STAFF ATTORNEY (Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project)

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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: 
1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90019
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

• Maintains an open caseload primarily in the areas of housing and eviction defense, and also some family law, immigration, and other poverty law issues;
• Organizes and coordinates community education and outreach activities regarding LAFLA services to API communities in the greater Los Angeles area;
• Identifies significant legal needs and issues facing API immigrant communities and develops plans, including litigation and policy advocacy, to address those needs and issues;
• Supervises intake conducted through API language lines and at legal clinics at various locations, including courthouses and community-based organizations; and
• In conjunction with the Pro Bono Director, recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer attorneys, law students, and community volunteers.

Requirements: 

• Active membership in the California State Bar;
• Litigation experience in State or Federal Court;
• Demonstrated knowledge of housing, eviction defense, family law or immigration preferred;
• Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively;
• Demonstrated commitment to serving Asian & Pacific Islander (API) immigrant communities;
• 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
• Bilingual in Asian language highly preferred.

To apply: 

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

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity EmployerSelection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.
Salary range: 
$50,731 – $56,456 annual/ DOE with excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016