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.

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Staff Attorney

Job Announcement: Staff Attorney

Make an Impact

Whether new, mid-career, or highly experienced, you are encouraged to apply to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law to bring new meaning and purpose to your legal career. Apply your legal training and skills to help others without the means to afford counsel. Working at the Harriett Buhai Center allows you to make a positive impact every day. It will fuel your soul.

Work Hybrid

Join our collaborative, diverse, and hybrid work environment where every individual is valued for the contribution they make. Enjoy some flexibility in your calendar and spend time with compassionate, caring, and intelligent staff and volunteers like yourself.

Grow

Learn every day in a collegial environment. Grow your skills and knowledge. Advance in your scope of responsibilities and position. Find new ways to help sustain and enhance the services of the Center.

Key Features of this Job:

  • Handle a significant caseload including low-income domestic violence victims and their children, single parents, older spouses, immigrants, and others with a wide range of family law problems
  • Supervise, mentor, train, and collaborate with volunteer lawyers and law students to provide additional pro bono family law legal assistance
  • Offer community legal education to empower low-income persons with family law and domestic violence knowledge
  • Contribute to all other Center programs and services to ensure their continued vitality

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing of the California Bar
  • Excellent analytic and organizational abilities
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Capacity to travel locally and work some Saturdays
  • Family law / domestic violence experience a strong plus
  • Spanish fluency is a plus

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: Hybrid; Office in Los Angeles/Koreatown

How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and two relevant writing samples to: jobs@hbcfl.org. Please write “Staff Attorney” in the subject line.

Please, no phone inquiries. 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.