Description:

About the Position:
Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA and our flexible hybrid work environment is the place for you!

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics put LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.

The Project: Stay Housed LA Volunteer Pipeline Project is a new project that seeks to train and develop law students in eviction defense work and encourage them to pursue careers in legal aid. The project will focus on statewide outreach and education efforts to law students about the importance of housing justice, the impact these issues have on low-income people of color, and engage law students to volunteer with Stay Housed LA members on eviction prevention & defense matters.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Project Manager.

Note – This position is part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond 24 months.

Qualifications:
  • Active membership in the California State Bar preferred but not required;
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in legal services;, including broad experience in project coordination, development and management with multiple partners locally and statewide;
  • Understanding or Experience with law school career services or pro bono administration;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting, with the ability to exercise resourcefulness in preparation and execution of projects and tasks;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, organizational, and oral presentation skills; ability to advocate persuasively for the program’s
  • mission;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully; maintain positive relations with diverse populations and with stakeholders
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail, show initiative, and manage time effectively;
  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data for project planning and reporting;
  • Computer literate; knowledgeable of Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint;
  • Willingness and ability to travel offsite; and
  • Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate

Examples of Duties:
  • Work with project partners and pro bono staff to develop, implement and evaluate the Volunteer pipeline project;
  • Facilitate and coordinate regular meetings to support project partnership with Stay Housed LA partners;
  • Develop substantive legal guides and resources for outreach efforts with assistance from Stay Housed members;
  • Coordinate the statewide recruitment of law student volunteers to support volunteer opportunities;
  • Manage relationships among project partners, law schools, law students, and other partners;
  • Coordinate sub committees to develop, coordinate, and support in-person and online law student substantive legal trainings; and
  • Develop and implement systems related to tracking law student outreach, volunteer recruitment and participation, project tracking, and reporting with assistance from project staff;