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Attorney – Survivor and Family Justice Workgroup


Attorney –
 Attorney – Survivor and Family Justice Workgroup




$74,257.70k – $ 81,091.26k/ 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.

The Workgroup: The Survivor and Family Justice Workgroup assists survivors of domestic violence with restraining order and family law matters in Los Angeles County. Attorneys work with clients through direct representation, court-based domestic violence clinics, community domestic violence clinics, and virtual family law drafting appointments. The Workgroup itself is a supportive group of paralegals and attorneys who enjoy learning and strategizing together, and prioritize supporting their colleagues. We look forward to welcoming a new attorney into our team!

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney – Family Law.


• Active member in the California State Bar;
• 2 + years of litigation experience in State Court in family law proceedings;
• Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and family law;
• Genuine interest in maintaining a docket of active family law/restraining order cases;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to function professionally and effectively under pressure;
• Experience working with diverse client populations, including low-income communities
• Bilingual preferred; and
• Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload so necessitates.

Examples of Duties:

• Engage in outreach activities (tabling, clinics, community events) to reach potential clients;
• Carry an active caseload of direct legal services to victims of domestic violence in domestic violence and family law matters – applicants can expect to handle on average approximately 1-2 hearings/week;
• Communicate with referring partner-agencies as necessary;
• Staff and supervise volunteers/students at domestic violence and family law clinics at local courthouses several times a
• Identify significant legal needs and issues for survivors of domestic violence in the area of family law and develop plans, including litigation and policy to address those needs;
• Conduct domestic violence-related family law trainings to client communities, partner organizations, community groups and related service providers;
• In conjunction with the Pro Bono Director, recruit, train and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students;
• 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 sfwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Family Law Attorney position” 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.