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 (www.legalaidsmc.org) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.