Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Supervising Attorney

Position Summary: The Supervising Attorney supervises the work of one or more Staff Attorneys.  The Supervising Attorney provides client counseling and representation, in addition to community outreach and education.  The Supervising Attorney is also responsible for performing administrative duties, such as approving timesheets and other paid time-off and participating in annual performing reviews and providing input to the Direct Services Director.   
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Client Counseling and Representation
  • Meet with and advise clients of legal rights and issues as they relate to Federal and State employment law matters
  • Conduct legal research and writing in response to client needs
  • Prepare court forms and other documents on behalf of clients
  • Represent clients in depositions, hearings, and court or administrative proceedings
  • Research, analyze, draft and applicate policy/legislation
  • Participate in the development and implementation of annual practice work plan
  • Work with Supervising Attorney to meet funding and reporting requirements
  • Coordinate client services with other attorneys and 
  • Community Outreach and Education
  • Work with clients and their communities organizing meetings, workshops, and rallies
  • Collaborate with community partner organizations
  • Train volunteers and Pro-Bono attorneys to serve clients and communities
  • Administrative Duties
  • Supervise day-to-day work of direct reports
  • Responsible for approving timesheets and other paid time off
  • Participate in annual performance review and submit recommendations to Director 
  • Handle relevant administrative duties, including case management, ethics compliance, and contract compliance
  • Other Duties as Assigned
Education and Work Experience:
  • J.D. and an active member in good standing with the California State Bar;
  • Minimum five years of extensive and varied impact litigation experience, including as lead litigator with co-counsel, and preferably  with background in addressing social justice issues; at least one first chair in litigation matters
  • Minimum five years of experience in employment law related client representation
  • Minimum one year of supervisory experience
Other Qualifications:
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Compensation/Benefits: Salary will be negotiated, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance with retirement plan. Parking provided.
Application Process: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected].
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, was established in 1983 with broad-based support and has become the leading organization in the region dedicated to providing the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAHNPI) community with civil rights advocacy and multilingual, culturally-sensitive legal services and education. Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice-LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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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


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.