those at imminent risk of homelessness.

Directing Attorney: Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Directing Attorney for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). The HPLP Directing Attorney will manage a dynamic and growing team of advocates, including attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff, in the delivery of legal services, policy advocacy, and litigation.

Paralegal: Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Southern CaliforniaPublic Counsel
January 21, 2020

Public Counsel seeks a Paralegal for its Homeless Prevention Law Project (HPLP). The Paralegal will be a part of a team participating in a new program that will focus on partnering with community-based organizations and tenants to fight back against unlawful housing practices by providing legal support and direct legal services.

Paralegal/Legal Services Advocate

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
January 21, 2020

MHAS seeks to hire a full-time Paralegal/Legal Services Advocate to support MHAS’ provision of legal services to children and adults with mental health disabilities.

Director of Legal Services

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
January 21, 2020

MHAS seeks a dynamic and strategic individual to serve as MHAS’ Director of Legal Services, responsible for overseeing the organization’s provision of legal services to children and adults with mental health disabilities.

Paralegal and Program Administrator

Southern CaliforniaUCLA School of Law
January 21, 2020

The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic Paralegal and Program Administrator capable of providing a high-level of support to the directors of the Veterans Legal Clinic and students of an exciting and newly established Veterans Legal Services Clinical Program.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaMental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS)
January 21, 2020

MHAS seeks to hire a full-time Staff Attorney with prior public interest legal experience to provide legal services to individuals with mental health disabilities. The ideal candidate will be expected to respond quickly to intakes in a wide range of subject areas including housing, public benefits, and other legal issues related to clients’ mental health disabilities.

Program Associate

Bay AreaFamily Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
January 21, 2020

FVAP is seeking a Program Associate to join our exceptional and dynamic team in Oakland, California, for a significant role in support of social justice. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds. FVAP’s clientele is very diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations. The ideal candidate will bring unique skills and experiences that help the candidate support our legal program work in service of these diverse populations.

MLCP-LA Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaNeighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)
January 14, 2020

NLSLA is seeking multiple staff attorneys to join its growing and innovative MLCP-LA team. These new team members will play a key role in the delivery and coordination of co-located and telephonic services to vulnerable patients within DHS clinical sites. MLCP-LA aims to demonstrate how the close partnership between healthcare and legal services providers can improve health outcomes for patients facing poverty, illness, substance use disorders, and other systemic barriers impacting the social determinants of health.

Staff Attorney

Bay AreaHomeless Action Center (HAC)
January 13, 2020

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.

Bilingual (Spanish) Immigration Staff Attorney – ORR Detention Representation

Northern CaliforniaLegal Services for Children (LSC)
January 13, 2020

LSC seeks an attorney to represent children detained in Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”) custody in immigration proceedings. If clients are released locally or transferred to ICE detention after turning 18, representation continues beyond ORR detention. Clients are primarily monolingual Spanish speakers.

Migrant Staff Attorney – Housing Specialist

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Migrant 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.

Staff Attorney (Migrant Unit) – Salinas

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) seeks a Staff Attorney for its Migrant Unit. The Staff Attorney provides Provides legal service to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies.

Directing Attorney – Coachella

Southern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

Reporting to the Regional Director of Advocacy, the CRLA Directing Attorney is responsible for the overall provision of legal services to the low-income client community in the service area and the day to day operations of the local field office. This includes supervising, training and motivating local office staff to provide the highest quality legal services in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.

Staff Attorney (CEI Program) – Modesto

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

The CEI Staff Attorney will work with the Program Director and staff to develop and implement a comprehensive legal advocacy strategy to ensure equitable access to infrastructure and services in the northern San Joaquin Valley, particularly in Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities.

Staff Attorney – Housing Specialist

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) seeks a Staff Attorney. This position provides legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low-income clients in housing matters.

Community Worker (Migrant Unit) – Stockton

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

The Community Worker will report to the Directing Attorney and will be supporting the Migrant Unit through initial screenings for eligibility, interview to determine the nature of the legal problem/s and to identify the type of legal assistance being sought by the applicants. They will also engage in field inspections and conducting regular community education and outreach.

Staff Attorney (PROJECT imPACT)

Southern CaliforniaNeighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA)
January 9, 2020

NLSLA is seeking a Staff Attorney for Project imPACT, a new innovative city of Los Angeles program geared towards increasing opportunities for justice-involved individuals to access employment, housing, legal services and other resources through the elimination of legal barriers resulting from prior contacts with the justice system.

Staff Attorney – Housing Specialist (Stockton Basic)

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

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.

2020 Census Community Worker

Central ValleyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
January 9, 2020

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) seeks a Census Community Worker to promote awareness about the 2020 Census

Manager of Institutional Giving

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is looking for a Manager of Institutional Giving; who will be responsible for CLSEPA’s institutional giving portfolio, including foundation, corporate, government, and other organization partners. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, this position is responsible for oversight and management of grant proposals and reports and related duties; solicitation of corporate and law firm sponsorships; and identification of new funding sources. As an integral member of the Development team, the Manager of Institutional Giving helps in strategy development, and in implementation of the annual gala, as well as in other fundraising, communications, and partnership activities of the department. This position is an excellent match for a candidate who is passionate about social justice.