Legal Services Attorney

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

Organization: Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) helps clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area at our seven county regional offices, and mobile advocacy clinics, and through our nationally-recognized Legal Advice Line. Our services include advice, referrals, limited scope assistance, extended representation, public policy and impact advocacy, trainings, and community education. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, BayLegal ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. BayLegal’s 120+ staff members provide civil legal aid in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access.

Position: We are seeking an experienced attorney to provide representation in a range of BayLegal substantive areas, with a primary focus on public benefits and health care matters. The position may involve the following duties:
• Core case work includes representing clients in matters related to SSI, Medi-Cal, CalWorks, General Assistance, CalFresh, and other state and federal benefit programs.
• Developing impact advocacy and litigation strategies to remove systemic barriers for client populations, including particularly vulnerable groups such as refugees, individuals who served in the military, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and individuals who are homeless or at-risk.
• Establishing connections to community and government agency partners serving client populations.
• Identifying policy issues impacting client well-being and devising ways to change policies affecting economic stability and opportunities for self-sufficiency of clients and the client-eligible community;
• Conducting community education presentations focused on civil legal issues.


Core Competencies:
• Two years of litigation in relevant subject areas or other relevant substantive experience
• Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision
• Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills and is very detail-oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team
• Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done
• Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details;
• Good sense of humor;
• A driver’s license and access to a car; and
• Spanish preferred.

To apply: 

Applications: 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. Applicants are encouraged to apply before October 7, 2016. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. Please reference CCC Legal Services Attorney Position in your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; law school loan repayment; bilingual stipends; and 401k retirement plan.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 7, 2016