Employment Opportunities

Join the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law team and find yourself in the midst of some of the most challenging social justice issues of our time: inequality, domestic violence, and the well-being of poor children, surrounded by a community of knowledgeable, supportive co-workers, volunteers, and attorneys.

Director of Administration, Finance and Personnel

Job Announcement: Director of Administration, Finance and Personnel

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law seeks a knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated individual to provide leadership, oversight, and labor for its core operations including personnel and fiscal management and policies, utilization of technology, and general administration. The Director joins a team of individuals dedicated to the cause of social justice for low-income members of our community, particularly victims of domestic violence.

Key Features of this Job:

  • Responsible for contract and grant management including submission of accurate and timely reports;
  • Effective oversight of accounting, auditing, budgeting, and other fiscal functions whether performed by Center staff and/or outsourced;
  • Hiring, professional development, evaluation and provision of benefit packages for employees, and facility and equipment lease, purchase and maintenance.
  • Manage IT services to ensure that the technological needs of staff, volunteers, and clients are met.
  • Act as the general manager ensuring that the Center’s business affairs are supported and that the organization and its employees flourish.

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years in nonprofit senior administrative or management position;
  • Significant prior experience in data management and analysis;
  • BA / BS in business administration, human resources, accounting, or related fields;
  • Minimum three years of experience directly supervising personnel;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with diverse groups;
  • Excellent organizational abilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others.


Start Date: ASAP
Position: Full-time, exempt.
Salary and Benefits: Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance; voluntary employee retirement plan; paid vacation and holiday leave; reimbursed travel and educational expenses; professional development.
Location: Temporarily remote; Office in Los Angeles/Koreatown


How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and one relevant writing sample to: jobs@hbcfl.org
Please write “Director of Administration, Finance and Personnel” in the subject line.

Please, no phone inquiries. Position open until filled.


Staff Attorney/Volunteer Program Manager

Job Announcement: Staff Attorney/Volunteer Program Manager

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (the Center) seeks a knowledgeable, organized, and personable attorney who loves lawyering and working with people to fill the essential role of Staff Attorney/Volunteer Program Manager (VPM). In addition to handling a family law caseload, the Staff Attorney/VPM manages the Center’s dedicated volunteer lawyers and law students offering free legal assistance and education to low-income litigants. Here’s more of what the job entails:


Along with fellow colleagues, this individual will provide direct legal assistance to low-income clients, many of whom are survivors of domestic violence with children, immigrants, and older spouses. The Staff Attorney/VPM will also supervise volunteers in the delivery of pro per legal services to clients and will prepare cases for pro bono representation. The Staff Attorney/VPM will use her/his/their skills and training to the highest standards of practice to provide ongoing counsel and advice, interviewing, drafting, investigation, research, and other advocacy for clients, with a particular focus on individuals who will be and/or are represented by pro bono counsel.


As the leader of the Center’s volunteer program, in collaboration with the Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, this individual designs, implements, evaluates, and modifies as needed all options for volunteer and student involvement; provides training, professional development, and recognition opportunities for volunteers and helps nurture their relationships to encourage volunteer retention. Importantly, the Staff Attorney/VPM continually recruits and builds a diverse core of attorneys and students able to provide pro bono service. Together with the Volunteer Coordinator, the Staff Attorney/VPM creates website, social media, and print materials to publicize, document, and market the various ways volunteers can give back to the community.

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing CA bar;
  • Three (3) to five (5)+ years or more family law practice or other related legal experience with proven results;
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills;
  • Excellent analytic and organizational abilities;
  • Demonstrated history of professional networking and/or building a law practice, and/or marketing experience and/or community engagement activities;
  • Proven ability to teach, lead, nurture and motivate others;
  • Capacity to travel locally and work some Saturdays and evenings.


Start Date: ASAP
Position: Full-time, exempt.
Salary and Benefits: Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance; voluntary employee retirement plan; paid vacation and holiday leave; reimbursed travel and educational expenses; professional development.
Location: Temporarily remote; Office in Los Angeles/Koreatown


How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and one relevant writing sample to: jobs@hbcfl.org
Please write “Staff Attorney/Volunteer Program Manager” in the subject line.


