Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California

During a time of significant opportunity for AANHPI communities, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California seeks a Head of Litigation to lead AJSOCAL’s impact litigation practice and align its work with the organization’s mission and goals. This strategic leader will employ a thorough understanding of AJSOCAL’s resources to best leverage the organization’s power and guide their team to successful pursue impactful litigation opportunities. The Head of Litigation will partner closely with teams internally to define the organization’s litigation priorities and proactively develop potential engagements around key issues impacting AANHPI individuals across Southern California. As an ambassador and advocate, this leader will work to initiate and participate in legal action that may result into changed laws or critical civil rights policies, and which will improve the lives of many people in the AANHPI communities.


As a key internal collaborator, the Head of Litigation will proactively partner with leadership and staff to provide key litigation support. Working across the organization to facilitate collective decision-making, this leader will design and execute litigation strategy and operations and ensure the successful facilitation and representation of all clients. In partnership with AJSOCAL’s leadership team, the Head of Litigation will be a key leader in cultivating key relationships to grow critical service partnerships, professional development opportunities, and fundraising potential for the organization.


Reporting to the CEO, this leader will oversee the Impact Litigation program staff and provide thoughtful mentorship and coaching to a dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals, caseworkers, and legal assistants. The Head of Litigation will design and lead strategic professional development that expands AJSOCAL’s staffing resources, for litigation, including developing relationships with pro bono co-counsel partners, and, in turn, grows the organization’s capacity to tackle critical civil rights issues for AANHPI communities across Southern California.

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