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.

Pro Bono Director

Job Announcement: Pro Bono Director

The Pro Bono Director (PBD) is responsible for directing, sustaining, and expanding the Center’s volunteer program, which is one of the largest pro bono family law resources in the State of California. The Center relies on the assistance of several hundred pro bono legal volunteers each year to help provide family law services to clients with low income, and further the Center’s goal of increasing access to lawyers and reducing inequities in the justice system.


The PBD oversees all aspects of the volunteer legal program including but not limited to recruitment, professional development, and case management. The PBD assumes primary responsibility for assuring that volunteers are trained and knowledgeable to provide quality legal assistance. The PBD is tasked with building and maintaining a diverse body of volunteers representative of the communities the Center serves. The PBD designs and implements new strategies to meet the needs of clients while being responsive to the professional demands of its volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • A licensed attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California;
  • Three or more years of family law and/or other relevant legal experience;
  • Prior experience and demonstrated strengths in organization and/or leadership and/or program development;
  • Clear ability and demonstrated success working with diverse peoples to nurture and develop relationships;
  • Strong writing and speaking skills;
  • Ability to travel locally for events and work some Saturdays and weeknights.


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 “Pro Bono Director” in the subject line.


Please, no phone inquiries. 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.