Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Attorney

Position Summary:  The staff attorney is a full-time position working in the Advancing Justice - LA office under the supervision of the Citizenship Project Director.  The staff attorney will work directly on complex naturalization cases, provide technical support and capacity building to local API-serving nonprofit organizations on naturalization, and support evening and weekend citizenship workshops. 



  • Provide direct application assistance citizenship cases;
  • Provide legal review and technical assistance for Los Angeles partner agencies;
  • Undertake administrative and logistical duties related to direct application assistance, legal review, technical assistance and/or the coordination of workshops and clinics;
  • Maintain an active caseload to meet project deliverables



  • 1-3 years’ immigration law experience and active membership in a State Bar;
  • Experience assisting immigrant, limited English speaking and/or low-income clients;
  • Experience or familiarity with AANHPI community preferred;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Bilingual fluency in Korean strongly preferred;
  • Availability and willingness to regularly travel within the county and state;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends; and
  • Valid driver’s license, liability insurance, and access to an automobile or alternative transportation.


Salary:  $51,500-$55,500 plus possible bilingual supplement, if applicable.  A generous benefit package includes paid medical, dental, vision insurance, and retirement plan. Parking provided.


Application Process:   Please send cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to:

Human Resources-Citizenship Project Staff Attorney
[email protected]

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA
1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017

No telephone calls please

For more Advancing Justice - LA information, go to www.advancingjustice-la.orgontent

Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA), is the nation’s largest legal organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice – LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year.  Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of AANHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.

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Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.