Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Attorney - Citizenship Project

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. Looking for a highly motivated, self-starter who is passionate about public service work with a background in immigration law. 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. 

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provide direct application assistance in citizenship cases;
  • Provide legal representation for diverse clients with complex naturalization cases;
  • Provide legal review and technical assistance for Los Angeles partner agencies;
  • Work with intake staff to answer naturalization related immigration questions, review eligibility, and approve appointments for workshops and clinics;
  • Undertake administrative and logistical duties related to direct application assistance, conduct legal review of naturalization cases, provide technical assistance and/or coordination support 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 writing, speaking, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients;
  • Bilingual fluency in an Asian language required; Mandarin Chinese or Korean strongly preferred;
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently;
  • 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 and access to an automobile or alternative transportation.


Compensation commensurate with experience 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: 
Christine Chen – Citizenship Project Staff Attorney
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
No telephone calls, please. 
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Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (formerly known as Asian Pacific American Legal Center) was established in 1983 with a mission to protect and advance the civil and human rights of underserved Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities through litigation, policy advocacy, legal services, community engagement and communications strategies. We are a part of a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s other members are: Advancing Justice – AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), and Advancing Justice – Chicago and Advancing Justice – Atlanta.
Advancing Justice-LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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
हिंदी 855.971.2552


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.