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Attorney – Pro Bono Project


Attorney –
 Pro Bono Project


Ron Olson Justice Center


$71,060-$77,599.30/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. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 150 employees, including more than 70 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

The Pro Bono Training Institute (PBTI) is an innovative online training program coordinated by LAFLA and One Justice. The goal of the Pro Bono Training Institute is to create a centralized and more efficient statewide legal services pro bono training system and to expand overall pro bono in the state by increasing pro bono access to trainings. PBTI collaborates with Legal Service Organizations experts (LSOs) in California to develop various pro bono substantive trainings on pbtraining.org and encourages its partners to use trainings to promote pro bono work. The Pro Bono Project Attorney will coordinate and develop online trainings for pro bono attorneys and volunteers. The Project Attorney will also work to maintain the overall PBTI technological operations.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney – Pro Bono Project.


  • Active membership in the California State Bar with minimum three years’ experience in legal services;
  • Understanding of the pro bono “systems” in California and locally;
  • Excellent writing, legal analytical, organizational, communication and oral presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive relations with diverse populations and work cooperatively and effectively with individuals at all levels;
  • Demonstrated experience as a self-starter, with a history of independently managing multiple projects;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail, and show initiative and manage time effectively;
  • Strong computer and technical problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and address problems efficiently;
  • Experience designing, developing and coordinating legal virtual trainings or educational curriculum;
  • Experience with virtual adult learning principles, digital technology used to facilitate learning, and visual communication and design;
  • Enthusiasm for technological innovation for expansion of legal services for low-income Californians and volunteers.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinate attorney trainers from the legal community to develop substantive pro bono legal trainings and resources;
  • Analyze and assess substantive legal content for consideration for PBTI training development;
  • Organize substantive law, legal procedure, strategy and practice tips into structural modules to develop and design online PowerPoint trainings, templates, manuals, and resource materials, taking into account recent innovations in legal adult learning techniques and technology innovations for the PBTI website and general pro bono needs;
  • Record and edit legal content and training curriculum, and upload virtual trainings on PBTI system platform;
  • Maintain pbtraining.org website, LMS platform and other related software to ensure efficiency in website performance, including content management, MCLE generation, data collection and metrics, and user access;
  • Review PBTI recorded trainings to identify changes in laws or procedures and coordinate updates to modules;
  • Work with One Justice manager and website contractor for continued PBTI maintenance, and to research and make recommendations for future improvements to website, content management, user experience, MCLE generation, and audio-visual training development process;
    • Draft content for PBTI training newsletters to reflect legal needs of pro bono attorneys;
    • Assist with coordinating and evaluating pro bono legal clinics and projects for engagement with volunteers;
    • Provide attorney perspective to help develop and implement internal pro bono systems and projects to ensure efficiency with volunteer recruitment, coordination, and reporting;

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume online to adminjobs@lafla.org. Include “Attorney-Pro Bono Project” in the subject line.

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

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.

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 company 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.