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Community Legal Advocate - Thai

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Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Program (ALLIP), the Community Legal Advocate is responsible for operating a Thai language legal helpline that expands access to justice for low-income limited English speaking immigrants and for serving as a team member to Asian Language Legal Intake Program.

This is a union position covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answer English and Thai language helpline calls from low-income, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) language-speaking individuals. Operate live Thai hotline from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. on business days.
  • Assess legal matters, complete intake screening process, consult with Advancing Justice - LA attorneys and provide in-language counsel and advice over the phone for Family Law, Citizenship, Immigration, Employment, Housing, and other legal issues.
  • Provide brief services including drafting letters, naturalization applications and legal pleadings to the clients under the supervision of attorney.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of outreach activities to the community, including meeting with media and community-based organizations.
  • Assist in the development and translation of written community outreach and education materials.
  • Provide language support such as interpretation and translation to other substantive units within the organization.
  • Attend trainings on legal areas covered by the helpline
  • Support collaboration with community partner organizations through referrals and service coordination.
  • Perform administrative duties including but not limited to inputting intakes into centralized database and filing closed intakes.
  • All other duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • Fluency in verbal and written Thai language and English, with strong ties to the local AANHPI community
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants.
  • Ability to work independently, under general supervision
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation.


Range - $16 - $19.71/hour

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Program (ALLIP), the Community Legal Advocate is responsible for operating a Thai language legal helpline that expands access to justice for low-income…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 21, 2021

Salary

$30,720 - $37,843$16 - $19.71/hour

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Fluency in verbal and written Thai language and English, with strong ties to the local AANHPI community
  • Fluency in verbal and written Thai language and English, with strong ties to the local AANHPI community

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

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