The LMU Loyola Law School Rights in Systems Enforced Clinic (LLS RISE Clinic) is a new addition to LLS’s robust clinical programs, made possible through a grant from the Office of Victims of Crime. The LLS RISE Clinic is housed under the umbrella of the Loyola Social Justice Law Clinic (LSJLC), an impressive aggregation of LLS’s full-time clinics including: the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP), which includes the Juvenile Justice Clinic (JJC), the Juvenile Innocence and Fair Sentencing Clinic (JIFS), and the Youth Justice Education Clinic (YJEC); the Loyola Project for the Innocent (LPI); the Ninth Circuit Appellate Clinic; the Post-Conviction Relief Clinic; the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic(LIJC); the International Genocide Justice Clinic; and the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. The LLS RISE Clinic provides direct legal representation to crime victims, in particular, victims of violent crimes caught up in the criminal and/or immigration enforcement systems, with a focus on youth, those with disabilities, the LGBTQ population, homeless individuals, and immigrants. The LLS RISE Clinic also conducts trainings with relevant stakeholders including law enforcement agencies, pro bono firms, social service providers and community-based organizations to encourage a holistic understanding of the victims’ rights legal framework.
The LLS RISE Clinic seeks applicants for a Staff Attorney position. This position will work with the LLS RISE Clinic Director to support the first crime victims’ rights clinic in Los Angeles County. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interviewing and directly assisting clients under the supervision of the Director; conducting legal assessments and providing legal services for crime victims represented by the LLS RISE Clinic, assisting with clinical teaching and supervising certified law students, grant reporting requirements and other data tracking tasks. The Staff Attorney will work under the supervision of LLS RISE Clinic Director. The position is a full-time exempt position for a term of 21 months, subject to renewal based on the availability of continued funding.
Qualifications for the Ideal Candidate:
•Active membership in the California State Bar required
•Experience in the practice of law, including two-three years immigration experience and/ or competence in federal and/or state criminal law and procedure
•Commitment to serving the needs of victims of crime
•Ability to develop cooperative relationships with other legal service providers •Ability to develop and implement effective systems for managing own case load, as well as supervising and monitoring legal caseloads handled law students
•Experience developing and providing trainings to diverse groups
•Fluency in Spanish required
•Knowledge of trafficking and the issues affecting trafficked persons
•Experience practicing criminal law in the Central District of California and 9th Circuit Court of Appeal
•Familiarity with the rights of victims of crime and resources available to them
•Experience in a legal services programs
•Assume caseload of crime victim clients;
•Develop and implement creative, alternate legal strategies to assist crime victims;
•Support clinical teaching for law students;
•Recruit, supervise and train pro bono attorneys to assist crime victim clients;
•Recruit and supervise legal fellows or interns;
•Coordinate legal emergency response efforts.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as we anticipate hiring in November or December of 2021 with a start day in early January 2022.
The LMU Loyola Law School Rights in Systems Enforced Clinic (LLS RISE Clinic) is a new addition to LLS’s robust clinical programs, made possible through a grant from the Office of Victims of Crime. The LLS RISE Clinic is housed under the umbrella…
Fluency in Spanish required
Fluency in Spanish required