Attorney – Supporting Families Workgroup

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Job location
634 S. Spring Street, Suite 400A
Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
634 S. Spring Street, Suite 400A
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90014
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

• Provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence, torture and other serious crimes in both family law and immigration matters;
• Develop appropriate outreach materials and disseminate information about rights and benefits available to victims of, domestic violence and other serious crimes;
• Identify significant legal needs and issues for survivors of domestic violence in the areas of immigration and family law and develop plans, including litigation and policy to address those needs;
• Outreach to immigrant communities where survivors of torture and domestic violence are found;
• Conduct trainings and outreach to community based organizations and community groups;
• Coordinate with other assistance organizations in the area by providing referrals and implementing partner meetings to assure appropriate and efficient coverage of services;
• In conjunction with the Managing Attorney and the Pro Bono Director, recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students; and
• Supervises legal clinic at courthouse one to three times per week.

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS

• Active membership in the California State Bar;
• Administrative experience in immigration matters before USCIS and EOIR;
• Litigation experience in State or Federal Court and preferably in family law and immigration proceedings;
• Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence related family and immigration law preferred;
• Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively;
• Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate; and
• Demonstrated commitment to serving immigrant communities and survivors of domestic violence;
• Bilingual preferred.

To apply: 

Please submit a cover letter & resume to Diane Talamantez, Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 634 Spring Street, Suite 400A, Los Angeles, CA 90014; [email protected]; (323) 801-7945 via fax.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$50,731 – $56,456 annual/ DOE with excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Monday, January 30, 2017