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Impact Litigation Managing Attorney

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LA Office - Los Angeles, CA
$122,250.00 - $137,500.00 Salary/year


We are looking for a Managing Attorney to join our team in Los Angeles!



We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.


  • The special opportunity to join a mission driven team
  • Flexible, hybrid work schedules
  • Rich medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement options through 403B and match



You share our mission of advocacy for Asian Pacific Americans. You enjoy the thrill of serving the public interest while championing civil rights and social justice. You take pride in your work enriching lives and communities in Los Angeles and across the country. You are looking for your next role in an organization that supports your career as much as you support the organization and its goals. You are looking for a job where you make a difference, and your impact is directly proportional to your contribution. You are a game changer. You are a leader. You are an advocate.



  • Minimum of a Juris Doctorate and an active member of the California Bar
  • Minimum five (5) years of extensive and varied impact litigation experience, including as lead litigator with co-counsel, and preferably with background in addressing social justice issues
  • Minimum one year (1) of supervisory experience
  • Bilingual / biliterate in at least one Asian or Pacific Islander language (Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer, Samoan, Tongan or others) preferred
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to write and speak persuasively to diverse audiences, including general public, media, lawyers, advocates, funders, donors, and opinion leaders. 
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation



The Managing Attorney, under the direction of the Litigation Director, supervises the work of staff attorneys and legal advocates.  The Managing Attorney provides client counseling and representation, in addition to community outreach and education. The role is also responsible for performing administrative duties, such as performance reviews, fund reporting and grant management. 


Your typically day-to-day responsibilities:


60% Lead litigation cases and provide client representation. 

  • Meet with and advise clients of legal rights and issues 
  • Conduct legal research and writing in response to client needs 
  • Prepare court forms and other documents on behalf of clients 
  • Represent clients in depositions, hearings, and court or administrative proceedings 
  • Research, analyze, draft and applicate policy/legislation 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of annual practice work plan 


25% Support community outreach and education 

  • Work with clients and their communities organizing meetings, workshops, and rallies 
  • Collaborate with community partner organizations 
  • Train volunteers and Pro-Bono attorneys to serve clients and communities 


15% Perform Administrative duties  

  • Supervise day-to-day work load of staff attorneys, legal advocates, and interns. 
  • Participate in annual performance review and submit recommendations to Director 
  • Provide case management, compliance with contracts and ethical codes. 
  • Other duties as assigned