Employment Opportunities at LACBA

The Los Angeles County Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package. The Human Resources Department will list on this page vacancies in all departments of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Unless otherwise indicated, resumes may be mailed to employment@lacba.org.

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Job Title: VETERAN PROJECT DIRECTOR

The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) is seeking a Project Director for their Veterans Legal Services Project. The Project’s goal is to promote Veterans’ employability and prevent homelessness by leveraging the pro bono resources of LACBA and its members to help Veterans and service members clear legal barriers to employment. The Project Director will be responsible for leading all aspects of LACBA’s Veterans Legal Services Project with strong organizational, writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills required and will represent the Project at LACBA committees and externally to clients, volunteers, law firms and other service agencies. Administrative duties include budgeting, identifying fundraising opportunities, and identifying opportunities to increase the visibility, efficacy and efficiency of Project services.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of volunteers, including in the office, and at workshop/clinics;
  • Ensure client services meet high standards for quality and timeliness;
  • Track and report on client outcomes;
  • Conduct client interviews for screening individual needs;
  • Assign pro bono cases, maintain relationships with both clients and volunteers;
  • Create, maintain and deliver substantive training materials to recruit and train pro bono attorneys for the targeted legal areas;
  • Create, maintain and deliver substantive client workshops and collateral materials to assist veterans in understanding the legal issue and the steps necessary to resolve;
  • Support outreach and client recruitment efforts through collaborations with social service agencies that serve veterans as well as legal service programs, particularly those whose practice and expertise fall outside of the Project's targeted areas.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  • JD degree from an ABA accredited school (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest work with experience providing outreach, legal education and advocacy to low-income communities, and/or veterans;
  • Administration & Management: Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and nonprofit organizational planning, pro bono coordination and execution including strategic planning, resource allocation, community collaboration and legal service delivery models.
  • CLE Training: Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques for pro bono recruitment of attorneys to serve low-income populations including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques.

Additional Helpful Experience:

  • Service in the US Military, Reserve, National Guard, or JAG corps.
  • Member in good standing of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims;
  • Accredited by the Office of General Counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Please forward a current resume and cover letter with salary requirements to employment@lacba.org.

 

 

Job Title: DIRECTING ATTORNEY: Immigration Legal Assistance Project

General Job Summary:

The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Immigration Legal Assistance Project is to advance justice and serve members of the immigrant community of Southern California. Specifically, the Immigration Project counsels and advises on immigration benefits and services to low income persons seeking their direct legal services. The Directing Attorney is responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects of the Immigration Project. Strong organizational, writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Position responsibilities include extensive knowledge of immigration law and procedures, direct client counseling and interviewing, supervision of staff, including but not limited to, volunteer attorneys, law students, and paralegals; budget preparation and management, grant writing, resource development, and organizing and conducting legal training’s. The Directing Attorney will also be expected to find ways to improve productivity and efficiency, promote team building, improve business and legal practices, and to work with volunteer leaders and the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Counsel for Justice Board of Directors.

Tasks:

  1. Interprets immigration laws, rulings and regulations for clients visiting the Project.
  2. Advises and counsels immigration clients concerning their eligibility under the current or prospective immigration law and procedures.
  3. Develops strategies and goals for the advancement of the Immigration Project within the greater Southern California legal community and in consultation with the LACBA and Counsel for Justice Boards.
  4. Expected to collaborate broadly with LACBA leadership, other community based organizations, practitioners, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other persons interested in the immigrant community.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  1. Law: Knowledge of immigration laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules and policies.
  2. Administration and Management: Knowledge of principles and processes involved in Association business and nonprofit organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic and fiscal planning, resource allocation, and leadership.
  3. CLE Training: Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques for immigration attorneys, including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques.
  4. Education: JD degree from an ABA accredited law school. California Bar Admission preferred.
  5. Experience: A minimum of 10 years immigration law experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting. Commitment to improving access to justice and legal services for immigrants and refugees are intrinsic to this position, as well as experience in outreach and education or advocacy on immigration issues Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

 Please forward a current resume and cover letter with salary requirements to employment@lacba.org


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