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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
ProfileDirecting Attorney Duties: Ensures that those in the Asian & Pacific Islander community, who are eligible, have full and meaningful access to services; Supervises API project staff, law students and volunteers; Organizes and coordinates community education and outreach activities to the community; Identifies significant legal needs and issues in the community and develops plans, including litigation and policy advocacy, to address those needs and issues; Identifies barriers that have precluded significant numbers in the community from accessing legal services and develops plans to eliminate or minimize such barriers; Seeks funding opportunities in coordination with the Grants & Contracts Manager and Director of Litigation & Policy; In coordination with the Pro Bono Director, recruits, trains, and supervises volunteer attorneys, law students, and other community members; Provides legal assistance, representation and advocacy on behalf of low-income clients, primarily in the areas of immigration, family law, housing, and government benefits.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Active membership in the State Bar of California; Extensive ties to the Asian & Pacific Islander community; Demonstrated knowledge of poverty law and community legal needs, preferably in the areas of immigration, family law, housing, or government benefits; Knowledge of principles of administration and supervision; Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively; Ability to work beyond a minimum 7.0-hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks commonly in excess of 35 hours; and Bilingual in an Asian language preferred.