Kinship Care Staff 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 (Kinship Care)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Directing Attorney
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Provide caregivers living in Los Angeles County with advice and counsel, limited scope services, extensive services, and/or court representation in Probate Guardianship matters.
• Advocate on behalf of caregivers in order to help eliminate barriers to ward’s educational, public benefits, and health care needs.
• Prepare Probate Guardianship matters for pro bono placement and work with Kinship Care staff and Pro Bono Dept. to monitor status of placements and provide technical support to pro bono attorneys.
• Assist Kinship Care project staff with updating outreach and education materials and implementation of outreach and education plan targeting caregivers.
• Assist with advocacy related to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status matters brought in Probate Court, which may include conducting new client intake, preparing cases for pro bono placement, and/or providing full scope representation.
• Work with administration comply with all grant requirements.

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: 

QUALIFICATIONS
• Active member of California State Bar in good standing, or licensed in another state and eligible to practice under CRC Rule 9.45 (required).
• Minimum two-to-three years non-profit legal services experience (preferred)
• Experience in Probate Guardianship and/or Family Law (highly desired)
• Ability to train and work with volunteer attorneys and students (required)
• Spanish-language proficiency (required)

PERSONAL SKILLS:
• Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Bet Tzedek’s mission of equal justice for all and Bet Tzedek’s core values of leadership, community-based advocacy, and innovation.

To apply: 

Email letter of interest, resume, and salary history to [email protected]. (Subject: “KINSHIP”)

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: 
Bet Tzedek Legal Services hires staff without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or disability.
Salary range: 
$50,625-$71,163 (DOQ)
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016