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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileTemporary Youth Justice Attorney The candidate will focus on providing civil legal services designed to meet the individualized needs of homeless and trafficked youth. Will be across practice areas, including health access, benefits (e.g. foster care benefits, SSI, CalWORKs, and General Assistance), immigration, permanency, housing, foster care, and education. Clients served by the homeless youth project experience high rates of sexual exploitation, abuse and neglect, and mental health related issues which the attorney will be expected to navigate in providing legal assistance. Will be expected to run on-site legal clinics at youth shelters and meet with youth in a variety of locations throughout counties. Responsibilities include client interviews, negotiations with governmental agencies/opposing parties, research and writing, and representation at administrative and court proceedings. Engage in outreach with social services, law enforcement, youth and trafficking service providers, and other community organizations, and coordinate off-site legal clinics to target homeless youth in the Peninsula and South Bay regions of the Bay Area.
Qualification and Experience
REQUIREMENTS: California State Bar membership (will be considered if results pending); or admitted to practice in another state and eligible to practice in California for 3 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program (must pass CA Bar at a later date). Strong commitment to youth justice issues and supporting and magnifying youth voice. Experience interviewing and working with youth is. Must be self-directed and be comfortable working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment. Excellent communications skills, oral and written. Bilingual skills are preferred. Experience with youth benefits programs, working with youth, trafficking victims, and/or culturally diverse, low-income client populations. Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team. Established relationships with community partners in counties strongly preferred.