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Paralegal – Survivor & Family Justice Workgroup (Access to Justice Advocate)


Paralegal –
 Paralegal – Survivor & Family Justice Workgroup (Access to Justice Advocate)


LAC Family Justice Center & LAFLA Office TBD


$43,729.23k – $45,697.04k/ 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 Survivor and Family Justice Workgroup assists survivors of domestic violence with restraining order and 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.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal (Access to Justice) – SFJWG.

NOTE – This position is part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond September 2026.


• Bachelor’s degree in any subject or a certificate of completion of an appropriate paralegal program;
• One (1) year relevant work experience preferred;
• Experience in providing assistance to low-income individuals, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants and/or other marginalized populations;
• Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Experience developing and providing trainings and presentations;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail;
• Ability to handle ambiguities and to exercise independent judgment;
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team, including other attorneys, service providers and support staff;
• Ability to be flexible in job duties;
• Comfortable working with various law and law enforcement personnel: police, detectives, social workers and attorneys, among others;
• Bilingual in Spanish required.

Examples of Duties:

• Work in conjunction with Family Justice Center (FJC) partners and supervising attorney to facilitate use of the remote hearing studio and to expand remote hearing access for low-income survivors;
• Provide direct assistance to survivors referred through FJC regarding hearing preparation, for both live and remote hearing options;
• Accompany clients to court for hearings, filing, and/or mediation;
• Complete intake interviews for clients referred from other FJC partners;
• Develop outreach and education materials regarding survivors’ access to the justice system, including remote hearing options.
• Develop outreach and educational materials regarding resources available to Survivors in the County;
• Develop both client-facing and staff-facing template documents and guides on topics that intersect with domestic violence;
• Facilitate client referrals to other FJC partners.
• Conduct trainings and presentations to FJC partners, survivors, and other service providers;
• Represent LAFLA at Family Justice Center events and programs;
• Hold regular sessions for survivors to practice using remote hearing technology;
• Track systemic issues facing Survivors in the County, and work with Managing Attorney to develop strategies for addressing them;
• Track data and assist with grant reporting; 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 sfwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Paralegal (Access to Justice) – SFJWG” in the subject line.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A nine-month 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 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

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.