Bilingual Economic Justice Attorney

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Job location
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Our Alameda County office in Oakland is currently looking for a legal services attorney working primarily on economic justice issues, particularly related to state and county public benefits programs. This attorney will focus on the following activities:

• Client representation primarily in public benefits matters, including CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance, and other benefits programs.
• Developing partnerships and coordinating collaborative efforts with community partners serving our client populations; promoting connections with government agencies that serve our client populations and participation in state and county meetings and workgroups;
• Engaging in impact advocacy and litigation to remove systemic barriers to accessing public benefits for client populations, including for particularly vulnerable groups such as refugees, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, homeless individuals, and people with disabilities;
• Conducting community education presentations and outreach focused on civil legal issues.

Requirements: 

• Membership in good standing of the California State Bar; or admitted to practice in another state and eligible to practice in California for 3 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program (must pass CA bar at a later date).
• Passion for and deep understanding of working with a diverse community of low-income individuals;
• Familiarity with government benefits programs;
• Three years of litigation, legal services, or other relevant substantive experience;
• Excellent communication, writing and public speaking skills;
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team; Strong community outreach and training skills.
• Bilingual in Spanish or an API language.

To apply: 

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. Please send cover letter, racial diversity statement (see BayLegal.org/employment for details), resume, references, and writing sample to [email protected]. Be sure to refer to the “Bilingual Economic Justice Legal Services Attorney – Oakland, CA” in the title of your email.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017