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Staff Attorney (time limited) (union)


The Wage Justice Center (“WJC”) seeks a full-time Staff Attorney to support our work serving unhoused and housing insecure day laborers in Los Angeles, Kern and Ventura counties. The position issubject to grant funding and is currently funded through June 2024. Work is currently remote, with some in-person meetings, outreach, and court appearances. WJC is dedicated to combating wage theft and using legal strategies to help low-income workers get paid. For over fifteen years, WJC has pursued this mission through various legal services and programs including: a direct services legal program for day laborers; litigation against employers who have failed to pay workers and sought to evade judgments for unpaid wages; legal-rights workshops for community groups and workers; training and technical support for other non-profits.


The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities include, among others:

• Providing legal advice and counsel to WJC clients • Negotiating with opposing parties and counsel

• Conducting all aspects of civil litigation, including discovery and motion practice • Performing legal research and drafting of briefs, pleadings, and legal memoranda

• Investigating potential cases for legal action

• Conducting trainings, community outreach and education for individuals, local community-based organizations, and worker advocates



• Admitted to California bar and in good standing or, if sitting for the July 2023 California bar exam, position would be as Law Clerk until admitted to practice

• Ability to independently carry-on civil litigation, including discovery and motion practice preferred

• Strong interpersonal, oral and written advocacy skills with the ability to work and communicate with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse, multicultural community

• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with attorneys and non-attorneys

• Ability to coordinate and collaborate successfully with other groups and organizations

• Attention to detail • Interest in contributing to the development of the organization’s mission and services

• Demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights, social, and economic justice, and their intersections

• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Favorable consideration will be given to applicants who have familiarity working with unhoused individuals and/or day laborers

• Proficiency in a language in addition to English preferred (especially Spanish, indigenous languages of central and south America, or Korean)


This is a full-time exempt union position that includes a generous benefits package. The salary range is $65,000 - $85,000 per year depending on experience.


To Apply: 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects their work) to WJC seeks diverse staff with cultural competency reflecting our client populations. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups to apply.


Submission Deadline: 
October 4, 2023
Organization Information: 
The Wage Justice Center
8605 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 70081
West Hollywood, CA 90069
United States
Phone: 213-273-8400