API Legal Outreach is the largest social justice legal organization focused on the Asian/Pacific Islander and Latino communities of the Greater Bay Area and the Central Valley. Founded in 1975, our mission is to provide culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal representation to the most marginalized segments of the immigrant community including low-income women, seniors, immigrants, and youth. With offices in Oakland and San Francisco, our work is focused in the areas of Domestic Violence/Family Law, Immigration and Immigrant Rights, Senior Law and Elder Abuse, Anti-Human Trafficking, Youth Violence Prevention and Affordable Housing Preservation.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide legal representation and counseling in the East Bay and Central Valley in the areas of
naturalization, DACA/DAPA, VAWA, U-visas, human trafficking, family petitions and/or removal
defense, especially on behalf of Southeast Asian and Latino clients.
- Conduct bilingual community education and outreach.
- Staff clinics throughout the Central Valley and East Bay Area at sites accessible to the low-income
and senior consumers.
- Provide technical assistance and training to community and public agencies.
- Represent the organization at community, legal, funding, and other meetings and functions.
- Assist with administrative work of the organization.
- Assist with overflow cases from our housing, domestic violence, and elder/disability rights units.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and experience working on behalf of underserved
- Strong advocacy and courtroom skills.
- At least one (1) year’s experience in representing low-income and non-English speaking clients.
- Bilingual and bicultural skills relevant to the low-income immigrant communities. In particular
individuals who are native speakers of Southeast Asian language, Tagalog or Spanish.
- Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar.
- Ability to work well in a team-oriented, multi-cultural work environment.
- Successful experience in serving API's target populations and working in disadvantaged
communities of color.
- Working knowledge of Abacus Law and Essential Forms.
- California driver’s license and own vehicle.
- Experience in working with survivors of violence against women and other victims of trauma.
Hours: Minimum of 40 hours per week including weekend and evening hours.
Salary: Commensurate with experience, based on scale; health insurance, vacation, holiday, sick leave.
Start Date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
If interested, send cover letter and resume with 3 preferences to:
API Legal Outreach
1305 Franklin Street #410
Oakland, CA 94612
Position is open until filled. An Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted: July 12, 2016