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Staff Attorney - Benefits Advocacy (Technical Assistance Team)

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Inner City Law Center
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Los Angeles, CA

Inner City Law Center


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Published 13 days ago

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people living with disabilities or experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

Position Description: Inner City Law Center seeks a Staff Attorney to provide support for a growing project that assists individuals with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness gain access to critical income-support benefits. This Project provides technical assistance, training, and other support on SSI and SSDI applications for individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County.

This is a unique opportunity for an attorney to join a groundbreaking project that positively impacts thousands of individuals’ lives in Los Angeles each year. The Attorney will focus on providing technical assistance to our primary partner (LA County Department of Health Services) and their staff on on SSI, SSDI and CAPI (Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants) applications. The Attorney will focus on legal reviews of applications for benefits, direct representation of clients seeking replacement of vital documents (birth certificates, passports, IDs), and working with other program staff on initiatives designed to improve the disability application processes at government agencies. 

The Attorney will work as part of a team and will share team responsibilities related to the Project, such as identifying systematic problems within the SSI/SSDI or CAPI application process and developing strategies to resolve them. This will likely include working directly with staff and leadership at the Social Security Administration and Department of Public Social Services in Los Angeles County.

 

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Commitment to improving access to public benefits programs. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail oriented. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage varied responsibilities. Ability to use good judgment, multitask and meet deadlines. Past experience and knowledge related to public benefits programs is a plus but is not required. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.

This position will be required to serve a probationary period.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Location

Los Angeles, CA

How to Apply

Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume and cover on BambooHR. Applications will not be considered if both resume and cover letter are not provided.

Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit your resume and cover on BambooHR…

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