HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SERVICES – ELDER LAW ATTORNEY

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Job location
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13FL
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bet Tzedek
Street address: 
3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13FL
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90010
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

CLASSIFICATION: Attorney I (Union)
SALARY: $50,625-71,163 (DOQ)
DEPARTMENT: Legal
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Directing Attorney
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED

Description: Bet Tzedek’s Holocaust Survivors’ Services team provides free legal assistance to Holocaust survivors residing in Los Angeles County. The team also operates the Holocaust Survivors’ Justice Network (HSJN), a national network of law firms and social service agencies that deliver pro bono legal services to Holocaust survivors nationwide.

Tragically, Holocaust survivors are disproportionately affected by poverty and many are ending their lives impoverished, alone, and without access to adequate care or housing. In Los Angeles it is estimated that half of the Holocaust survivors are poor or low-income, while 30% live at or below the federal poverty line. The Holocaust Services Elder Law Attorney works with Bet Tzedek staff, pro bono attorneys, law clerks, and community-based organizations to undertake outreach, assessment, direct services, impact litigation, and legislative advocacy on behalf of Holocaust survivors on issues such as public benefits appeals, housing matters, elder abuse litigation, estate planning, and conservatorship.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Representation in state court and administrative hearings in public benefits, housing, elder abuse, conservatorship, and other elder law matters.
• Community outreach and education presentations to Holocaust survivors, professionals, and other community partners working with Holocaust survivors.
• Work closely with Bet Tzedek’s Associate Vice President of Pro Bono to place matters with pro bono attorneys, and train and mentor pro bono attorneys, law students, and other volunteers.
• Provide support to attorneys and social workers assisting Holocaust survivor clients through HSJN.
• Develop models and training materials for expanding elder law services for HSJN.
• Conduct legislative and administrative advocacy on issues impacting Holocaust survivor clients.

Note: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds; there is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained.

Requirements: 

General Qualifications:
• Active member of the California State Bar in good standing
• Demonstrated patience, compassion, respect, and commitment to serving low-income seniors
• Ability to manage a heavy case load and work on other assignments
• Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with other staff
• Ability to train, work with, and supervise volunteer attorneys and students
• Experience working on public benefits, housing, elder abuse, and/or conservatorship matters
• Experience working with Holocaust survivors and/or low-income seniors (preferred)
• Bilingual in English/Russian (preferred)

To apply: 

How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]. Subject: “HOLOCAUST”.

Note: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds; there is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$50,625-71,163 (DOQ)
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Expiration date: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016