About the Organization
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD) is the largest poverty law firm serving San Diego County and is an employer of choice.
LASSD strengthens our communities by resolving our clients’ legal problems and empowering access to and effective participation with legal, governmental, and social systems.
LASSD encourages self-empowerment in the fight against poverty and injustice. Our staff are proudly committed to providing equal access to justice for San Diegans through aggressive, quality legal services.
Diversity and Inclusion:
It is vitally important to LASSD that we represent the community that we serve. LASSD is a signatory to the San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge. We pledge to promote diversity and inclusion through hiring and retention, promotion and leadership, engagement of outside counsel, and participation in legal community diversity initiatives. We strongly encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Join Our Team
LASSD is looking to bring on talented mission-driven employees who are passionate about helping the community. If you are looking for a career at an exceptional organization, look no further and join the team!
LASSD offers a generous benefits package
- 35-hour workweek
- Bilingual pay increase of 2% for passing an oral test and 2% for passing a written test for threshold languages other than English.
- 100% LASSD Paid Medical and 50% paid premium for dependents
- 100% LASSD Paid Chiropractic Plan
Medical plans through Cal Choice
- Anthem HMO, PPO, EPO
- Health Net HMO
- Kaiser HMO
- Sutter Health HMO
- Sharp HMO
- United Healthcare HMO
- Cigna EPO
- Plus many more carrier & plan options
Life & Disability
- 100% LASSD Paid Group Life/AD&D $75,000 Policy
- Voluntary Life/AD&D
- Long Term Disability
Dental and Vision
- 100% Dental coverage up to $2,400 annual allowance
- 100% LASSD Paid Vision
- Hybrid Work Environment
- Voluntary Pet Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- 403(b) Retirement Plan
- Company Sponsored SEP IRA
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligible Organization
- Law School Loan Repayment Program
- Paid State Bar Membership
- 15 Paid Holidays
- Utilities and Internet Stipend for those working primarily from home
- Personal Days
- Annual Leave
- Paid Sick Leave
- No Cap to Paid Sick Leave Accrual
- Jury Duty Pay
- Bereavement Leave
- And many more!
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (“LASSD”) has a hybrid work environment in which most staff are required to work in the office 2 days each week and permitted to work remotely the other days, provided their job duties allow. All employees must be available to travel to LASSD offices and service locations throughout San Diego County as needed and in compliance with public health advisories. Applicants must reside in or near San Diego County or plan to relocate in or near the County prior to their start date and must be able to commute to the physical Legal Aid Society of San Diego office locations or service delivery locations within San Diego County.
All employees are issued LASSD computers and provided appropriate supplies. LASSD has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make working remotely as efficient and connected as possible. LASSD’s normal business hours are 9am-5pm, but we are open to providing flexible work schedules to the extent feasible for the position. LASSD reserves the right to change these policies at any time.
LASSD is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law.
LASSD will require employees to be up to date on their vaccinations which will include at least one booster. LASSD will consider individual requests for exemption from its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for (1) medical reasons, and, or (2) based on an applicant or employee’s sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any applicant or employee should submit a completed exemption request form to Human Resources. Upon receipt of a completed exemption request form and any supporting documentation, LASSD will engage in an interactive discussion with the applicant or employee to determine whether an exemption is appropriate and can be granted without posing an undue hardship to LASSD or a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual making the request or others at LASSD. Any individual granted an exemption from the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be subject to conditions and restrictions (such as being required to use additional personal protective equipment or submit to LASSD-provided COVID-19 testing) to mitigate the risk to the individual and others at LASSD