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 Meagan Clark at MClark@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.


Paralegal – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. This position will focus on assisting the attorneys and Eviction Defense Center workgroup provide tenants with the assistance needed to fight, defend, and preserve their homes.

Paralegal – Housing And Communities Workgroup, Subsidized Housing Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

Subsidized Housing Project: This is a new project consisting of one attorney and one paralegal to specifically work on subsidized housing issues. This person should be, or will become, a leader in this field. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal

Legal Secretary/Senior Legal Secretary

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Legal Secretary/Senior Legal Secretary.

Receptionist – Client Intake Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Receptionist.

Case Manager – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

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 step 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. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Case Manager.

Case Manager – Santa Monica Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA’s Santa Monica Workgroup is a community office assisting residents in the areas of housing, public benefits, and domestic violence and family advocacy. We often coordinate our advocacy with other non-profits, community-based organizations, and local government agencies to help our clients gain the best results through a holistic model of community advocacy. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Case Manager.

Fall Semester Law Clerk – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Fall Semester Law Clerk. The estimated time commitment is 10-12 weekly hours for at least 10 weeks. This position will focus on supporting legal clinics and workshops in collaboration with the Stay Housed Los Angeles program.

Law Clerk – Asian & Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 3, 2022

The Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project provides linguistically accessible, culturally intelligent, trauma-informed help to API clients in their preferred language, with access to all LAFLA services. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Law Clerk.

Aging and Disability Advocate- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

California StatewideCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
August 3, 2022

The Aging and Disability Advocate provides counseling and advocacy services to older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers, on Medi-Cal, Home and Community Based Services and long term care resident rights. The Advocate educates and empowers older and dependent adults who reside in long term care facilities, or who are seeking long term care services in the community.

Staff Attorney- California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

California StatewideCalifornia Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
August 3, 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.

Disability Benefits Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney (Full Time Position)

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
August 2, 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to join a groundbreaking project that positively impacts thousands of individuals in Los Angeles County each year. The attorney will focus on providing technical assistance to our primary partner (LA County Department of Health Services) and their staff on SSI, SSDI and CAPI (Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants) applications.

Grants and Contracts Manager

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

Reporting to the Chief Development 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. This position is currently on a hybrid work schedule.

Project Manager – Stay Housed L.A. Volunteer Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

Stay Housed LA Volunteer Pipeline Project is a new project that seeks to train and develop law students in eviction defense work and encourage them to pursue careers in legal aid. The project will focus on statewide outreach and education efforts to law students about the importance of housing justice, the impact these issues have on low-income people of color, and engage law students to volunteer with Stay Housed LA members on eviction prevention & defense matters.

Senior Grant Accountant

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Grant Accountant. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

Grants Data Coordinator

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Position: Grants Data Coordinator will serve as the data collection and reporting specialist for a specific portfolio of grants; will engage in compliance reporting, analyze grant data, support the Grants department with grant writing, look for new funding sources, coordinate grant audits and support special project initiatives. This position will also be responsible for pulling data out of LAFLA’s case management system. This position requires strong data analysis, excellent writing, and communications, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement.

Attorney – Housing And Communities, Small Business Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Housing and Communities Workgroup 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.

Attorney – Self-Help Legal Center Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Self-Help Legal Access Centers assist individuals who represent themselves (regardless of income or immigration status); and offers legal information, help with preparing court forms, and guidance on a variety of civil legal matters. They also provide referrals to private attorneys or legal services programs as needed.

Attorney – DOORS Reentry Project

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

ATTORNEY- DOORS Reentry Project position will provide legal assistance to reentry individuals. It will require working collaboratively with staff and volunteers to record clearing services to re-entry individuals. The position will also require services in a clinic setting including in a pre-clinic phase and a post-clinic phase.

Attorney – Restoring Communities Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The position will provide legal assistance to reentry individuals. It will require working collaboratively with staff and volunteers to record clearing services to re-entry individuals. The position will also require supervision of volunteers in a clinic setting including in a pre-clinic phase and a post-clinic phase.

Senior Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The ESWG assists workers in getting pay they are entitled to and to remove barriers to employment. The ESWG also provides services to consumers around debt issues, particularly student loans for those who become disabled or were victims of unscrupulous career or vocational school loan fraud.

Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Economic Stability Workgroup (ESWG) helps people obtain benefits to fulfill basic needs (food, shelter, medical care, and services to attain self-sufficiency); fights wage theft and denial of unemployment insurance benefits; and advises on wrongful terminations and discriminatory employment practices. ESWG also helps people who cannot afford to repay their student loans due to disability or who have attended for-profit colleges that engaged in predatory, deceptive, or illegal practices.

Attorney – Family Law Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Family Law Workgroup assists survivors of domestic violence with restraining order cases and other family law relief in connection with divorce, paternity, and custody and support matters. Assistance is provided through court-based domestic violence clinics, a domestic violence hotline, and a virtual family law clinic.

