Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Jun 12, 2019
Location : Senior Legal Secretary Location : South LA Community Office Salary : $39,630.91 to $51,796.01/annual DOE, excellent benefits Availability : Immediately Application Deadline : Continuous until position is filled Program Description The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)   is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of   Senior Legal Secretary . LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education. The Organization:   LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys. LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit   lafla.org . Qualifications At least three (3) years’ experience as a litigation secretary; Type 60 wpm., with excellent proofing skills, as well as being able to transcribe from dictating equipment; Must be proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Knowledge of civil filing procedures and deadlines; Familiarity with filing procedures for the United States District Court, Central District of California strongly preferred, including e-filing; Good written and oral communications skills; Bilingual in Spanish preferred; Demonstrated ability to work independently; and Ability to work collaboratively with all LAFLA staff, clients, and community organizations. Examples of Duties Prepares and proofreads legal correspondence, agreements, petitions, pleadings, motions and interrogatories; Prepares drafts of routine correspondence, interrogatories and pleadings, selecting appropriate data from the files, discusses specific problems that require individualized drafting with the attorney; and prepares final drafts for attorney review; Performs a variety of responsible secretarial duties such as setting up and/or maintaining filing systems, tickler systems, appointment calendars, answering inquiries over the phone or in person, and managing secretarial and administrative details with minimum direction; Coordinates logistic and administrative aspects of legal workshops, such as typing, updating, and translating (if applicable) workshop manuals and PowerPoint presentations, maintain client mailing list, preparing and sending out fliers; Assists attorneys or legal staff with translating for monolingual speaking clients in attorney-client meetings, administrative and trial hearings and correspondence if applicable; Provides support in short-term legal projects, including, but not limited to trial preparation tasks; and Other duties as assigned. How to Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Senior Legal Secretary” in the subject line. Probationary Period : A six-month probationary period will be required. An Equal Opportunity Employer : Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA Legal
Jun 12, 2019
POSITION:   Attorney – Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project LOCATION:  Long Beach Community Office SALARY:   $56,000-$69,374/DOE with excellent benefits AVAILABILITY:  Immediately APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Continuous until position is filled Program Description The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)   is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of   Attorney . LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education. The Organization:   LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys. LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org . Qualifications Active membership in the California State Bar; Litigation experience in State or Federal Court; Experience in matters before USCIS, EOIR or other administrative bodies; Demonstrated knowledge of family law, immigration and/or other poverty law preferred; Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively; Demonstrated commitment to serving Asian & Pacific Islander (API) immigrant communities; Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate; and Bilingual in Khmer, Hindi, or other Asian language strongly preferred. Examples of Duties Maintains an open caseload primarily in the areas of family law, immigration, and other poverty law issues; Organizes and coordinates community education and outreach activities regarding LAFLA services to API communities in the greater Los Angeles area; Recruit, train, and mentor pro bono attorneys, law students, and other volunteers; Identifies significant legal needs and issues facing API immigrant communities and develops plans, including litigation and policy advocacy, to address those needs and issues; and Supervises intake conducted through API language lines and at legal clinics at various locations, including courthouses and community-based organizations. How to Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Attorney – API” in the subject line. Probationary Period:   A one-year probationary period will be required. An Equal Opportunity Employer:   Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Long Beach, CA, USA Legal
Jun 12, 2019
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)   is accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney to join its management team and lead a group of talented, resourceful and mission-driven attorneys who are dedicated to offering free legal services in low-income neighborhoods. Based out of our South Los Angeles Community office, the position offers an opportunity to   lead a robust practice   that includes   impact litigation, policy advocacy and direct legal representation   on behalf of clients throughout our service area. With your team, you will work to form legal strategies aimed at preventing unfair displacement, preserve and expand affordable housing and defend our clients’ civil rights. If you seek to use your legal training to remove barriers to opportunity, challenge the policies and practices that contribute to homelessness, and have the skills and passion to lead a team of similarly-motivated attorneys, then we encourage you to apply. The Organization:   LAFLA is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles (www.LAFLA.org). LAFLA enters its 90th year working to level the playing field and ensure that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines working in the communities we serve to seek positive change. LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys. LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit   www.lafla.org . Qualifications Active membership in the California State Bar; Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in litigation and policy work, especially on matters of public interest affecting low-income individuals; Demonstrated knowledge of applicable law and community legal needs; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Demonstrated ability to handle and supervise the legal work of others both with respect to direct services, policy advocacy and complex litigation; Knowledge of principles of administration and supervision; Previous experience in a legal services program preferred, but not required; Ability to work cooperatively with staff effectively at all levels of the Foundation; Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population. What Your Workweek May Entail Manage the workload of approximately seven attorneys in the Housing and Communities Workgroup in the areas of housing, community economic development, and civil rights; Serve as lead counsel on impact cases, trials and appeals in state and federal courts as appropriate; Work with the Director of Litigation & Policy to ensure the Foundation’s mission is being fulfilled and reflected in an annual work plan setting goals for the workgroup; Conduct annual performance evaluations of all staff assigned and implement performance standards; In conjunction with the development department, participate in resource development, including management of grants, as necessary, identifying and pursuing grants and other funding; Ensure regulatory compliance on cases reported to funders; Work with other Managing Attorneys to meet the overall goals of the Foundation; Secure training opportunities for staff attorneys in relevant substantive legal areas; and Conduct case review meetings to ensure that legal services provided are consistent with LAFLA’s priorities, policies and procedures, and that they maximize office resources to provide the highest quality client service. Salary Salary depends on experience and includes excellent benefits. How to Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume online to   jobs@lafla.org . Include “Managing Attorney – Housing and Communities” in the subject line. Probationary Period : A one-year probationary period will be required. An Equal Opportunity Employer : Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA Legal
Jun 12, 2019
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)   is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of   Paralegal . LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in Greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education. The Organization:   LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys. LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit   www.lafla.org . Qualifications A four (4) year degree or Paralegal Certificate; One (1) year relevant work experience preferred; Experience in providing assistance to low-income or homeless individuals, including interviewing; Prefer experience working in diverse poverty law issues; Some knowledge of, landlord-tenant law, government benefits, or criminal expungement is preferred; Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Organized, with ability to work on high-volume caseload; and Ability to be flexible in job duties. Example of Duties Work in conjunction with the staff attorneys; Work with external case managers and social workers; Interview and counsel clients on various legal issues; Collect client data for grant reporting purposes; and Participate in clinics and other community outreach projects; Work effectively as part of a team including other attorneys, support staff, and students; Ability to work effectively with staff members from outside community based organizations, government agencies, and homeless service providers; Other duties as assigned. How to Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Paralegal-Homeless Prevention” in the subject line. Probationary Period : A nine-month probationary period will be required. An Equal Opportunity Employer : Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status. *NOTE – This position is part of a special program created using designated funds. There is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA Legal