Careers

Pacific Legal Foundation is only as good as the talent we employ. Knowing this, our hiring philosophy is simple: we seek to hire the best talent available.

We’re constantly and aggressively on the lookout for employees who live and breathe our core values:

  • Positive and Optimistic: We seek positive change, confident that the principles of individualism and liberty will prevail overtime.  We work in a spirit of goodwill.
  • Strategic: We create opportunities and plan each new case and initiative with our objectives in mind.
  • Collaborative: We work together within the organization and seek cooperation with others who share our goals.
  • Principled: We act consistently with our belief that individual liberty is the key to the pursuit of happiness and a thriving society.
  • Determined: We forge ahead knowing that energy and persistence are necessary to succeed.
  • Committed to Excellence: We strive to produce the highest caliber work in all we do.
  • Just: We treat everyone with respect and fairness.

If you’re passionate about one or more of the opportunities you see below, and you’re enthusiastic about working alongside colleagues who share these values, then we encourage you to apply to be a part of the PLF team.

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Constitutional Litigators

As Pacific Legal Foundation marches toward its 45th anniversary next year, we are redefining what it means to be a public interest law firm.  This includes aggressively expanding our organizational footprint and seeking talented attorneys of all levels of experience to join our legal team.

If you share a passion to use your legal skills to vindicate the principles of freedom and individual liberty, you should be a part of PLF, no matter where you live. Our successful team of tenacious litigators is located across the United States, as well as in offices in Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Bellevue, Washington; and Arlington, Virginia. The right candidates will have the ability to work in these existing locations or elsewhere—virtually or from a physical office.

Our attorneys identify and litigate important legal issues to set landmark precedent that will benefit Americans nationwide.  Using strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research, we battle for freedom in the nation’s courts and the court of public opinion. Our attorneys have brought 11 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, winning nine—a record unmatched by anyone in the liberty movement. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win. Sound like the reason you became an attorney? Then you ought to apply.

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter. The resume should have the usual:  your experience in the liberty movement, your legal experience, as well as your academic credentials.  The cover letter should explain why PLF is the place for you,  why you want to fight for liberty, your interest in PLF’s issues and cases, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please submit your resume and cover letter via the online form below to Tawnda Elling, Hiring Secretary.

These are all full-time, permanent positions. We offer a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, and retirement plan. PLF has a flexible, collaborative, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in the future of our talent, encouraging internal advancement, and celebrating accomplishment. To all lawyers principled, positive, and determined to succeed in establishing a rule of law under which we are secure in our inalienable rights to live responsibly and productively in pursuit of happiness—PLF is the place. Join us.

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Pacific Legal Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and selects employees on the basis of qualifications.  It is the Foundation’s policy to fill every position without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws.