All LAFLA offices will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
Our Self-Help Centers and Domestic Violence Clinics will remain open. For more information on available services click here.
Todas las oficinas de LAFLA estarán cerradas desde el viernes 22 de diciembre del 2023 hasta el lunes 1 de enero del 2024. Nuestras oficinas reabrirán el martes 2 de enero del 2024.
Nuestros Centros de Acceso Legal de Autoayuda y Clínicas de Violencia Doméstica permanecerán abiertos. Para obtener más información sobre los servicios disponibles, haga clic aquí.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) seeks diverse and dynamic applicants for a 24-month, full-time attorney position at LAFLA as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Crime Victims Advocacy Program.
LAFLA has been competitively selected by Equal Justice Works as an implementing partner of Equal Justice Works’ Crime Victims Advocacy Program (CVAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
LAFLA provides free, high-quality legal services to more than 100,000 people living in poverty across Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA’s unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the forefront of change and on the front lines in vulnerable communities. LAFLA’s mission is to achieve equal justice for people living in poverty across Greater Los Angeles, including nearly 81,000 Long Beach residents. LAFLA’s expert attorneys, paralegals, and support staff change lives through direct representation, counsel and advice, referrals, and community education. LAFLA strives to promote safety, security, and health; support families; preserve quality, affordable housing; maintain economic stability; protect human and civil rights; and address issues of racial justice and equity.
Despite the significant expansion of victim assistance services and resources in recent years, access to high-quality civil legal services and victims’ rights enforcement remains limited, especially for Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) and other individuals from communities with high levels of disinvestment.
The Crime Victims Advocacy Program will increase legal assistance to crime victims in BIPOC communities by mobilizing and training a network of 21 committed attorney Fellows and 21 law student Fellows who will serve at selected host organizations across the country, expanding the capacity of participating host organizations to provide legal assistance to victims of crime in BIPOC communities and communities with high levels of disinvestment, through the provision of civil legal assistance and victims’ rights enforcement.
Equal Justice Works Fellowship
An Equal Justice Works fellowship is an opportunity to transform your passion for justice into a career. As a Fellow, you will be part of a prestigious cohort of attorneys hosted by legal services organizations across the United States.
As a Fellow, you will develop experience and skills to be a social justice leader while contributing to a broader community of practice.
PLEASE NOTE: Fellows must commit to fulfilling the twenty-four-month fellowship and will sign a Fellowship Agreement with Equal Justice Works.
The ideal candidate for this fellowship possesses:
How to Apply: Please apply online at apply online at: https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/crime-victims-advocacy-program-fellowship-application/.
An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
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Vaccination Policy and Covid-19 Protocols: LAFLA requires all staff, including new hires, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and have received at least one COVID-19 booster shot. If hired, all employees must present proof of vaccination by their start date.
Application Deadline: Applications must be received no later than July 1, 2023. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.
The Crime Victims Advocacy Program (CVAP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Award Number 15POVC-22-GK-01116-NONF and authorized under 34 U.S.C. §20103(c)(1)(A) and (c)(3)(E).
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.