Attorney – Supporting Families Workgroup Immigration Concentration

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The immigration staff within the Supporting Families Workgroup assist and represent survivors of domestic violence, torture, human trafficking, and other serious abuse in removal proceedings and before USCIS and represent individuals before USCIS to become U.S. Citizens.

Attorney – Economic Stability Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Workgroup: The Economic Stability Workgroup (ESWG) helps people obtain benefits to fulfill basic needs (food, shelter, medical care, and services to attain self-sufficiency); fights wage theft and denial of unemployment insurance benefits; and advises on wrongful terminations and discriminatory employment practices.

Post Graduate Fellow – Eviction Defense Center

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Eviction Defense Center, created in 1983, is the first large-scale eviction defense program. Right to Counsel is a new project that brings much-needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities through the program Stay Housed L.A., in coordination with other legal service providers and tenant organizers. The EDC team fights to preserve, defend, and protect tenancies, and advocates for a Right to Counsel for all tenants.

Attorney – Eviction Defense Center (Multiple Positions)

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Project: Stay Housed L.A. is a new project to bring much-needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities and may be the first step towards a “Right to Counsel” for tenant eviction defense. LAFLA’s Eviction Defense Center, which supports Stay Housed L.A., will work in collaboration with other internal and external eviction defense projects as well as a multi-organizational coalition. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.

Paralegal – Supporting Families Workgroup

Southern CaliforniaLegal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
August 2, 2022

The Supporting Families Workgroup (SFWG) helps and represents survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in obtaining restraining orders, and orders for custody, dissolution, visitation, and support. It also assists and represents undocumented survivors of domestic violence, torture, human trafficking, and other serious abuse in removal proceedings and before USCIS; and helps and represents individuals before USCIS to become U.S. Citizens. LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.

Staff Attorney

Southern CaliforniaHarriett Buhai Center for Family Law
August 2, 2022

Whether new, mid-career, or highly experienced, you are encouraged to apply to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law to bring new meaning and purpose to your legal career. Apply your legal training and skills to help others without the means to afford counsel. Working at the Harriett Buhai Center allows you to make a positive impact every day. It will fuel your soul.

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Southern CaliforniaSan Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation
August 2, 2022

San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) is seeking a full-time Legal Assistant. The position is primarily funded through the Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, which targets cases involving critical legal issues that affect basic human needs such as housing, elder abuse, conservatorship, and guardianship.

HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION PROJECT LEGAL SECRETARY

RuralCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
July 28, 2022

Under attorney supervision, the legal secretary will be preliminarily assigned to CCLS’s Homelessness Prevention Project for rural Tulare County. The legal secretary will provide support to an attorney, paralegals, and an outreach worker focusing on a variety of legal issues specific to Homelessness Prevention in rural Tulare County.

Paralegal

California StatewideCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
July 28, 2022

CCLS seeks a full-time paralegal to work with the Homelessness Prevention Project. The ideal candidate will have experience with project management, working on a team, implementing outreach efforts, exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. The Homelessness Prevention Project Paralegal will assist the Managing Attorney in team coordination and implementation of the Project.

FISCAL OFFICER – OPERATIONS

Central ValleyCentral California Legal Services, Inc. (CCLS)
July 28, 2022

This position reports to the Director of Fiscal Services. Under immediate or general supervision, the Fiscal Officer performs a wide range of financial and fiscal services work including payroll preparation and control; monitoring payroll and personnel transactions; processes payroll forms authorizing payroll actions such as new employment, termination, and change of status transactions; accounting; billing and collection of receivables; processing and monitoring of payables; preparation of financial and statistical reports; administering inventory and asset schedules and tracking; document retention tracking and schedules; and performs related work as required.

Chief Program Officer

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
July 26, 2022

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (Law Foundation) seeks a strategic, adaptable, inclusive, and co-creative Chief Program Officer (CPO) to advance the Law Foundation’s innovative legal services work and systems change advocacy during a transformative phase of the Law Foundation’s evolution. The next CPO will build upon decades of exceptional progress toward the Law Foundation’s urgently relevant mission to achieve social justice in Santa Clara County through vigorous legal advocacy.

Communications Director

Bay AreaDisability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
July 26, 2022

The Communications Director coordinates and executes DREDF’s external and internal communications, working closely with our staff and leadership to advance our advocacy and development objectives.

Office Manager

Southern CaliforniaAsian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
July 26, 2022

Under the HR Manager, the Office Manager is responsible for managing administrative functions, maintaining common building areas, and supporting operations at the Los Angeles office. This position provides support to all staff members, visitors, tenants, and vendors. 

Paralegal (Housing)

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
July 11, 2022

The Paralegal will support the work of attorneys at the Law Foundation who represent tenants in eviction Court and other Court proceedings. The Paralegal will work in fast-paced environment, and will help manage the organization of physical and electronic case files, prepare legal documents for attorneys, may file documents, and will maintain a calendaring system for cases. The Paralegal may assist with other administrative duties, may help with interpretation, and may help with grant reporting. The ideal candidate will have a passion for social justice, be able to work with multiple individuals, and work in a fast-paced environment.

Directing Attorney, Health

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
July 11, 2022

The Directing Attorney will report to the Chief Program Officer and directly supervise the Health Program management team, including the two Supervising Attorneys. The Directing Attorney will also work closely with the Law Foundation’s management team to support the goals and operations of the entire organization, including implementation of the Strategic Plan.

Staff Attorney, Children and Youth

Bay AreaLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley
July 11, 2022

The Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY) program of the Law Foundation is seeking a staff attorney to represent youth through one or more of its projects. The casework will be in our immigration law practice. Responsibilities include advocacy on behalf of children and youth in seeking affirmative immigration relief primarily in the form of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). The staff attorney will also participate in community outreach such as know your rights presentations and tabling events. They will engage in systemic advocacy both locally and at the state and national level to influence policy impacting immigrant youth and families. Additionally, the staff attorney will work with the Public Defender’s office for clients with criminal and Juvenile Justice cases. Experience working with diverse populations of youth on legal matters is desired.

Fellowship Opportunity- Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Bay AreaLawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF)
July 8, 2022

Consider applying to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. LCCRSF is interested in sponsoring applicants for fellowships, including Skadden, Justice Catalyst, and Equal Justice Works, for the 2023-2025 cycle (applications due in fall 2022).

Thurgood Marshall Fellow- Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Bay AreaLawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF)
July 8, 2022

Are you a newly-minted civil rights attorney looking for cutting-edge direct services and impact litigation work? If so, we invite you to consider joining our team at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF). At LCCRSF, we run an integrated advocacy team where we build campaigns that combine direct services, impact litigation, and political advocacy to protect and promote civil rights. Our civil rights work seeks to build power for communities of color, low-income people, immigrants, and refugees in the Bay Area and throughout California.

Associate/Trial Attorney- BASTA

Southern California – July 8, 2022

BASTA seeks several candidates as part of our post-pandemic, large-scale expansion. BASTA attorneys are generally assigned to mass action litigation teams and carry an individual eviction defense caseload too. The ideal candidates should be: highly motivated, able to multi-task, comfortable communicating directly with clients, and ready to work hard. At BASTA, we apply some of the highest standards in the tenants’ rights field of law and compensate accordingly within the practice area, including a generous merit-based bonus program and financial assistance to purchase a home.

Director of Human Resources (Full-Time)

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
July 8, 2022

The Director of Human Resources will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy.

Supervising Attorney of Tenant Defense Project (TDP) (Full-Time)

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
July 8, 2022

ICLC seeks a talented, full-time Supervising Attorney to join the leadership of the Tenant Defense Project (TDP) team. Our team is part of the groundbreaking Right to Counsel Coalition and Countywide Stay Housed initiative that brings together more than 20 legal service providers and community-based organizations to prevent homelessness by defending homes. Co-Directors, one overseeing legal matters and one administrative matters, lead the TDP team. This position reports to the legal Co-Director.

Directing Attorney of Benefits Advocacy Team (Full-Time)

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
July 8, 2022

ICLC seeks a dynamic manager and attorney to lead a legal services program focused on increasing disability benefits access for individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness across Los Angeles County.

Staff Attorney Tenant Defense Project (TDP) (Full-Time)

Southern CaliforniaInner City Law Center (ICLC)
July 8, 2022

ICLC seeks dynamic attorneys who are passionate about justice and combatting homelessness to join ICLC’s fight to end homelessness by applying for the Staff Attorney position with ICLC’s Tenant Defense Project (TDP). The Staff Attorney will carry a caseload of eviction defense (unlawful detainer) cases and help expand our tenant defense work.

Staff Attorney

Northern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
July 6, 2022

Reporting to the Directing Attorney or Program Legal Director, 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.

Staff Attorney

Northern CaliforniaCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)
July 6, 2022

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.

Assistant Clients’ Right Advocate 1-Bilingual

Bay AreaDisability Rights California (DRC)
July 6, 2022

The ACRA assists and advocates for people with developmental disabilities who are regional center clients, including people who reside in state developmental centers and community facilities. The ACRA is primarily responsible for clerical and administrative support for the office, which provides information, advice, and representation on a wide range of legal topics impacting people who receive regional center services. Examples are special education, Social Security, IHSS, healthcare and insurance, and living in the community.

Assistant Clients’ Right Advocate 1

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
July 6, 2022

The ACRA assists and advocates for people with developmental disabilities who are regional center clients, including people who reside in state developmental centers and community facilities. The ACRA is primarily responsible for clerical and administrative support for the office, which provides information, advice, and representation on a wide range of legal topics impacting people who receive regional center services. Examples are special education, Social Security, IHSS, healthcare and insurance, and living in the community.

Patients’ Rights Advocate

Southern CaliforniaDisability Rights California (DRC)
July 6, 2022

The Patients’ Rights Advocate (PRA) provides advocacy services to, and investigates complaints regarding abuse and denials of rights of, state hospital patients, provides trainings to both the hospital staff and residents, and represents patients at hearings on site involving involuntary medication or at other due process hearings.