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Strong Advocates is a plaintiffs’-side employment and civil rights law office in Los Angeles. Our primary area of practice is representing employees in FEHA discrimination cases, with a focus on representing victims of sexual harassment and disability discrimination. We also provide free know-your-rights education and outreach to non-profit and community groups.

As an attorney with Strong Advocates, you will take a leadership role in a variety of tasks. Your primary tasks include:

  1. Screen and communicate with clients and witnesses;
  2. Draft complaints and mediation briefs;
  3. Handle written discovery and discovery disputes;
  4. Conduct legal research;
  5. Draft and oppose legal briefs including MSJs;
  6. Take and defend depositions;
  7. Participate in mediation and settlement negotiations;
  8. Participate in trial.

The attorney will receive support in participating in California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), or the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) conferences and events, along with other outreach and networking events.


  1. Two years employment litigation experience plus two other years experience in civil litigation. Thus, passed the bar no sooner than 2015.
  2. Must have taken case to jury verdict.
  3. Trial experience and motion practice.
  4. Passion and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and social justice.
  5. Excellent references.
  6. Legal writing samples.
  7. Phone interview, then in-person interview.
  8. Spanish-speaking a plus.
  9. Must be barred in California.

We offer a competitive salary package, with substantial performance bonuses. Flexible schedule and location available.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

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Strong Advocates truly takes an interest in their clients. Betsy Havens and her staff are knowledgeable and professional. Betsy made me feel heard. She is very thorough, detail oriented and determined.

Rebecca A.

My experience with Betsy Havens was beyond pleasant. She is highly talented and compassionate towards others. She never gave up on me. Betsy changed my life for the better, and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Adriana G.

After interviewed many attorneys for my national origin discrimination case, I finally and very luckily found this law firm. Coming from immigration lawyer background, this law firm has great enthusiasm to help new immigrant and very adequately represented me to seek for best compensation.


Betsy Havens and the team at Strong Advocates are the nicest and most professional lawyers I have ever dealt with. They truly cared about my case and put in hours above and beyond what was called for. She kept me in the loop on all the legal proceedings and took the time explain to me in clear terms what this process was going to look like.

Frank W.

Throughout the process, Betsy Havens was very understanding and compassionate, and made the difficult circumstances I was dealing with a bit easier to cope with.

Diana C.

Strong Advocates is very professional and knowledgeable. Betsy Havens listened and was very compassionate. She cares and is realistic in what can and cannot be done. She is tenacious and committed to resolve your case in a timely manner.

Helga A.

Strong Advocates truly takes an interest in their clients. Betsy Havens and her staff are knowledgeable and professional. Betsy made me feel heard. She is very thorough, detail oriented and determined.

Susi A.

I honestly was at lost about my case or if i even had a case. but coming to strong advocates was a good thing for me they helped me out so much in understanding the paper work process, which they did everything. they are amazing very professional.

Jessica S.

She helped me understand all of my options and gave me advice whenever I needed it. She was very patient and explained everything in a way that was easy to understand. She went above and beyond to help me during a tough time in my life, and I am so thankful for that!

Matthew L.

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