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CareersPacific 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 embody our core values:

  • We are freedom fighters. Liberty is our obsession—we live and breathe it. When it’s threatened, we act decisively to protect it.
  • We are relentless. Our pioneering spirit spurs us to take big, bold swings. We never rest on past success. Our eyes are aimed squarely on the future.
  • We elevate others. We trust and invest in our clients, allies, and each other. We believe that—together—we can change the world.
  • We are confident. We know liberty will win.

If you’re passionate about one or more of our job opportunities, 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.

Legal Secretary

Arlington, VA, Sacramento, CA, Palm Beach Gardens, FL or Virtual Office

Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation’s first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty—seeks a fiercely detail-oriented and deadline-driven Legal Secretary to partner with our team of attorneys to execute important constitutional litigation.

PLF Legal Secretaries are responsible for production and quality control of our legal documents. PLF’s briefs are recognized for their quality in all courts including the U.S. Supreme Court and our secretaries play an important role in maintaining that reputation.

The following skills and attributes are required for this role:

  • A passion for freedom and individual liberty.
  • Impeccable spelling, punctuation, and knowledge of grammar.
  • Heightened attention to detail and a deep disdain for inaccuracy.
  • The ability to handle multiple assignments, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A self-starter’s mentality and a can-do attitude—can tackle the job at hand with minimal supervision and unafraid to ask questions when needed.
  • A team-oriented, customer service mindset—ready and willing to assist others.
  • Flexibility, dependability, helpfulness, and positivity.
  • Willingness to take direction and humility to accept suggestions for improvement; sound judgment about when to consult others before proceeding.
  • A high degree of comfort with technology.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and basic computer tasks.
  • Prior paralegal or legal secretary experience is a strong plus factor.


Pacific Legal Foundation identifies and litigates 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 12 victories before the U.S. Supreme Court—a record unmatched by anyone in the liberty movement—plus additional cases currently before the High Court with decisions pending. Simply put, we know how to get cases to the Supreme Court and we know how to win.

As a national nonprofit organization, PLF has offices in Sacramento, CA; Arlington, VA; and Palm Beach Gardens, FL. In addition to working from one of our offices, PLF offers the opportunity to work remotely from anywhere in the United States.


Applicants must submit a résumé and cover letter. The résumé should have the usual: your professional 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, and what distinguishes you from typical applicants.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.

This is a full-time, permanent position. PLF is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality talent available nationwide, and we offer a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, medical and dental insurance, and employer-paid retirement savings. We take work-life balance seriously through our generous paid leave and flextime policies. We have a flexible, collaborative, positive, and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in your future and encourage internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. Join us.