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COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES FELLOW IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (ONE YEAR POSITION)

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Legal Aid At Work
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Ontario, CA
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Published 16 days ago

Legal Aid at Work seeks a Legal Fellow for its Community Legal Services Program to help expand its services in San Bernardino County. The Fellow’s work will be conducted in partnership with the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC), a community-based organization in Ontario, California, that focuses on improving working conditions in the warehousing industry and also serves as a leading workers’ rights resource for the Inland Empire region in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. This is a one-year, grant funded position, with no expectation of renewal due to funding constraints. In 2021, Legal Aid at Work and WWRC will launch a new Workers’ Rights Clinic location in Ontario, the second location in San Bernardino County. The Fellow will help to set up and run the clinic, while also supporting WWRC’s legal department on a daily basis to provide assistance to low-wage workers. With supervision by Legal Aid at Work’s Community Legal Services Program Director and daily guidance from WWRC’s Legal Director, the Fellow’s activities will include, but not be limited to:

• Providing individual counseling and representation to low-wage workers;

• Supervising law students and other legal counselors at both locations of the Workers’ Rights Clinic inSan Bernardino County;

• Managing the design and distribution of Clinic instructions and protocols;

• Conducting community and law school outreach and education; and

• Providing know-your-rights educational programing to low-wage workers.

Due to COVID-19, it is anticipated that the fellow will work remotely through at least the first four months of 2021. If COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed thereafter, the fellow will be asked to work out of WWRC’s offices in Ontario, California (though the fellow will probably not need to come into the office every day), but should also be ready to travel on occasion to San Bernardino or the High Desert to do trainings, intakes, or meetings. Nevertheless, the Search Committee will consider applicants who are only able to work remotely throughout all of 2021. Qualifications: The position requires California Bar membership or pending admission. Extensive evening work and frequent travel within Southern California will be required (provided COVID-19 related travel restrictions have been lifted).

The ideal candidate will have:

• A demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights or other social justice priorities;

• Experience or familiarity worker organizing campaigns;

• Knowledge of federal and California employment law and court procedures;

• Excellent legal research and writing and oral advocacy skills;

• A close familiarity with California’s demographics and need for legal services in underserved areas as well as experience working with relevant communities;

• A demonstrated ability to be a creative problem solver, strategic thinker, and legal innovator;

• Strong interpersonal skills, leadership and organizational abilities, and the capacity to work both collaboratively and independently; and

• Fluency in Spanish preferred, but not required.

Legal Aid at Work seeks a Legal Fellow for its Community Legal Services Program to help expand its services in San Bernardino County. The Fellow’s work will be conducted in partnership with the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC), a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salaries are competitive in the Bay Area public interest law community. LAAW has a union negotiated salary scale. https://www.ifpte20.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/ESC-Local-20-Legal-Aid-at-Work-Wage-Scales-2021-2023.pdf

Benefits

Benefits include health plans, long-term disability and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, and generous paid vacation and holidays.

Benefits include health plans, long-term disability and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, and generous paid vacation and holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish preferred, not required.

Fluency in Spanish preferred, not required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Ontario, CA, USA

How to Apply

To Apply: We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply. Internal candidates interested in this position should submit a cover letter, résumé, legal writing sample, law school transcript, and list of three professional references to:

Community Legal Services Fellow Search Committee, Legal Aid at Work

Email: hchen@legalaidatwork.org

Legal Aid at Work is an equal employment opportunity employer. Our complete EEO policy statement and further information concerning the organization and its programs can be found at www.legalaidatwork.org. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Legal Aid at Work will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

To Apply: We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply. Internal candidates interested in this position should submit a cover letter, résumé…

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