Staff Attorney(s)

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Commensurate with experience

Published

10/31/2018

Address

San Francisco and Oakland
CA
United States

Description

API Legal Outreach is the largest social justice legal organization serving the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Latino communities of the Greater Bay Area and Central Valley. Founded in 1975, our mission is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation, social services, and advocacy for the most marginalized segments of the community including low-income women, seniors, recent immigrants, and youth. With offices in Oakland, Stockton, and San Francisco, our work is focused in the areas of domestic violence/family law, immigration and immigrant rights, senior law and elder abuse prevention, the rights of those with disabilities, anti-human trafficking, youth violence prevention, affordable housing preservation and tenants' rights, and other social justice issues.


With this announcement APILO is seeking to fill 3+ attorney positions for the immigration/naturalization, housing/tenants' rights, senior and disability rights projects. See www.apilegaloutreach.org for more details. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide full range of legal representation to low-income clients primarily in the project areas listed above.

2. Conduct community education and outreach.

3. Staff clinics at sites accessible to consumers.

4. Provide technical assistance and training to community and public agencies.

5. Represent the organization at community, legal, funding, and other meetings and functions.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. At least two (2) years experience in representing low-income and non-English speaking trafficked clients in matters regarding immigration status, state civil law matters, and/or matters requiring civil litigation.

2. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and the advancement of underserved communities of color.

3. Bilingual and bicultural skills particularly relevant to targeted underserved communities (especially Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog, or Southeast Asian language).

4. Strong advocacy and courtroom skills.

5. Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar.

6. Ability to work well in a team-oriented, multi-cultural work environment.

7. Working knowledge of Abacus Law and Immigrant Pro, or similar programs.

8. California driver’s license and own vehicle preferred.

Benefits

Health insurance, paid vacation, holiday, sick leave

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

jobs@apilegaloutreach.org
http://www.apilegaloutreach.org

If interested, send cover letter and resume with 3 professional references to: Personnel Committee, jobs@apilegaloutreach.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.


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