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Litigation Paralegal (Unhoused Peoples Justice Project)

POSITION: LITIGATION PARALEGAL - Unhoused Peoples Justice Project LOCATION: Ron Olson Justice Center* SALARY: $43,729.23K - $59,509.44K / annual DOE with excellent benefits AVAILABILITY: Immediately APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled.   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 200 employees, including more than 80 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   The Unhoused Peoples Justice Project fights for the rights of Unhoused persons through impact litigation and policy advocacy, combatting the criminalization of homelessness, and ensuring that the civil rights of unhoused people are protected.   LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Litigation Paralegal.   NOTE – This position will run for approximately 24 to 26 weeks (about 6 months). This Paralegal position is a part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond 6 months/beyond the assigned UPJP case.   *Assigned location is subject to change during course of employment.
QUALIFICATIONS: • A four (4) year degree or Paralegal Certificate; • Excellent excel skills; • Ability to manage complex tasks; • Experience with attorney fees motion preferred; • Strong attention to detail; and • Work under the direction, and as part of, a large litigation team.   EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: • Assist with litigation; • Document management for large litigation; • Create templates and tables; • Assist attorneys with trial preparation; and • Other duties as required.
To Apply: 
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume online to Include “Paralegal - UPJP” 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 organization 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 AND 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.


Submission Deadline: 
April 16, 2024
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
United States