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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileYouth Justice Attorney The candidate will focus on providing civil legal services designed to meet the individualized needs of delinquency involved youth. Will navigate in providing legal assistance. Advocacy will be across practice areas, with a main caseload of SSI and a smaller, mixed caseload, which may include special education, health access, public benefits (e.g. foster care benefits, SSI, CalWORKs, and General Assistance), legal permanency, housing, and other work. Responsibilities include client interviews, negotiations with governmental agencies/opposing parties, research and writing, and representation at administrative and court proceedings. The attorney is expected to engage in outreach with probation, social services, law enforcement, youth service providers, and other community organizations. 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) is needed. Should have Strong commitment to youth justice issues and supporting and magnifying youth voice. Experience interviewing and working with youth is preferred. Excellent communications skills, oral and written is needed. Bilingual skills are preferred.
Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612