Staff Attorney – SAFE
Agency Description: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and providing family law legal assistance, with a focus on serving domestic violence survivors. The SAFE Project focuses on assisting domestic violence survivors with family law matters, as well the indigent and limited-English proficient immigrant community.
This is a union position covered by our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide direct legal services to low-income clients in a variety of family law cases, including domestic violence restraining orders, dissolution, paternity, child custody/visitation, child support, spousal support, and other related family law matters.
- Coordinate client services with legal interns, legal assistant/advocate, pro bono attorneys and partner social service agencies.
- Conduct community legal clinics.
- Coordinate and conduct education and outreach presentations at community forums and trainings
- Produce periodic progress reports to funders.
The omission of specific job duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Other duties as may be assigned and/or requested from other managers/executives from time to time.
- Proven record of representing low-income clients strongly preferred.
- Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
- Ability to work with diverse racial and ethnic groups.
- Availability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
- Bilingual ability in at least one Asian language strongly preferred and Access to reliable means of transportation.
Education and Experience
- J.D. and active membership in California State Bar required — PROVISIONAL LICENSEES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
- 2 years of experience in family law preferred.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Occasional travel may be required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or listen. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Compensation: $58,240 – $67,000 DOE
Application Process: Apply Here >> (https://www.advancingjustice-la.org/get-involved/careers)
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.
For more information on Advancing Justice – LA, visit www.advancingjustice-la.org.
Advancing Justice – California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.
Los Angeles office