Staff Attorney
Job Details
LA Office - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$60,724.00 - $86,532.00 Salary/year
Negligible
Day
Legal

SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE  

ELIGIBLE FOR SIGNING BONUS ! ! 

We are looking for an experienced Staff Attorney to join our Impact Litigation team in Los Angeles.

WHO WE ARE

We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

WHAT WE BRING

  • The special opportunity to join a mission driven team
  • Flexible, hybrid work schedules
  • Rich medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement options through 403B and match
  • Referral and Signing bonuses

WHO YOU ARE

You share our mission of advocacy for Asian Pacific Americans. You enjoy the thrill of serving the public interest while championing civil rights and social justice. You take pride in your work enriching lives and communities in Los Angeles and across the country. You are looking for your next role in an organization that supports your career as much as you support the organization and its goals. You are looking for a job where you make a difference, and your impact is directly proportional to your contribution. You are a game changer. You are a leader. You are an advocate.

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Juris Doctorate and an active member in good standing with the California State Bar within 7 months of hire
  • Minimum of two (2) years of varied litigation experience
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to complex problems
  • Assemble the facts and evidence crucial to cases through creative low-cost investigation strategies, and efficient removal of irrelevant information
  • Arrange and preserve facts acquired to further effective communication, identify information still needed, track patterns of behavior, and more efficiently advocate for clients
  • Bilingual or biliterate in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

ABOUT THE ROLE

As part of Advancing Justice Los Angeles Impact Litigation program and under the direction of the Supervising Attorney, the Staff Attorney is responsible for performing client counseling and representation duties. The Staff Attorney meets and advises clients of legal rights and issues; conducts legal research, writing, and litigates on behalf of injured clients. These activities are expected to include client interviews, meeting with community partners to collaborate on responding to issues, investigating cases, preparing for action, participating in arbitration, preparing court filings, appearing in court or before administrative agents, and performing other legal advocacy as needed. The pay range is $60,724 to $86,532. This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Your day-to-day typically includes:

45% Client-Facing Advocacy

  • Meet with and advise clients of legal rights and options
  • Prepare court filings and other documents on behalf of clients
  • Conduct legal research, investigate circumstances of client cases, and identify relevant facts
  • Collaborate with community partner organizations to identify clients and address client needs
  • Represent clients in depositions, hearings, and court, arbitration, or administrative proceedings

35% Voting Rights Advocacy

  • Assist partner advocates in monitoring and advocating on behalf of voting rights
  • Support advocates with research, analysis, and testimony as needed
  • Assist in developing materials and training AANHPI community members and community-based organizations in regions of interest on election language access, vote dilution, and other voting rights related matters
  • Work with regional coalitions to promote access to participation in elections
  • Work on voting-rights related amici briefs and potentially litigate voting related cases
  • Represent populations of interest in court and/or administrative or rulemaking proceedings

20% Other Advocacy

  • Assist in developing and presenting community education programs on issues of interest to client communities
  • Assist in operating and providing support for AAAJ-LA legal clinics
  • Participate in community partner collaborations relating to services and advocacy on issues of interest to client communities
  • Work with Supervising Attorney to meet funding and reporting requirements
  • Assist policy advocates with research, analysis, and testimony as needed
  • All other duties as assigned

To apply for this role, please visit our website - https://advancingjustice-la.org/careers/ 

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