Advancing Justice Southern California,

Home Preservation Legal Advocate (Non-Call Center)

Posted
7 days ago
Employment type
Full-Time
Location
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

We are the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

About this job

Under the direction of the Managing Director OC Regional Office, the Legal Advocate is responsible for providing assistance in homelessness prevention including eviction defense assistance, housing and discrimination issues and community education that expands access to justice for low-income limited English-speaking immigrants.

Roles & responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

65% Legal Support and Client Assistance

Assess legal matters, complete intake screening process, consult with Advancing Justice - LA attorneys and provide in-language counsel and advice over the phone for housing, and other legal issues

Provide brief services including drafting letters, applications and legal pleadings to the clients under the supervision of attorney

Provide client accompaniment to administrative, and court hearings and preparing for hearings under the supervision of attorney

20% Community Outreach

Support collaboration with community partner organizations through referrals and service coordination

Assist in the planning and execution of outreach activities to the community, including meeting with media and community-based organizations

Assist in the development and translation of written community outreach andeducation materials.

Provide language support such as interpretation and translation to attorneys in eviction and housing issues

15% Administrative Support

Perform administrative duties including but not limited to inputting intakes into centralized database and filing closed intakes

All other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum associate degree, Bachelor’s in a related field strongly preferred

Minimum of one (1) year of related experience

Valid driver’s license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

To apply

To apply for this role, please visit our website - https://www.ajsocal.org/careers/

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