Job Details

Bilingual Staff Attorney

Company name

The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Oct 11, 2020

Posted on

Jun 28, 2020

Years of Experience

Max 4 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Profile

Bilingual Staff Attorney
Duties: Help people living with cancer understand and navigate a complex array of state and federal laws and programs, including laws pertaining to employment, insurance, government benefits, estate planning, and end of life care planning. Under the supervision of the Associate Directors, will be responsible for the following: Work with staff to operate national Telephone Assistance Line, conducting intakes with callers, researching legal questions/concerns, and providing information, education, resources and referrals in a timely manner; Coordinate and conduct training and outreach presentations in English and Spanish on cancer-related legal issues to a variety of audiences including cancer patients and survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, and legal professionals; Develop written training materials and publications on cancer-related legal issues; Train, supervise, and work with law students and volunteers; Participate in collaborative efforts and coalitions within the cancer, health, and legal communities, attending meetings, phone calls, conferences, and outreach events; Participate in the organization’s policy advocacy efforts; Develop and maintain files of resources and contacts; Prepare reports, correspondence, and other documents as needed; Participate in organizational planning and development to better serve the cancer community; Perform other duties as assigned to further the mission.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree. Active California State Bar membership-OR-temporary eligibility to practice law as a registered legal services attorney pursuant to Cal. Rule of Court 964 with the intention of taking the California Bar within a year. Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish. 0-4 years of experience in public interest law, Superior academic credentials. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Exceptionally organized, conscientious, self-motivated, with good analytical skills. Ability to exercise tact and sensitivity when speaking to people affected by cancer in medical, emotional, and financial crises. Ability to explain complicated legal issues to a non-legal audience Ability to recognize underlying issues and unspoken concerns. Ability to work independently, multi-task, and thrive in fast-paced environment. Computer literacy –familiarity with PC, Windows, Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and legal research databases such as Lexis and Westlaw. Must have access to transportation and a valid California ID. Flexibility for occasional weekend and evening work. Preferred: Familiarity with disability, employment, or health law. Personal experience with cancer or other disabilities. Experience conducting client intakes in person or over the phone. Public speaking experience. Will have a demonstrated commitment to public interest, superior academic credentials, and a desire to help people in crises.

Additional info

Send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC)
919 S. Albany street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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