Public Counsel

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 qualifying entrepreneurs that meet our income requirements. 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.


Reporting to the Supervising Attorney, the new Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to all aspects of CDP. Approximately fifty percent of the Administrative Assistant’s time will be spent conducting client intakes and maintaining a case monitoring system for nonprofit and small business clients. Specifically, the Administrative Assistant will:

  • Conduct intakes with nonprofit and small business clients and gather relevant documents and information under the supervision of an attorney;
  • Maintain client case files, complete data entry, manage project’s call and intake log, and monitor acceptance and placement of matters for nonprofit and small business clients;
  • Assist with publicizing trainings, workshops, and events for clients, including drafting workshop flyers, e-blasts, and e-newsletters as well as maintaining email lists of clients, volunteers, and community partners;
  • Schedule meetings for attorneys, as needed;
  • Provide administrative support for litigation, including maintaining case files, proofreading, and creating exhibits;
  • Handle logistics for seminars and trainings, including creating registration forms, sending materials, coordinating volunteers, and collecting evaluations (approximately 12 events per year) – will require occasional after hour or weekend work;
  • Assist in outreach to potential nonprofit and small business clients and partner organizations;
  • Assist in project evaluation, data collection, and grant reporting;
  • Train new staff, clerks, and volunteers on CDP’s policies and procedures;
  • Provide general administrative support to CDP such as maintaining databases, updating filing systems, organizing legal education material and shared office space, sending correspondence, and copying documents;
  • Assist with translation, if applicable

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