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We are looking for an experienced Community Legal Advocate [Hindi speaking] (50728) to join our team in Orange County.

WHO WE ARE

We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

Asian Language Legal intake Project (“ALLIP”) provides toll-free hotlines in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Filipino (Tagalog), Hindi, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese languages.  The intake staff also provides assistance in English and other languages. ALLIP is the gateway to direct legal service programs in AAAJ-LA/OC on issues such as domestic violence, family law, immigration, citizenship, discrimination and hate crime/incidents.  All callers will receive legal counsel and advice, resource information, and/or referrals to appropriate agencies depending on the issues.

WHAT WE BRING

  • The special opportunity to join a mission driven team
  • Flexible, hybrid work schedules
  • Rich medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement options through 403B and match
  • Referral and Signing bonuses

WHO YOU ARE

You share our mission of advocacy for Asian Pacific Americans. You enjoy the thrill of serving the public interest while championing civil rights and social justice. You take pride in your work enriching lives and communities in Los Angeles and across the country. You are looking for your next role in an organization that supports your career as much as you support the organization and its goals. You are looking for a job where you make a difference, and your impact is directly proportional to your contribution. You are a game changer. You are a leader. You are an advocate.

 

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Minimum Associate degree; Bachelor’s degree strong preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience
  • Fluency in verbal and written in specified above language and English, with strong ties to the local AANHPI community
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants
  • Valid driver’s license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

ABOUT THE ROLE

Under the direction of the Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Program (“ALLIP”), the Community Legal Advocate is responsible for operating the specified above language legal helpline that expands access to justice for low-income limited English-speaking immigrants and for serving as a team member to Asian Language Legal Intake Program. The pay range is between $19.35 to $24.18.  This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Your day-to-day typically includes:

63% Respond to Helpline

  • Answer English and the specified above language helpline calls from low-income, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (“AANHPI”) language-speaking individuals. Operate live the specified above language hotline from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. on business days
  • Attend trainings on legal areas covered by the helpline

27% Client Support

  • Assess legal matters, complete intake screening process, consult with Advancing Justice – LA attorneys and provide in-language counsel and advice over the phone for Family Law, Citizenship, Immigration, Employment, Housing, and other legal issues
  • Provide brief services including drafting letters, naturalization applications and legal pleadings to the clients under the supervision of attorney
  • Provide client accompaniment to administrative, immigration, and court hearings and preparing for hearings under the supervision of attorney

10% Other Duties as Assigned

  • Assist in the planning and execution of outreach activities to the community, including meeting with media and community-based organizations
  • Assist in the development and translation of written community outreach and education materials
  • Provide language support such as interpretation and translation to other substantive units within the organization
  • Support collaboration with community partner organizations through referrals and service coordination
  • Perform administrative duties including but not limited to inputting intakes into centralized database and filing closed intakes
  • All other duties as assigned

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please visit our website – https://advancingjustice-la.org/careers/

Community Legal Advocate (Bilingual Hindi)
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