The ACLU of Southern California is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and to striving to maintain a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve.

The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and value people of all races, genders (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations, disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, and national origins and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice systems, and genetic information. The ACLU SoCal does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these characteristics.

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Immigrants’ Rights Staff Attorney or Legal Fellow

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks a Staff Attorney or Legal Fellow to build, lead, and/or support litigation, policy advocacy, and community education to protect and advance civil rights in Kern County, with a focus on immigrants’ rights.

Bakersfield strongly preferred, but Los Angeles or Orange offices possible, with Los Angeles preferred if Bakersfield not possible. If located in an office outside of Bakersfield, regular travel to Kern County required.”

Staff Attorney - LGBTQ, Gender, & Reproductive Justice Project

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks a Staff Attorney to protect and expand reproductive justice, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (“LGBTQ”) rights, and gender equity in Southern California and throughout the state.

Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Bernardino County

Jails Conditions Advocate, Criminal Justice Project

The Jails Conditions Advocate will advance the ACLU SoCal’s jail conditions and decarceral policy work through coordinating and overseeing our LA County Jails monitoring work.

Los Angeles Note: Hybrid and Remote opportunities are available upon request and approval. Must reside in CA before start of employment. Position does require some in-person work in Los Angeles carceral facilities.

Staff Attorney - Free Expression and Access to Government

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks a Staff Attorney to build and lead litigation, legal, and policy advocacy to protect and expand free expression rights, access to government, freedom of religion, and meaningful civic participation throughout Southern California.

Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino or Bakersfield Office Note: Hybrid and Remote opportunities are available upon request and approval. Must reside in CA from start of employment.

2022-23 First Amendment and Democracy Fellowship

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California seeks a recent graduate or attorney with 0-3 years of experience for a one-year fellowship on the First Amendment and Democracy Project (“FAD”).

Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino or Bakersfield Office Note: Hybrid and Remote opportunities are available upon request and approval. Must reside in CA from start of employment. 

Director of Strategic Partnerships

The ACLU SoCal seeks a director of strategic partnership who will be located in Los Angeles at the organization’s headquarters.

Los Angeles, Kern, Orange County, or the Inland Empire (Please Note: ACLU SoCal has temporally transitioned to a remote work setting due to COVID-19. Office access is available but restricted based on approval until further notice.)