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Join the growing Financial Security and Stability team at Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE) and help build our foreclosure prevention project. We provide a vital service, advising and aggressively advocating for and representing in court homeowners who are seniors or adults with disabilities facing foreclosure or foreclosure related law suits. We also work to preserve generational wealth and prevent financial elder abuse through end-of-life planning and advocacy. The work is intense and demanding, but very rewarding.

For over 40 years, LAE has provided free legal advice and representation to San Francisco’s seniors and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to protect and advance the right of San Francisco’s seniors and adults with disabilities to be housed, healthy, financially stable, and safe. Our primary practice areas are Eviction Defense/Housing Preservation (tenants only), Income Support, Health Law, Financial and Physical Elder Abuse Prevention, Debt Collection Defense, Foreclosure Prevention, End of Life Planning and Conservatorship Defense. LAE is a friendly and collaborative work environment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Member State Bar of California
  • Strong written, verbal and interviewing skills
  • Patient, flexible and kind
  • Works well in a team
  • Ability to independently manage a caseload

EXTREMELY DESIRABLE

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Cantonese and/or Mandarin

HIGHLY DESIRABLE

  • Knowledge of housing law, foreclosure and/or estate planning
  • Knowledge of legal issues related to poverty and/or aging
  • Trial experience
  • Experience working with elderly or disabled individuals or those experiencing a crisis
  • Experience working in a non-profit legal service organization, or other non-profit
  • Familiar with or resident of San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide legal advice and full scope legal representation to clients facing loss of home ownership
  • Preparation of homestead exemptions
  • Preparation of Wills, Special Needs Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney–Financial, and Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Work with Financial Security and Stability Team on consumer and financial elder abuse cases, and other matters as needed
  • Conduct intake interviews with new clients, including home visits, when necessary
  • Outreach and develop partnerships with community organizations and HUD certified mortgage counselors
  • Attend weekly program meetings, staff meetings, and relevant supervision meetings

This position requires the initiative to develop legal skills, including oral and written advocacy and legal research, as well as case management skills including client communications, tracking case deadlines, and monitoring workload. The supervising attorney and the entire foreclosure prevention team will provide the necessary support and serve as a resource to nurture this initiative.

SUPERVISED BY: Supervising Attorney

WORKING CONDITIONS

The position requires working with individuals during moments of extreme stress and instability. The position also requires the provision of culturally-sensitive and empathetic services. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Due to the COVID pandemic, our office is working on a hybrid schedule that includes both working from home and in the office. This position particularly will be required to work sometime in person/in the office for mandatory court appearances, required client meetings, hearings and depositions, and some supervision of staff attorneys and administrative staff.  

UNION MEMBERSHIP

After successful completion of a probationary period (90 days), membership in the National Organization of Legal Services Workers becomes a condition of employment.


Join the growing Financial Security and Stability team at Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE) and help build our foreclosure prevention project. We provide a vital service, advising and aggressively advocating for and representing in…

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  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Salário
USD $72.000 - USD $93.000
/ ano
Union salary scale determined primarily by years of related experience

Benefícios

COMPENSATION

We offer a family friendly environment, and compensation based on competitive public interest salaries along with a generous benefits package. The estimated annual salary range is $72,000- $95,000 (placement in range determined union scale primarily based by years of related experience). LAE’s benefits package includes 100% employer covered medical, dental, and life insurance for employees and dependent children and up 75% for spouses; LAE student debt reimbursement program; employer paid CA Bar license and/or social work license fees; and 401k retirement plan with annual LAE contribution. LAE has a generous paid leave policy which includes: sick leave; parental leave; compensation time, 19 holidays each year; and vacation (starting at 15 days and increasing with additional years of employment). Relocation benefits if moving from out of San Francisco Bay Area.

COMPENSATION

We offer a family friendly environment, and compensation based on competitive public interest salaries along with a generous benefits package. The estimated…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

EXTREMELY DESIRABLE: Bilingual in English and Spanish, Cantonese and/or Mandarin


EXTREMELY DESIRABLE: Bilingual in English and Spanish, Cantonese and/or Mandarin


Localização

Presencial
1663 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

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Instruções:

TO APPLY: E-MAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER

If you find that you meet many of the qualifications in the job description, we encourage you to apply and explain in your cover letter why your experience would make you a good fit for the position. We recognize that organizations may miss out on strong applicants who screen themselves out of the process because they do not meet every qualification and that disproportionately impacts people from historically marginalized backgrounds. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team and a welcoming, inclusive and culturally diverse staff allows us to best serve our community. We look forward to your application.

LAE seeks to fill all positions with people who share our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity. We encourage all interested individuals to apply—especially people of color; women; people from low-income backgrounds; people with disabilities; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary; or anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category. We believe that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity, and are committed to not discriminating on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE NOTIFIED.

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