Job Details

Youth Justice Attorney Disability Rights Focus

Company name

Bay Area Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 02,2019

Valid Through

Aug 15,2019

Posted on

Feb 04,2019

Location

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Youth Justice Attorney (Disability Rights Focus)
Duties: Represent youth who are involved in the juvenile delinquency system. Will provide civil legal services designed to meet the individualized needs of delinquency involved youth, with a particular focus on SSI cases for children with disabilities. May also include a smaller, mixed caseload in areas such as special education, health access, public benefits (e.g. foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and General Assistance), legal permanency, housing, and other work. Clients served by this 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. Responsibilities include client interviews, negotiations with governmental agencies/opposing parties, research and writing, and representation at administrative and court proceedings. Expected to engage in outreach with probation, social services, law enforcement, youth service providers, and other community organizations.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: California State Bar membership; 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 preferred. 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 but not required. Demonstrated experience with youth benefits programs, working with youth, trafficking survivors, and/or culturally diverse, low-income client populations. Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.

Additional info

Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, diversity statement (see below) and list of references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

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