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Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name
Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

2 yrs required

, CA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Apr 22, 2023

Valid Through
Aug 05, 2023


The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law seeks a knowledgeable, organized, and personable attorney who loves lawyering and working with people to fill the essential role of Staff Attorney. Along with fellow colleagues, this individual will provide direct legal assistance to low-income clients, many of whom are survivors of domestic violence with children, immigrants, and older spouses. The Staff Attorney will use her/his/their skills and training to the highest standards of practice to provide ongoing counsel and advice, interviewing, drafting, investigation, research, and other advocacy for clients.

Key Features of this Job:

  • Handle Family Law Caseload: The Staff Attorney is expected to professionally and expeditiously resolve a continuous high volume of diverse and complex cases with limited resources.

  • Manage, Develop and Train Volunteers to Handle Cases: The Staff Attorney works with a large number of volunteer lawyers and law students to provide direct legal assistance and resolution of cases.

  • Provide Community Outreach and Education: The Staff Attorney travels to locations throughout Los Angeles County to provide direct legal assistance and education, and to also engage in public presentations. 

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing CA bar;

  • Two or more years family law practice or other related legal experience with proven results;

  • Strong writing and public speaking skills;

  • Excellent analytic and organizational abilities;

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others;

  • Capacity to travel locally and work some Saturdays and evenings.

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:

Please write “Staff Attorney” in the subject line.

Please, no phone inquiries. Position open until filled.

Company info

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

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