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Pro Bono Manager


Administration –
 Pro Bono Manager


Ron Olson Justice Center*


$110,000 to $125,000/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 215 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, 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 put 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 Manager Position coordinates all non-lawyer programs at LAFLA, including law student volunteer programs, LAFLA clinics, and LAFLA fellowships with the support of the Pro Bono Project Coordinator. The Pro Bono Manager also oversees the PBTI (probonotraining.org) training program with the support of the Pro Bono Training Coordinator. The Pro Bono Manager will be part of the pro bono team that collectively coordinates outreach, recruitment, and development of expanded volunteer projects and maintain improved internal volunteer tracking systems.


• Active membership in the California State Bar required;
• Minimum of 5 to 8 years experience in legal services, including broad experience in project management, training, data collection, survey design, data assessment and maintenance;
• Minimum 3 years of experience or knowledge of pro bono systems and volunteer program development;
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a supervisory setting supervising other staff members;
• Demonstrated knowledge of poverty law (across substantive areas) and community legal needs;
• Experience working within the law school recruitment systems;
• Enthusiasm for working with volunteers and innovation and expansion of legal services for low-income Californians;
• Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills, including ability to maintain positive relations effectively with diverse populations at all levels;
• Ability to think strategically, balance short and long-term objectives, and to lead collaboratively with others;
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and lead multiple projects;
• Strong computer and technical problem-solving skills;
• Skilled in identifying data-driven solutions with experience in data collection and analysis for project planning and reporting;
• Willingness and ability to travel offsite and to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including occasional evening and weekend meetings and event.

Examples of Duties:

• Work with the Pro Bono Director, pro bono staff and other managers at LAFLA to develop and maintain LAFLA’s volunteer programs;
• Supervise the pro bono project coordinator and pro bono attorney training coordinator
• Manage PBTI training project and advance pro bono training initiatives locally and statewide;
• Manage LAFLA’s law student recruitment and LEIF programs;
• Help implement internal systems related to pro bono recruitment, case tracking, evaluation and reporting;
• Work with the Communications Department to develop media and/or social media strategies to advance pro bono projects and initiatives with law schools and other pro bono partners;
• Build and maintain external relationships and engage in collaborative pro bono efforts with law schools, community organizations, and other pro bono stakeholders;
• Participate in conferences and meetings virtually or in-person.

How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume online to adminjobs@lafla.org. Include “Pro Bono Manager” 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 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.