Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Community Legal Advocate - Bilingual (Thai/English)

Position Summary: Advancing Justice-LA seeks a full-time bilingual Legal Advocate (must be bilingual in Thai/English), to staff a legal helpline that expands access to justice for low-income limited English speaking immigrants.  The Asian Language Legal Intake Program (ALLIP) is recognized nationally as a model for its innovation and its ability to expand legal representation and advice to Asian clients in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Answer hotline calls from mostly low-income, Thai speaking individuals;
  • Assess legal matters, consult with Advancing Justice-LA attorneys and provide in-language counsel and advice over the phone for Family Law, Immigration, Employment, and Housing; 
  • Provide brief services to callers with the support of a supervising attorney; 
  • Assist in the planning and execution of outreach activities to the Thai community, including meeting with media and community-based organizations;
  • Assist in the development of and translation of written community outreach and education materials; 
  • Provide language support to other substantive units within the organization; 
  • Attend trainings on legal areas covered by the helpline;
  • Support collaboration through referrals and service coordination; and
  • Administrative duties, including inputting intakes into centralized database and filing closed intakes;
  • Other duties as assigned. 
 
Qualifications:
  • Fluency in Thai and English, with strong ties to the local Thai community (fluency in written Thai a strong plus);
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants;  
  • Ability to work independently, under general supervision;
  • Strong preference for applicants with some knowledge and experience in at least two of the following legal areas: family, public benefits, housing, immigration, employment, or consumer;
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation.
Compensation:
Excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision, long-term disability and life) and retirement package.  Parking provided.
 
Application Process:
Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Attn: Thai Community Legal Advocate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Fax: 213- 977-7595; e-mail:  [email protected]    
 
Position will remain open until filled.  No phone calls please.  
 
For more information on Advancing Justice - LA, visit www.advancingjustice-la.org.
Agency Description: 

Advancing Justice – California 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’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552

ត្រូវការជំនួយជាភាសាខ្មែរ:

800.867.3126
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Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395

 

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.