The LMU Loyola Law School Rights in Systems Enforced Clinic (LLS RISE Clinic) is a new addition to LLS’s robust clinical programs, made possible through a grant from the Office of Victims of Crime. The LLS RISE Clinic will be housed under the umbrella of the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic (LSJLC), an impressive aggregation of LLS’s full-time clinics including: the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP), which includes the Juvenile Justice Clinic (JJC), the Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic (JIFS), and the Youth Justice Education Clinic (YJEC); the Loyola Project for the Innocent (LPI); the Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic; the Post-Conviction Relief Clinic; the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic (LIJC); the International Genocide Justice Clinic; and the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. The LLS RISE Clinic will provide direct legal representation to crime victims, in particular, victims of violent crimes caught up in the criminal and/or immigration enforcement systems, with a focus on youth, those with disabilities, the LGBTQ population, homeless individuals, and immigrants. The LLS RISE Clinic will also conduct trainings with relevant stakeholders including law enforcement agencies, pro bono firms, social service providers and community-based organizations to encourage a holistic understanding of the victims’ rights legal framework.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
The following is not inclusive of all responsibilities/duties rather representative of duties that may be assigned.
1. Under the supervision of the director will interview and directly assist clients.
2. Conduct public presentations in support of direct client services.
3. Conduct client centered social service assessments and securing case management services for victims represented by the LLS RISE Clinic and safety planning with LLS RISE Clinic clients.
4. Maintains thorough and accurate case records and statistics in web-based case management system.
5. Collects client data, tests new interventions and tracks outcome.
6. Develop outreach materials for LLS RISE Clinic referrals. Engage with community partners and law students drafting client declarations; gathering client documentary evidence, calendaring and tracking deadlines for events and client matters.
7. Assist the Clinic in developing and documenting culturally sensitive understanding of the target population.
8. Assist with grant reporting requirements and other data tracking and support tasks.
9. Participate in staff meetings, supervision, team-building exercises, and trainings.
10. Participate in evening and weekend community meetings, events, and programming, as needed.
11. Other duties as assigned.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Promote and foster an inclusive environment. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
The incumbent must have the ability to initiate ideas, develop concepts and review the effectiveness of processes to ensure professional standards and high quality. The incumbent has the ability to assess the needs of clients and suggest appropriate processes to meet those needs. The incumbent is able to work effectively and independently with internal and external constituencies. The incumbent has the ability to operate in an environment in which skilled relationship management and consensus-building is required to deliver successful outcomes.
• A minimum of two years’ experience as a case manager for victims of violence and trauma. Prior work experience in the public interest sector and/or community-based service provider.
• Some experience as a legal assistant preferred but not required.
• Strong technology and software skills including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, internet searches, legal research, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail.
• Strong organization and communication skills.
• Fluency in Spanish
• Competence in and dedication to working with others of diverse cultural, geographic and economic backgrounds, including individuals with criminal history and history of severe trauma.
• Commitment to survivor rights work and LLS’s social justice mission.
• Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple demands in a busy work environment.
Typically, a Masters of Social Work, Bachelor’s degree, or AD in social work.
The LMU Loyola Law School Rights in Systems Enforced Clinic (LLS RISE Clinic) is a new addition to LLS’s robust clinical programs, made possible through a grant from the Office of Victims of Crime. The LLS RISE Clinic will be housed under the…
Fluency in Spanish
Fluency in Spanish