Public Counsel is the largest pro bono public interest law firm in the country. Founded in 1970, it is dedicated to advancing equal justice under law and addressing economic, racial, social, and other inequities by delivering free legal and social services to the most vulnerable members of our community. Public Counsel operates eight legal projects: Children’s Rights, Community Development, Consumer Rights & Economic Justice, Homelessness Prevention, Immigrants’ Rights, Veterans’ Rights, the Audrey Irmas Project for Women & Girls’ Rights, and our impact litigation project, Opportunity Under Law.
Public Counsel has a full-time staff of over 130. We are committed to building a diverse staff and inclusive culture and encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and people of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexualities.
Public Counsel’s Community Development Project (CDP) strives to build healthy, inclusive, economically stable communities through the delivery of pro bono legal services to community-based coalitions, nonprofits and small businesses in Los Angeles County. CDP provides transactional legal services to nonprofits that assist lower income people and neighborhoods and to entrepreneurs located in, and employing residents of, low income neighborhoods. CDP also supports community led advocacy groups and community based organizations in their efforts to advance racial and economic justice and build power in low-income communities and communities of color.
Public Counsel is currently accepting applications for the position of Small Business Program Manager. Since 1994, Public Counsel has provided legal support for small businesses in our communities because of the important role they play in offering pathways to financial independence and economic justice. Now, even as the broader economy starts to recover, the small businesses we work with—businesses which contribute to the cultural vibrancy and diversity that Los Angeles is known for—are facing inordinate challenges. Ours are the smallest of small businesses, and disproportionately owned by people of color.
Specifically, the Small Business Program Manager will be responsible for:
 See e.g. Federal Reserve, Small Business Credit Survey: 2021 Report On Firms Owned By People Of Color.
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Public Counsel is the largest pro bono public interest law firm in the country. Founded in 1970, it is dedicated to advancing equal justice under law and addressing economic, racial, social, and other inequities by…
We value lived experiences and cultural competency reflective of our client populations. Please consider discussing such experiences in your cover letter, especially if they are not reflected in your resume.
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Public Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation, condition of physical or mental disability, gender identity or sexual orientation, in accordance with requirements of Federal and State laws.
All qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
We value lived experiences and cultural competency reflective of our client populations. Please consider discussing such experiences in your cover letter, especially if they…