Domestic Violence/Family Law Attorney

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

We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy working from our Oakland, CA office. This position involves legal representation of low-income survivors of domestic violence in an array of family court proceedings, including dissolution of marriage, custody and support, UPAs and restraining orders. The position also requires conducting community education presentations and working in collaboration with the court and domestic violence organizations to address policy and impact issues affecting domestic violence survivors. The attorney in this position also assists victims of domestic violence in U Visa, VAWA, and adjustment of status petitions.


• Membership in California State Bar or licensed in another state and eligible to register as legal service Attorney
• Bilingual ability in Spanish preferred
• 2-3 years of relevant litigation experience
• Exposure to immigration law related to domestic violence
• Skills in outreach, education and collaboration with community partners
• Excellence in writing, editing and proof-reading
• Detail-oriented
• Ability to work independently and as a part of a dynamic team
• Cultural competency in working with low‐income clients from diverse backgrounds, including clients with physical and mental disabilities, LEP and LGBT clients
• Strong organizational, language and communication skills

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 on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, diversity statement (see below) and list of references to: Human Resources Department, e-mail to [email protected]. Please be sure to reference " Domestic Violence/Family Law – Alameda County" in your application.

In a separate page from your cover letter, please address the following:

BayLegal’s clients are low- and very low-income members of our communities. They include the working poor, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. To ensure our organization is best serving these populations, BayLegal strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients; to raise the level of positive client outcomes; and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 16, 2018
Expiration date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018