Job Details

Bilingual Economic Justice Attorney

Company name

Bay Area Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 06,2018

Posted on

Apr 17,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Berkeley, CA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Profile

Bilingual Economic Justice Attorney The candidate will be working primarily on economic justice issues, particularly related to state and county public benefits programs. Client representation primarily in public benefits matters, including CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance, and other benefits programs. Developing partnerships and coordinating collaborative efforts with community partners serving our client populations; promoting connections with government agencies that serve our client populations and participation in state and county meetings and workgroups. Engaging in impact advocacy and litigation to remove systemic barriers to accessing public benefits for client populations, including for particularly vulnerable groups such as refugees, survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, homeless individuals, and people with disabilities. Conducting community education presentations and outreach focused on civil legal issues.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Membership in good standing of the California State Bar; 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). Must have deep understanding of working with a diverse community of low-income individuals. Must have familiarity with government benefits programs. Must have 3+ years of litigation, legal services, or other relevant substantive experience. Excellent communication, writing and public speaking skills is required. Must be Bilingual in Spanish or an API language.

Additional info

Send cover letter, racial diversity statement , resume, references, and writing sample.

Company info

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

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