Please, no phone inquiries. Position open until filled.


Grants and Operations Assistant

Job Announcement: Grants and Operations Assistant

This job is for a talented individual interested in working at a nonprofit social justice organization. The Grants and Operations Assistant will take pride in helping maintain and strengthen the Center’s operations in an efficient, productive, and well-managed fashion. This person will be responsible for managing grants and assisting with their preparation.


Key Features of the Job:

  • Assist in preparation of reports and other related functions for government, philanthropic and other contracts and grants;
  • Handle all aspects of human resources administration, including employee benefits;
  • Support all administrative affairs of the agency, including insurances, equipment, and facility maintenance;
  • Provide data entry and analysis; other assistance to development and communications staff;
  • Help agency staff with information technology (I.T.) needs.  


Essential Job Qualifications:

  • An AA, BA, BS, or higher degree in any of the following or related fields: business management, nonprofit administration, human resources management, computer science ;
  • A minimum of 2 years demonstrated successful experience in two or more of the following: data management, human resources administration, information technology, general administration, business management;
  • Excellent data management capabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others;
  • Strong organizational abilities;
  • Great attention to detail and pride in being accurate and timely.


Start Date: ASAP
Position: Full-time, non-exempt, 37.5 hours/week
Salary and Benefits: Salary: Commensurate with experience and Center resources. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance; voluntary employee retirement plan; paid vacation and holiday leave; reimbursed travel and educational expenses; professional development; experience in a legal aid office.
Location: Temporarily remote; Office in Los Angeles/Koreatown

How to Apply:
Interested persons should email a cover letter and resume to: jobs@hbcfl.org
Please write “Grants and Operations Assistant” in the subject line.


No phone calls, please. Position open until filled.


Bilingual Legal Aid Client Assistant

Job Announcement: Client Assistant

The Client Assistant plays a vital role in providing low-income persons, many of whom are victims of domestic violence, with high quality and compassionate assistance to solve their family law problems. The Client Assistant’s job requires a range of attributes, including a desire to help others and strong administrative and technical competencies. The Client Assistant is part of a team of knowledgeable and supportive co-workers and volunteers in a legal aid office committed to addressing the most challenging social justice issues of our time: inequality, domestic abuse, economic insecurity, and the well-being of vulnerable children.


Key Features of the Job:

  • As the initial contact for prospective clients, the Client Assistant provides information, and direction to a wide variety of callers, many in distress, seeking the Center’s services;
  • Helps determine whether prospective clients will qualify for the Center’s services by carefully determining their eligibility and completing required forms;
  • Maintains file records, schedules appointments, uses databases, communicates regularly with clients, aids staff lawyers/volunteers, and performs other tasks related to client cases and the administration of the Center’s business, as needed;
  • Travels to outreach sites throughout the County to conduct eligibility and screening services in neighborhood locations, at community colleges, and other sites.


Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Associates (AA) or Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Oral fluency and proficiency in English and Spanish; ability to write satisfactorily;
  • Access to reliable transportation to outreach sites; valid CA driver’s license and proof of motor vehicle insurance;
  • Availability to work some Saturdays;
  • Tech-savvy including demonstrated ability to quickly adapt, learn new platforms, tools, and processes;
  • Ability to ensure a confidential remote work environment as needed.


Start Date: ASAP
Position: Full-time, non-exempt, 37.5 hours/week
Salary and Benefits: Salary: Commensurate with experience and Center resources. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance; voluntary employee retirement plan; paid vacation and holiday leave; reimbursed travel and educational expenses; professional development; experience in a legal aid office.
Location: Temporarily remote; Office in Los Angeles/Koreatown


How to Apply:
Interested persons should email a cover letter and resume to: jobs@hbcfl.org
Please write “Client Assistant” in the subject line.


No phone calls, please. Position open until filled.

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.