Job Details

Directing Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type



Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Nov 17,2017

Posted on

Nov 09,2016
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Directing 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.

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