Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project Staff Attorney – Family Law

Position Summary:  The staff attorney will be part of the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project and be responsible for coordinating and providing family law legal assistance.  The SAFE Project focuses on assisting domestic violence survivors, as well as the indigent and limited-English proficient immigrant community.     
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Handle a variety of family law cases, including domestic violence restraining orders, dissolution of marriage cases, paternity cases, child custody and child support hearings, and other related family law matters;
  • Provide court representation;
  • Counseling and advising clients on their legal rights, preparing court forms and documents, conducting legal research and representing clients in court;
  • Coordinate client service with legal interns, partner social service groups, and through community legal clinics;
  • Coordinate and conduct education and outreach presentations at community forums and trainings; 
  • Produce periodic progress reports to funders; and
  • Develop and revise unit materials including training manuals and client brochures.
  • Qualifications: 
  • Active membership in California State Bar;
  • No experience required, but 1-5 year experience in poverty law area or family law preferred;
  • Experience in domestic violence advocacy and/or a sincere commitment to working on behalf of domestic violence survivors;
  • Strong writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
  • Prior experience handling independent projects or assignments, with legal services preferred; 
  • Bilingual ability in English and Asian language preferred;
  • Availability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends, and
  • Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and access to an automobile.
 
Salary: Salary depends on experience, plus bilingual supplement available. A generous benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance plus retirement. Parking provided.
 
Application Process: Please fax or email cover letter, resume, and references to: Sandra Chung, SAFE Project Director [email protected], Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90017, fax (213) 977-7595.
 
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (fka Asian Pacific American Legal Center) was established in 1983 with a mission to protect and advance the civil and human rights of underserved Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities through litigation, policy advocacy, legal services, community engagement and communications strategies.  We are a part of a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s other members are: Advancing Justice – AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), and Advancing Justice – Chicago and Advancing Justice – Atlanta. Advancing Justice-LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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