All LAFLA offices will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
Our Self-Help Centers and Domestic Violence Clinics will remain open. For more information on available services click here.
Todas las oficinas de LAFLA estarán cerradas desde el viernes 22 de diciembre del 2023 hasta el lunes 1 de enero del 2024. Nuestras oficinas reabrirán el martes 2 de enero del 2024.
Nuestros Centros de Acceso Legal de Autoayuda y Clínicas de Violencia Doméstica permanecerán abiertos. Para obtener más información sobre los servicios disponibles, haga clic aquí.
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 170 employees, including more than 80 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 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
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervising Attorney.
• Active membership in the State Bar of California.
• Minimum four (4) years’ experience in the practice of law required, with at least one year of experience in a legal services program preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law and the eviction process.
• Previous experience supervising or mentoring attorneys, paralegals, or law clerks.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with diverse populations.
• Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
• Willingness to assume responsibility quickly.
• 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 or other obligations so necessitate.
• Supervise a team of Intake Paralegals who provide limited scope services (counsel and advice and pro se assistance) to low-income tenants experiencing housing and landlord-tenant issues, under the direction of the Client Intake Workgroup Managing Attorney.
• Oversee Intake Paralegal casework to ensure efficient, client-centered, and trauma-informed services. Responsibilities include reviewing and closing case files for substantive quality and administrative compliance; ongoing mentorship and training in limited scope service delivery in housing matters; and monitoring caseloads, housing intake queues, and staff schedules to ensure that clients receive timely and responsive services.
• Manage and mentor staff to ensure meaningful professional development and compliance with LAFLA’s and grantors’ priorities, policies, and procedures. Responsibilities include hiring and onboarding of staff; performing regular 1:1 check-ins; completing annual evaluations and professional development plans; and reviewing staff timekeeping and leave requests.
• Oversee LAFLA’s Housing Justice Hotline remote internship program to ensure accurate and efficient housing intake. Responsibilities include collaborating with LAFLA’s Pro Bono department to recruit and onboard undergraduate interns and monitoring and supporting intern activities.
• Collaborate with LAFLA housing advocates and Stay Housed LA partners to identify housing trends affecting low-income tenants and, in conjunction with the Managing Attorney, develop and implement intake strategies to address identified issues, such as revising intake protocols and creating community education materials.
• Carry a limited case load of housing matters, including interviewing, advising, and providing limited legal services to clients experiencing housing and landlord/tenant issues.
• Cultivate effective relationships with a team that includes attorneys, paralegals, support staff, volunteers, and students.
• Other duties as assigned.
HOW TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org Include “Supervising Attorney – Client Intake” in the subject line.
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A twelve-month 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 email@example.com. 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.
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. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.