The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney to join its management team and lead a group of talented, resourceful and mission-driven attorneys who are dedicated to offering free legal services in low-income neighborhoods. Based out of our South Los Angeles Community office, the position offers an opportunity to lead a robust practice that includes impact litigation, policy advocacy and direct legal representation on behalf of clients throughout our service area. With your team, you will work to form legal strategies aimed at preventing unfair displacement, preserve and expand affordable housing and defend our clients’ civil rights. If you seek to use your legal training to remove barriers to opportunity, challenge the policies and practices that contribute to homelessness, and have the skills and passion to lead a team of similarly-motivated attorneys, then we encourage you to apply.
The Organization: LAFLA is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles (www.LAFLA.org). LAFLA enters its 90th year working to level the playing field and ensure that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines working in the communities we serve to seek positive change. LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys. LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.
Salary depends on experience and includes excellent benefits.
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to email@example.com. Include “Managing Attorney – Housing and Communities” in the subject line.
Probationary Period: A one-year probationary 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.