Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid at Work

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2018

Posted on

Aug 09,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


San Francisco, CA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney, Wage Protection Program Candidate will work for Wage Protection Program with experience in, and a deep commitment to, advancing workers’ rights through employment and/or labor trafficking litigation. Will have responsibility for impact and enforcement litigation, limited client representation, and other advocacy efforts. Will empower workers in low-wage industries to attain economic security for themselves and their families by enforcing wage and anti-trafficking protections. Provide legal assistance to individuals, small groups, and classes of workers who have experienced wage theft – challenging wage and hour violations such as misclassification, failure to pay all hours worked, minimum wage, overtime, meal and rest breaks, among other kinds of violations – and/or labor trafficking. With oversight from the Program Director, will be involved in all aspects of the Program’s activities, primarily working on state and federal court wage and hour, labor trafficking, and retaliation litigation from initial fact investigation and complaint drafting through motion practice, discovery, trial, and potentially appellate work, including drafting amicus curiae briefs; and representing clients through the administrative process before the respective state agencies. Will occasionally engage in federal, state, and local policy advocacy (often within coalitions) and conduct community outreach and education. May also assist in litigating cases in other Legal Aid at Work program areas.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: California Bar membership, 3+ years of progressively developing litigation responsibility in a relevant public interest organization or employment law firm, with a primary focus on wage and hour and/or labor trafficking litigation; knowledge of federal and California wage and hour law, employment law, and court procedures; and excellent legal research and writing and oral advocacy skills. Importantly, candidates must additionally possess a close familiarity with current legal issues relevant to the rights of low-wage, and primarily, immigrant workers, and, more generally, an awareness of and sensitivity to the social and policy issues that inform advocacy on their behalf. Will be a creative problem solver, strategic thinker, and legal innovator. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, leadership and organizational abilities, and work collaboratively within teams as well as independently. Experience working with low-wage worker and immigrant communities, and fluency or a high level of proficiency in Spanish, or another commonly spoken foreign language, are strongly preferred. A commitment to Legal Aid at Work’s mission is essential.

Additional info

Send a detailed cover letter with resume, 2 legal writing samples, law school transcript, and 3 professional references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid at Work
180 Montgomery Street,
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104

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