OneJustice is a nonprofit legal organization that brings life-changing legal help to those in need by transforming the civil legal aid system. We have three core program areas: (1) Pro Bono Justice, which expands legal services for Californians in need by developing and staffing innovative and effective pro bono projects with law schools, law firms, and businesses around the state; (2) Healthy Nonprofits, which ensures legal services nonprofits have the business and management skills needed to survive and thrive, and (3) Californians for Legal Aid, which advocates for California legal services nonprofits on federal policy and funding issues. More information about OneJustice is available at www.OneJustice.org.
OneJustice is looking for a Staff Attorney to join our team of legal aid innovators. The Staff Attorney will work on a portfolio of projects, including stewarding one of OneJustice's pioneering projects, IMPACT LA, which leverages the private bar to serve survivors of domestic violence. As part of the Pro Bono Justice team, the Staff Attorney will also work on helping to build and support pro bono networks throughout California, including providing consulting and logistical support to legal aid organizations around the state. This is a perfect role for an attorney looking to make a significant impact in legal services for low-income Californians and play an influential role in a highly productive organization. Some travel within California may be required, including to rural or isolated areas for meetings and trainings and on Justice Bus trips, and to OneJustice’s San Francisco office for all-staff meetings and convenings.
Coordinate all aspects of IMPACT LA (approximately 50%)
Plan and oversee pro bono-staffed clinics held throughout Los Angeles County and the Southern California area
Work with partner law firms to recruit and prepare pro bono attorneys for clinics
Steward relationships with community partners and with legal services partners
Manage efforts to find ongoing representation for clients at IMPACT LA clinics
Support development of resources incorporating trauma-informed best practices
Support OneJustice’s Pro Bono Justice team (approximately 50%)
Work directly with legal aid organizations by teaching legal aid management and pro bono accelerators (formal, participatory curriculum) to help increase their capacity to provide legal services
Develop materials, resources, and programming, including educational curriculum to teach pro bono best practices and service delivery model design to help legal services nonprofits develop and grow their pro bono programs
Coordinate and facilitate coalition-building and partnerships between legal services nonprofits, law firms, and other stakeholders to design and implement pro bono projects
Participate in other OneJustice activities as needed
Attend Justice Bus trips to rural or isolated communities
Work collaboratively and closely with other OneJustice team members
Participate in development and communication efforts
Assist with other projects as they arise
J.D. and California Bar Membership (will consider license from another jurisdiction or awaiting bar results)
Enthusiasm for innovation and a commitment to increasing access to legal services for low-income Californians
Demonstrated ability as a self-starter, with a history of independently managing projects
Understanding of the pro bono “systems” in California (i.e., the manner in which private attorneys are connected to low-income clients)
Previous experience working with low-income and/or underserved communities preferred
Spanish language ability preferred
Anyone with experience working at a legal services nonprofit or as a pro bono attorney, or experience in immigration, housing, family and/or public benefits law encouraged to apply
Salary & Benefits:
Competitive starting salary of $49,600, with increases possible for each year of prior directly relevant nonprofit legal services experience, as dictated by the OneJustice salary scale
Benefits include fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, and generous paid leave (vacation, sick, and holidays - including a full week off during the winter holidays)
OneJustice also offers a flexible spending account for qualified health and commute expenditures
An opportunity to work on the cutting edge of legal services innovation and growth
A supportive, team-based environment and commitment to ongoing professional development
In the online application system listed above, be prepared to submit the following information: 1) a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position that describes relevant work and/or volunteer experience; 2) your resume; 3) three references; and 4) a response to the following question:
OneJustice serves highly diverse communities in our clients and in the broader legal services sector. To ensure that our agency is best positioned to serve these communities, OneJustice strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with our communities. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients and nonprofits and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. Please address how your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural competency and diversity amongst our staff. Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
To promote social justice and best serve our various communities, OneJustice is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups, as well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply.