Bilingual Domestic Violence Attorney

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Job location
1735 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Street address: 
1735 Telegraph Ave
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Organization: Bay Area Legal Aid's (BayLegal) mission is to provide high quality legal assistance regardless of a client's location, language, or disability. BayLegal is the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area, with regional offices in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Santa Clara counties. BayLegal's 100+ staff members provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access.

Position: We seek an attorney to represent the legal needs of low-income survivors of domestic violence. The attorney will primarily focus on representing the family and immigration law needs of domestic violence survivors, and may also be called upon to address the housing and public benefits needs of our domestic violence survivor clients. The attorney in this position will regularly appear in court at hearings and trials; identify systemic issues affecting our clients' rights and work collaboratively to address them; perform community education and outreach; and recruit, train, and supervise volunteers. The position also involves assisting self-represented litigants with preparing, filing, and serving forms for all aspects of litigation under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, including restraining orders, custody, visitation, child and spousal support, and other miscellaneous requests for orders. We seek candidates who are comfortable and adept working in a litigation and negotiation-rich environment.


 Requirements for the Successful Candidate: 

  •  California State Bar membership with two to four years of litigation experience, including trials, evidentiary hearings, depositions, and motion practice 
  •  Experience with immigrant communities and survivors of domestic violence
  •  Excellent oral and written communications skills
  •  Ability to provide culturally appropriate services to diverse communities
  •  Experience with family law is preferred
  •  Self-directed and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  •  Ability to anticipate what needs to be done
  •  Fluency in Spanish, Tagalog, or Chinese 
To apply: 

Applications: Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by February 29, 2016. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: David McGee, Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. Please reference San Mateo Domestic Violence Attorney in your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on experience. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability; law school loan repayment; bilingual stipends; and 401k retirement plan.
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016