Directing Attorney (Asian & Pacific Islander Community Outreach Project)

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Job location
634 S. Spring Stret, Suite 400A
Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
634 S. Spring Street, Suite 400A
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90014
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

• Ensures that those in the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) community, who are eligible, have full and meaningful access to LAFLA's services;
• Supervises API project staff, law students and volunteers;
• Organizes and coordinates community education and outreach activities to the Asian & Pacific Islander community;
• Identifies significant legal needs and issues in the Asian & Pacific Islander community and develops plans, including litigation and policy advocacy, to address those needs and issues;
• Identifies barriers that have precluded significant numbers in the Asian & Pacific Islander community from accessing legal services and develops plans to eliminate or minimize such barriers;
• Seeksfunding opportunities in coordination with the Grants & Contracts Manager and Director of Litigation & Policy;
• In coordination with the Pro Bono Director, recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer attorneys, law students, and other community members;
• Provides legal assistance, representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income clients, primarily in the areas of immigration, family law, housing, and government benefits.

Requirements: 

• Active membership in the State Bar of California;
• Extensive ties to the Asian & Pacific Islander community;
• Demonstrated knowledge of poverty law and community legal needs, preferably in the areas of immigration, family law, housing, or government benefits;
• Knowledge of principles of administration and supervision;
• Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively;
• Ability to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks commonly in excess of 35 hours; and
• Bilingual in an Asian language preferred.

To apply: 

Please submit a cover letter & resume to Diane Talamantez, Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 634 S. Spring Street, Suite 400A, Los Angeles, CA 90014; [email protected]; (323) 801-7945 via fax.

Notes: 
An Equal Opportunity Employer: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.al Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Competitive salary based on experience, excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017