PLEASE POST                                                                                                               November 2018


Government Benefits and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse

Full-Time Attorney Position


The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks a committed public interest- minded attorney to advocate for older adults and adults with disabilities on government benefits issues and against abuse.


Responsibilities:  Advise and represent San Mateo County adults with disabilities and older adults in the areas of elder abuse, government benefits, and access issues. Pursue systemic advocacy efforts on issues affecting older and adults with disabilities. Conduct outreach and education to seniors and adults with disabilities and agencies serving them.


Organization:  LASSMC ( is a dynamic and collegial non-profit law firm whose mission is to fight social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty. A non-LSC funded legal services program with a 60-year history of collaboration and innovative programs, LASSMC can engage in class action litigation and provide assistance regardless of immigration status.  LASSMC addresses elder law, housing, government benefits, health, domestic violence, immigration, special education access and disability rights.


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

Ability to drive with access to a vehicle


Preferred:           Proficiency in Spanish, Cantonese, or Tagalog

Experience working with different cultures and community organizations


Salary: $60,000+ DOE.  Excellent benefits, including law school loan repayment assistance.


To Apply:            E-mail a cover letter explaining your interest, a resume, and references to:

Hope Nakamura, Directing Attorney (


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.

Attorney- Government Benefits and Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse
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