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Staff Attorney - SAFE (39408)

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Agency Description

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is one of the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organizations focused on serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs). 

Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and organizational capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of AANHPI communities while building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.  

Advancing Justice-LA is based in downtown Los Angeles, with additional offices in Orange County and Sacramento.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and providing family law legal assistance, with a focus on serving domestic violence survivors. The SAFE Project focuses on assisting domestic violence survivors with family law matters, as well the indigent and limited-English proficient immigrant community. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct legal services to low-income clients in a variety of family law cases, including domestic violence restraining orders, dissolution, paternity, child custody/visitation, child support, spousal support, and other related family law matters.
  • Coordinate client services with legal interns, legal assistant/advocate, pro bono attorneys and partner social service agencies.
  • Conduct community legal clinics.
  • Coordinate and conduct education and outreach presentations at community forums and trainings
  • Produce periodic progress reports to funders.

The omission of specific job duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Other duties as may be assigned and/or requested from other managers/executives from time to time.

Education and Experience

  • J.D. and active membership in California State Bar required -- PROVISIONAL LICENSEES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • 2 years of experience in family law preferred.

Other Qualifications

  • Proven record of representing low-income clients strongly preferred.
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting. 
  • Ability to work with diverse racial and ethnic groups.
  • Availability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual ability in at least one Asian language strongly preferred and Access to reliable means of transportation.

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

Occasional travel may be required. 

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms 

This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds 

Direct Reports

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Agency Description

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is one of the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organizations focused on serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 11, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 60,724 - USD 75,905

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual ability in at least one Asian language strongly preferred

Bilingual ability in at least one Asian language strongly preferred

Location

On-site
1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

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