Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Staff Attorney – Survivor and Family Empowerment

Position Summary:  
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and providing family law legal assistance, with a focus on serving domestic violence survivors. The SAFE Project focuses on assisting domestic violence survivors with family law matters, as well the indigent and limited-English proficient immigrant community. 
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Handle a variety of family law cases, including domestic violence restraining orders, dissolution of marriage cases, parentage cases, child custody and child support hearings, and other related family law matters
  • Provide court representation
  • Counsel and advise clients on their legal rights, prepare court forms and documents, draft declarations, and conduct legal research and writing including memorandum of points and authorities
  • Coordinate client services with legal interns, legal assistant/advocate, and partner social service agencies
  • Conduct community legal clinics
  • Coordinate and conduct education and outreach presentations at community forums and trainings
  • Produce periodic progress reports to funders
  • All other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
 
Education and Experience:
  • J.D. and Active membership in California State Bar required
  • 2 years of experience in family law preferred
 
Other Qualifications:
  • Experience in domestic violence advocacy and/or a sincere commitment to working on behalf of domestic violence survivors
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Prior experience handling independent projects or assignments with legal services preferred
  • Ability to work with diverse racial and ethnic groups
  • Availability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
  • Bilingual ability in at least one Asian language strongly preferred and
  • Access to reliable means of transportation. 
Compensation
$51,500 - $67,000 DOE
 
Status
Full Time, Exempt
 
Union Status
Yes 
 
Application Process:
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.

FOR LEGAL HELP

Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.