Attorney (Employment) - Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach

Exp.: 2+ Years Salary: $65,000 - $70,981 Yearly
Description:
About the Position:
Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles is the place for you!

The Organization: A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles 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. With more than 90 years of service, A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics put A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.

The Workgroup: The Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Community Outreach Project provides linguistically accessible, culturally intelligent, trauma-informed help to API clients in their preferred language, with access to all A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles services.

A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney.

Qualifications:
  • Active membership in the California State Bar with a minimum of one to two years’ experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income people;
  • Experience in providing assistance in employment law matters and other employment-related matters such as Unemployment Insurance Benefit appeals, Wage Claims, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, labor trafficking, government benefits, housing, and other poverty law issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal, organizational, and negotiation skills, and the ability to work as a team member;
  • Previous public interest experience preferred; and
  • Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0-hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate.

Examples of Duties:
  • Conduct extensive interviews with potential or retained clients;
  • Provide direct representation including counsel and advice on employment issues including UIB, Wage Claims, wrongful termination, employment discrimination; representation before the Labor Commissioner in wage claims or before EDD in UIB appeals;
  • Assist survivors of labor trafficking by preparing T Visa, U Visa, VAWA, and other immigration petitions;
  • Manage an independent caseload which includes developing case plans, conducting discovery, legal research, and representation in administrative or civil courts;
  • Organize and coordinate community education and outreach activities regarding A Frontline Law Firm for Low-Income People in Los Angeles services to API communities in the greater Los Angeles area;
  • Supervise and conduct intake through API language lines and at legal clinics at various community-based organizations;
  • Work collaboratively with team members.

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