Social Security and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse Full-Time Staff Attorney Position

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Job location
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
Redwood City CA, CA 94065
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo
Street address: 
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
City: 
Redwood City CA
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94065
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks a committed public interest- minded attorney who is concerned about protecting the rights of those eligible for Social Security/SSI benefits and securing the safety of older and dependent adults against abuse.

Responsibilities: Conduct intake interviews and research, advise, and represent San Mateo County adults with disabilities and older adults in the areas of elder abuse, Social Security and SSI, and access issues. Pursue all appropriate legal strategies, including litigation, in accordance with Legal Aid’s priorities. With other community agencies, pursue systemic advocacy efforts on issues affecting older and adults with disabilities. Conduct outreach and education to seniors and agencies serving these populations. Travel to senior centers and homes as necessary.

Location: Redwood Shores, California

Organization: LASSMC (www.legalaidsmc.org) is a dynamic and collegial non-profit law firm that is recognized as a leading legal services provider in the Bay Area. A non-LSC funded, legal services program with a 50 year history of collaboration and innovative programs, LASSMC is able to engage in class action litigation and to provide assistance regardless of immigration status in areas including: elder law; housing; government benefits; health and mental health; domestic violence; and special education access and disability rights.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Active membership in the California State Bar;
Demonstrated commitment to public interest law;
Excellent analytical, writing, public speaking, and communication skills;
General knowledge of or experience with issues affecting older adults and/or adults with disabilities; and
Ability to drive with access to a vehicle.

Preferred: Public benefits or health law experience
Proficiency in Spanish, Cantonese, or Tagalog
Experience working with different cultures and community organizations

To apply: 

o Apply: Fax or email a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and references to:
Hope Nakamura, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Fax: (650) 517-8973 or Email: [email protected]

Notes: 
The Legal Aid Society is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
Salary is based on experience. Excellent benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 13, 2016
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016