Job Details

Youth Justice Attorney

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

Dec 24,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Youth Justice Attorney
Duties: Focus on providing civil legal services designed to meet the individualized needs of youth who are systems-involved, trafficked, and/or homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Will be across practice areas, including health access, benefits (e.g., foster care benefits, SSI, CalWORKs, and General Assistance), permanency, housing, foster care, reentry and education. Clients served by the youth justice team experience high rates of sexual exploitation, abuse and neglect, and mental health-related disabilities which Will be expected to navigate in providing legal assistance/receive support in navigating. 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 social services, law enforcement, youth service providers, and other community organizations. Will attend regular meetings at the County office, where the Youth Justice team has its hub, but will potentially work with clients and stakeholders.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 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). 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 victims, and/or culturally diverse, low-income client populations. Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.

Company info

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

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