Aug 26, 2019

Staff Attorney Homeless Veterans - Los Angeles

  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Legal Immigration Support and Advocacy Services Legal Aid and Advocacy

Job Description

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. Over the next six months, we will add about a dozen talented and diverse lawyers, paralegals, and other staff to our team so that we can serve far more people.


Position Description: ICLC seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney with 0-3 years experience to provide free legal services to help homeless veterans with disabilities gain access to critical income-support benefits. This position is part of a partnership with the County of Los Angeles and other community nonprofits to develop an efficient and effective VA benefits application program. The Staff Attorney will carry a caseload and directly represent veterans throughout the Los Angeles County in cases related to VA disability benefits, military discharge upgrades and traffic tickets.


The Staff Attorney will work as part of a team and will share responsibilities related to the program, such as identifying systematic problems within the VA benefits application process and developing strategies to resolve them. This may include working directly with staff and leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Staff Attorney may also participate in other projects related to improving these systems and may perform other duties as needed.


Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills. Strong teaching and public speaking skills. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients utilizing client-centered lawyering and trauma-informed frameworks. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Experience in developing and leading trainings. Experience working with veterans, people with disabilities, and people who are low-income and/or homeless. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.


Compensation: Salary range is $57,000 - $62,000. Excellent benefits.

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