Careers

To apply to a position listed below, send your resume and cover letter to humanresources@legal-aid.com and fill out our online application below.

The Legal Aid Society of Orange County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current paid opportunities are below. (If you are looking for volunteer, intern, or extern opportunities, click here.)

Current Job Postings

  • POSITION:  Staff Attorney (Norwalk)
  • SUPERVISOR:  Directing Attorney
  • WAGE RANGE:  $57,287 to $82,234 depending on experience
  • JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time, Exempt Position
Job Overview Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County, where it is known as Community Legal Services (CLS). LASOC/CLS seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Norwalk Office. Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for handling a full range of civil legal problems including, but not limited to, family law, housing, consumer, and government benefits. Must have at least 1 ½ years of civil law experience.

Key Functions
  • Handles client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Researches and prepares pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Directs and supervises clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Conducts community meetings and attends outreach events; and,
  • Participates in activities of community based organizations and Bar Association activities.
What are We Looking For?
  • Education/License Required: J.D. and active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.
  • Knowledge of legal principles and their application.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods
  • Proficiency in Legal Solutions, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, etc.) and other software programs.
What Can We Offer in Return?
  • Being part of a stimulating, challenging non-profit law firm that is making an impact in the community.
  • Being a member of a committed team, all striving to reach the same goals and supporting each other along the way.
  • A salary and reward package in line with your experience.
Benefits:

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; and short-term and long-term disability policies. Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave
  • POSITION: DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE ATTORNEY INVOLVEMENT
  • WAGE RANGE: Salary depending on experience
  • JOB CLASSIFICATION: Exempt Position
The Director of Private Attorney Involvement (“PAI’) will develop, market and oversee a wide range of volunteer involvement projects and partnership opportunities. The goals are to: 1) generate additional pro bono legal resources to augment LASOC’s advocacy efforts; 2) reinforce LASOC’s support base in the private bar by facilitating outside involvement in our mission; 3) strengthen and innovate LASOC’s Legal Entrepreneur Assistance Program (LEAP); and 4) position LASOC as an integral part of a “community of justice” of legal services providers, social service agencies, community-based organizations, educators, judges, and individuals working together to achieve equal justice.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the practice of law. Familiarity with the Orange and Los Angeles County legal communities a plus;
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, the legal issues affecting low-income individuals and communities;
  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills; ability to advocate persuasively for the program’s mission;.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively as a team player;
  • Energetic self-starter who can take initiative;
  • Ability to work collaboratively; and
  • Computer literate.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop pro bono programs for LASOC’s Orange and Los Angeles County offices;
  • Conceptualize, coordinate and promote a comprehensive PAI plan that both nurtures existing and develops new relationships;
  • Work with program advocates and management to research and analyze complex poverty law matters and cutting-edge issues and design innovative projects that effectively address them;
  • Actively recruit and place volunteer attorneys, law students and others to staff legal clinics, take individual cases for representation, co-counsel on litigation, and provide supervision as needed;
  • Actively oversee and develop innovative programs for LASOC’s Legal Entrepreneur Assistance Program (LEAP);
  • Serve as liaison with government, bar, judiciary, law schools, and community-based organizations in local, statewide and national collaborative efforts to increase access to justice;
  • Devise and oversee systems for placing and monitoring PAI cases, tracking outcomes, and volunteer timekeeping;
  • Ensure LASOC’s compliance with LSC regulations regarding PAI;
  • Provide logistical support to substantive units conducting volunteer trainings;
  • Develop ideas for volunteer recognition and appreciation; and
  • Other duties as determined by senior management.
We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance; and short-term and long-term disability policies. paid holidays | vacation | sick leave
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and Community Legal Services (CLS) seeks a highly motivated and IT Support Technician. LASOC provides free legal services to seniors and low-income people in Orange County and southeast Los Angeles County and seeks to achieve justice for its client community. LASOC employs approximately 90 employees, including 23 attorneys. The program has an annual budget of more than $7.8 million and operates 4 neighborhood offices and many court based programs.

Evening and weekend work and local travel are required. Work week is 35 hours per week. Hourly rate: $14.10 to $20.24 depending on experience. Fringe benefits include: 401-K, medical, dental, LTD, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Summary:

Help Desk Support is the first point of contact for users seeking assistance on technical issues on-site, over the phone, or through email. Assist Systems Administrator on configuration and implementation of improvements to local and remote computer systems and infrastructure.

The office maintenance duties include, but are not limited to, minor facilities repair and maintenance, relocating office equipment, and assisting Operations Manager in various tasks.

Responsibilities:
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve technical issues for end-users;
  • Configure, deliver, and setup end-user desktop hardware, software, and peripherals for deployment;
  • Escalate unresolved issues to Systems Administrator;
  • Create, maintain, and update network documentation and user guides;
  • Perform maintenance and repair tasks around the office;
  • Build, install, and relocate office and facility equipment, and
  • Maintain inventory of parts and supplies necessary to support facility operations.
Requirements:
  • Two years of experience and knowledge working in a Computer Technician role in a Windows environment;
  • Experience supporting Windows desktop environments and applications;
  • Experience working with ticketing systems;
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills;
  • Basic Time Management skills;
  • Basic building trade skills;
  • Understanding of safety procedures and practices;
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication skills and work ethic, and
  • Strong customer service orientation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and Community Legal Services (CLS) seeks a highly motivated and IT Support Technician. LASOC provides free legal services to seniors and low-income people in Orange County and southeast Los Angeles County and seeks to achieve justice for its client community. LASOC employs approximately 90 employees, including 23 attorneys. The program has an annual budget of more than $7.8 million and operates 4 neighborhood offices and many court based programs.

This position is housed at our Compton office and primarily serves our Compton and Norwalk offices. Evening and weekend work and local travel are required. The work week is 35 hour per week. The hourly rate is $21.31 to $30.59 per hour depending on experience. Fringe benefits include: 401-K, medical, dental, LTD, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Job Summary:

IT Support Technician is the first point of contact for users seeking assistance on technical issues on-site, over the phone, or through email. Support and assist Network Assistant and Systems Administrator on configuration and implementation of improvements to local and remote computer systems and infrastructure.

Responsibilities:
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve technical issues for end-users on-site, over the phone, or through email.
  • Configure, deliver, and setup end-user desktop hardware, software, and peripherals for deployment.
  • Support LAN and WAN access for computer systems.
  • Escalate unresolved issues to Systems Administrator.
  • Create, maintain, and update network documentation and user guides.
  • Assist with maintaining and implementing improvements to Information and Security Technology infrastructure.
Requirements:
  • Three years of experience and knowledge working in IT support role in a Windows environment.
  • Experience supporting Windows Servers with Active Directory, File Server, Printer Management, and Hyper-V roles.
  • Experience supporting Windows desktop environments and applications.
  • Experience with Office 365 administration and end-user support.
  • Experience working with ticketing systems.
  • Strong technical troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills and work ethic.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Please be advised that all applicants for the Health unit and all permanent staff positions must be willing to undergo a Live Scan background check to be considered for a position.  The background check process can be lengthy and, if offered a position, duties may be modified until background results have cleared.