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, 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, 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 seek to have a racially inclusive staff.
Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project (CRP) serves children, youth, and their families on a variety of legal issues, including probate legal guardianship, public benefits, and adoption. The adoptions team and the guardianship team are part of the larger Children’s Rights Project. The guardianship team operates a free legal clinic three days each week, providing pro per assistance with petitions for guardianship, visitation, and termination of guardianship. The team also supports the families involved in guardianships with social services and immigration assistance. The adoptions team assists caregivers adopting children from the Los Angeles County foster care system. In addition to finalizing the adoption, the team helps families adopting children with special needs access services and public benefits including health and mental health care, Adoption Assistance and Foster Care benefits, Social Security Benefits, regional center services and resolving issues with Medi-Cal.
This is a full time position, with time split equally between the guardianship team and adoptions team. The Coordinator will focus on conducting intake interviews with adopting parents with the adoptions team and preparing guardianship and other applications for pro per litigants with the guardianship team. In addition, the Coordinator will provide other program and administrative support.
The position has the following responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL JOB SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
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, and other inequities by…
We value lived experiences and experiences working with clients across a range of settings. Please consider discussing such experiences in your cover letter, especially if they are not reflected in your resume. Email a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample (in PDF format) to:
Karen Ullman, Supervising Senior Staff Attorney
Children’s Rights Project – Adoptions Project
610 South Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90005
No phone calls please.
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 experiences working with clients across a range of settings. Please consider discussing such experiences in your cover letter, especially if they…