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Bilingual Legal Aid Client Assistant

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About Our Organization

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (The Center) is a 501(c)(3) organization that has served as a cornerstone of family law and domestic violence assistance for low-income persons in California since 1982. The Center empowers domestic violence survivors, supports parents in building and preserving relationships with their children, and helps families and individuals live in dignity. With the aid of volunteer lawyers, law students, and interpreters, the Center provides free family law services and legal education and ensures that poverty is not a barrier to justice in the courts.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Client Assistant plays a vital role in providing low-income persons, many of whom are victims of domestic violence, with high quality and compassionate assistance to solve their family law problems. The Client Assistant’s job requires a range of attributes, including a desire to help others and strong administrative and technical competencies. The Client Assistant is part of a team of knowledgeable and supportive co-workers and volunteers in a legal aid office committed to addressing the most challenging social justice issues of our time: inequality, domestic abuse, economic insecurity, and the well-being of vulnerable children. 

Key Features of the Job:

  • As the initial contact for prospective clients, the Client Assistant provides information, and direction to a wide variety of callers, many in distress, seeking the Center’s services;
  • Helps determine whether prospective clients will qualify for the Center’s services by carefully determining their eligibility and completing required forms;
  • Maintains file records, schedules appointments, uses databases, communicates regularly with clients, aids staff lawyers/volunteers, and performs other tasks related to client cases and the administration of the Center’s business, as needed;
  • Travels to outreach sites throughout the County to conduct eligibility and screening services in neighborhood locations, at community colleges, and other sites.

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Associates (AA) or Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Oral fluency and proficiency in English and Spanish; ability to write satisfactorily;
  • Tech-savvy including demonstrated ability to quickly adapt, learn new platforms, tools, and processes;
  • Access to reliable transportation to outreach sites; valid CA driver’s license and proof of motor vehicle insurance;
  • Availability to work some Saturdays;
  • Ability to ensure a confidential remote work environment as needed.

Start Date: ASAP

Position: Full-time, non-exempt., 37.5 hours/week

Salary and Benefits: Salary: Commensurate with experience and Center resources. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation and holiday leave; reimbursed travel and educational expenses; professional development; voluntary employee retirement plan.

Location: Temporarily remote; Office in Los Angeles/Koreatown

How to Apply:

Candidates meeting these qualifications should apply to jobs@hbcfl.org with a cover letter and resume. Please, no phone inquiries.

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and breastfeeding), genetic information, disability or medical condition, military or veteran status or any other indisputable characteristic, or perception of protected status, in accordance with applicable law.

About Our Organization

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law (The Center) is a 501(c)(3) organization that has served as a cornerstone of family law and domestic violence assistance for low-income persons in California since 1982. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
Salary
See below
Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation and holiday leave; reimbursed travel and educational expenses; professional development; voluntary employee retirement plan.

Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid vacation and holiday leave; reimbursed travel and educational expenses; professional development; voluntary…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English and Spanish (both verbal and written)

Fluent in English and Spanish (both verbal and written)

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
3250 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Suite 710

How to Apply

Candidates meeting these qualifications should apply to jobs@hbcfl.org with a cover letter and resume. Please, no phone inquiries.

Candidates meeting these qualifications should apply to jobs@hbcfl.org with a cover letter and resume. Please, no phone inquiries.

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