Staff Attorney, Homeless Veterans Project

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Job location
1309 East Seventh St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90021
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Inner City Law Center
Street address: 
1309 East Seventh St.,
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We combat slum housing and develop strategies to end homelessness. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, our professional staff of 55 (including 30 attorneys) fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

Position Description:
ICLC seeks a talented, full-time Staff Attorney with 0-3 years experience to provide free legal services to help homeless veterans with disabilities gain access to critical income-support benefits. This position is part of a new partnership with the County of Los Angeles and other community nonprofits to develop an efficient and effective VA benefits application program. The Attorney will lead trainings, provide technical assistance, and review completed applications for case managers at partner organizations. The Attorney will also carry a caseload and directly represent veterans throughout the Los Angeles County in cases related to VA disability benefits, military discharge upgrades and traffic tickets.

The Attorney will work as part of a team and will share responsibilities related to the program, such as identifying systematic problems within the VA benefits application process and developing strategies to resolve them. This may include working directly with staff and leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Attorney may also participate in other projects related to improving these systems and may perform other duties as needed.

Hiring Criteria:
Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills. Strong teaching and public speaking skills. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients utilizing client-centered lawyering and trauma-informed frameworks. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Experience in developing and leading trainings. The ideal candidate will have experience working with veterans, people with disabilities, and people who are low-income and/or homeless. The ideal candidate will be awaiting results or licensed to practice in California or another state. Veteran status is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

Compensation:
Salary range is $45,000-$55,000. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply:
Priority will be given to applications received by October 29, 2017. However, we will accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, please email your cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume and three references to Lisa Charles, Program Assistant, at [email protected].

Requirements: 

Hiring Criteria:
Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills. Strong teaching and public speaking skills. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients utilizing client-centered lawyering and trauma-informed frameworks. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Experience in developing and leading trainings. The ideal candidate will have experience working with veterans, people with disabilities, and people who are low-income and/or homeless. The ideal candidate will be awaiting results or licensed to practice in California or another state. Veteran status is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

To apply: 

How to Apply:
Priority will be given to applications received by October 29, 2017. However, we will accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, please email your cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume and three references to Lisa Charles, Program Assistant, at [email protected].

Notes: 
ICLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status or medical condition.
Salary range: 
$45,000-$55,000
Submission deadline: 
Monday, October 9, 2017
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018