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Impact Litigation Staff Attorney

Job Details

LA Office - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
$66,560.00 - $88,600.00 Salary


We are looking for a Staff Attorney to join ourteam in Los Angeles!


We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). 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 AAPI 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.



  • J.D. and active membership in California State Bar
  • Minimum two (2) years of varied litigation experience
  • Background in public interest, voting rights, or addressing social issues preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and/or access to alternative means of transportation



As part of Advancing Justice Southern California’s Impact Litigation program and under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Staff Attorney is responsible for performing client counseling and representation duties. The Staff Attorney meets and advises clients of legal rights and issues; conducts legal research, writing, and litigates on clients’ behalf. These activities are expected to include client interviews, meeting with community partners and sister legal services organizations to collaborate on responding to issues, investigating cases, conducting written discovery and depositions, participating in mediation/arbitration, preparing court filings, appearing in court or before administrative agencies, and performing other legal advocacy as needed. The position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Unit.


Your day-to-day responsbilities:


45% Client-Facing Advocacy

  • Meet with and advise clients of legal rights and options
  • Prepare court filings and other documents on behalf of clients
  • Conduct legal research, investigate circumstances of client cases, and identify relevant facts
  • Collaborate with community partner and legal services organizations to identify clients and address client needs, and develop opportunities for joint litigation
  • Represent clients in depositions, hearings, and court, mediation, arbitration, or administrative proceedings


35% Voting Rights Advocacy

  • Investigate and litigate violations of State and Federal voting rights laws
  • Work on voting-rights related amici briefs
  • Represent populations of interest in court and/or administrative or rulemaking proceedings


20% Other Advocacy

  • Assist in developing and presenting community education programs on issues of interest to client communities
  • Assist in operating and providing support for AJSOCAL legal clinics
  • Participate in community partner collaborations relating to services and advocacy on issues of interest to client communities
  • Work with Managing Attorney to meet funding and reporting requirements
  • Assist policy advocates with research, analysis, and testimony as needed
  • All other duties as assigned