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Government and Government Relations Attorney / Public Interest Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

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Company name

Inner City Law Center

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations
Public Interest Law

Years of Experience

Max 3 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Posted on

May 16,2018

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Staff Attorney, Homeless Veterans Project The candidate will lead trainings, provide technical assistance, and review completed applications for case managers at partner organizations. Will also carry a caseload and directly represent veterans throughout the Los Angeles County in cases related to VA disability benefits, military discharge upgrades and traffic tickets. Work as part of a team and share responsibilities related to the program, such as identifying systematic problems within the VA benefits application process and developing strategies to resolve them. This may include working directly with staff and leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs. May also participate in other projects related to improving these systems and may perform other duties as needed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 0-3 years of experience to provide free legal services to help homeless veterans with disabilities gain access to critical income-support benefits. Experience in developing and leading trainings is required. Should preferably have experience working with veterans, people with disabilities, and people who are low-income and/or homeless. Should preferably be awaiting results or be licensed to practice in California or another state. Veteran status is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Strong teaching and public speaking skills are needed. Should have ability to interact with a wide range of clients utilizing client-centered lawyering and trauma-informed frameworks.

Start Date: June 11, 2018.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018.

Additional info

Send cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume and 3 references.

Company info

Nell Bennett
Hiring Coordinator
Inner City Law Center
1309 East
Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021