Employment Opportunities

Pro Bono Attorney Manager

General Position Description:

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (Center), a not for profit organization, seeks an attorney to join our team dedicated to assuring that very low-income individuals have quality legal assistance in the family law courts. The Pro Bono Attorney Manager is responsible for the Center’s Pro Bono Program designed to aid clients most in need of courtroom and skilled lawyer advocacy. The Center’s Pro Bono Program is the largest volunteer effort devoted exclusively to providing lawyers in family law cases in Los Angeles County and the region.

The Pro Bono Attorney Manager has primary responsibility for the cases and volunteers participating in the Pro Bono Program; for directing and overseeing all operations from identifying clients in need of representation, analyzing legal issues, soliciting volunteer lawyers to represent individuals; training, education and recruitment of attorneys, and problem solving to address a host of legal practice, including professional responsibility issues, which arise in the course of managing these cases.

This professionally satisfying position offers leadership opportunities to work with a broad spectrum of the local bar, matching their desires to give back and/or gain experience, with domestic violence victims, parents in conflict, older individuals seeking economic security, and other vulnerable persons who could not otherwise have their voices heard. The Pro Bono Attorney Manager maintains a small caseload and fulfills other responsibilities of a Center staff attorney.

Educational and Experience Prerequisites:

Minimum qualifications for this full-time position include admission to the CA Bar in good standing and 5 years of family law or civil practice and/or other relevant work experience. In addition to a prior successful work history, the competitive candidate must demonstrate the ability to: 1) manage and interact with a diverse range of professional and lay individuals; 2) organize and maintain office and data systems; 3) collaborate and work cooperatively with others; 4) motivate, educate and nurture peers; 5) concisely and quickly analyze legal issues and develop solutions, and 6) write well.

Salary is dependent on experience plus benefits for health, dental, vision and long-term disability.

How to Apply:
Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications should send their resume, a cover letter briefly summarizing their interest and experience, and a single writing sample (5 page limit) to jobs@hbcfl.org.


Client Assistant

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law seeks a Client Assistant who is hardworking, detail oriented, able to handle multiple tasks, has strong communication skills (both in English and in Spanish) and is able to work with a diverse group of people.

The Client Assistant will work closely with the Center’s clients and engage in a wide range of job functions related to screening prospective clients and maintaining the Center’s family law case files. The Client Assistant will regularly answer and screen prospective clients during New Client Phones. If appropriate the Client Assistant will schedule the prospective client with an appointment. When the prospective client comes for their first appointment the Client Assistant will be responsible for completing an intake and verifying that the prospective client meets the Center’s eligibility guidelines. In addition this position will provide assistance to an instructor in an incarcerated setting with female inmates. The Client Assistant must be able to travel to all parts of the County of Los Angeles to the Center’s outreach sites. Strong computer skills preferred. Understanding of public benefits preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree or Paralegal Certification from an accredited school.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (both verbal and written)
  • Valid CA driver’s license, car and proof of adequate motor vehicle insurance.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Willingness to regularly work in a locked incarcerated facility.
  • Must be available to work Saturdays

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision and long term disability insurance.

How to Apply:
Candidates meeting these qualifications should apply to jobs@hbcfl.org with a cover letter and resume. Please, no phone inquiries.

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and breastfeeding), genetic information, disability or medical condition, military or veteran status or any other indisputable characteristic, or perception of protected status, in accordance with applicable law.