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Attorney – Medical Legal Partnership


Attorney –
 Attorney – Medical Legal Partnership


Ron Olson Justice Center


$74,257.70k – $77,599.30k/ annually DOE, with excellent benefits



Application Deadline:

Continuous until position is filled.

About the Position:

Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Celebrating 95 years of service to Los Angeles communities, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 200 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.

Our on-site Medical Legal Partnerships work with healthcare professionals to identify and help patients reach their optimal health. MLP attorneys and paralegals holistically advocate on behalf of patients in substantive legal areas impacting the social determinants of health such as housing, family law, immigration, public benefits, and re-entry.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney – Medical Legal Partnership.


• Active membership in the California State Bar, with two to three years of experience;
• Substantive knowledge of housing, family law, immigration law, re-entry work, and/or government benefits preferred;
• Ability to work effectively with hospital personnel, staff, volunteers, students, attorneys, and community members;
• Demonstrated ability to function professionally and effectively within a highly stressful environment;
• Excellent written and verbal communication;
• Experience with diverse client population;
• Experience handling a variety of legal matters impacting poor and low-income populations;
• Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0-hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and workweeks more than 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate; and
• Ability to bring a race equity lens to the work.

Examples of Duties:

• Work effectively with medical personnel and in a medical environment to address the social determinants of health;
• Provide individual client assistance, policy advocacy, and work closely with community organizations;
• Handle caseload, counsel and advise clients on their legal rights, conduct legal research and writing and represent clients in court;
• Coordinate and conduct community education and outreach at community forums, continuing legal education seminars, and medical clinics;
• Assume general administrative responsibilities including grant compliance, timekeeping, and case management;
• Advocacy may include civil litigation, administrative hearings, policy in substantive legal areas, and/or other issues affecting poverty communities; and other duties as assigned;
• Contribute to the organization’s DEI plan and goals (via surveys, interviews, etc), supporting all DEI initiatives and helping to promote inclusion in a thoughtful way;
• To view LAFLA’s Commitment to DEI, please go to https://lafla.org/who-we-are/diversity-equity-inclusion-justice-at-lafla/

How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume online to spwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Attorney – Medical Legal Partnership” in the subject line.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A one-year introductory period will be required.

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.

The organization is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact humanresources@lafla.org.

Benefits & Compensation

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. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.