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Executive Director


The Public Law Center is seeking an inspiring leader with demonstrated success in team building and a commitment to providing access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents as its next Executive Director to support the growth and sustainability of this highly respected organization as it meets the ever-increasing demand for its services. 

Founded in 1981, The Public Law Center (PLC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing free legal services to low income residents and other nonprofits in Orange County. In 2021, PLC staff and volunteers provided over 65,000 hours of free legal services in handling over 4,500 cases benefiting more than 8,000 low-income children, adults and seniors in Orange County.  PLC clients’ cases cover a wide range of issues including domestic violence, human trafficking, guardianship, housing, health, bankruptcy, asylum, family law, consumer fraud, and immigration.  For more information about Public Law Center and its services, please visit

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, strategic goals, and fund development/financial objectives, helping to sustain and expand upon PLC’s excellent reputation.  The successful candidate will be a decisive yet collaborative leader with exceptional listening and interpersonal skills, a personal passion for the mission of PLC, and the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.  As such, the Executive Director must be a strong relationship builder with excellent communication skills who is able to relate and connect with diverse audiences both internally and externally.  Above all, this individual must be deeply passionate about the work of Public Law Center and will be able to speak credibly and persuasively about the organization’s vision for the future and impact.


Preferred candidates will have demonstrated excellence in a senior leadership position in a legal services or nonprofit organization that is recognized for its dedication to exemplary service to the community.  Experience as a practicing attorney in public interest law, public policy, or movement building is strongly preferred. The annual salary range for this role is $200,000-$225,000 plus benefits. PLC staff are currently working on a hybrid in-person / work-from-home schedule.  The Executive Director must live in or within reasonable commuting distance to Orange County for events and frequent in-person meetings.

To Apply: 

PLC has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Director search. To view the full position description, please visit To apply, please submit an application, including a resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website:  


Submission Deadline: 
October 11, 2022
Organization Information: 
Public Law Center Santa Ana, CA
United States