Organization: Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. From Silicon Valley to Napa Valley, we help clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Our clients include the working poor, families with children, foster youth, seniors, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Through our regional county offices, our mobile advocacy clinics, and our nationally-recognized Legal Advice Line, BayLegal prevents domestic violence and sexual assault, increases economic stability, protects consumers, expands access to healthcare, and prevents homelessness. For our clients, BayLegal makes the difference between staying in poverty and thriving toward a brighter future.
Position: We are seeking a staff attorney to join our youth justice team. We are interested in candidates who are energetic, culturally competent and have a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to represent youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, often due to abuse or neglect. The attorney will focus on providing civil legal services designed to meet the individualized needs of homeless and trafficked youth. Advocacy will be across practice areas, including health access, benefits (e.g. foster care benefits, SSI, CalWORKs, and General Assistance), immigration, permanency, housing, foster care, reentry and education. Clients served by the homeless youth project experience high rates of sexual exploitation, abuse and neglect, and mental health related issues which the attorney will be expected to navigate in providing legal assistance. Our Youth Justice team is expected to run on-site legal clinics at youth shelters and meet with youth in a variety of locations.
Responsibilities include client interviews, negotiations with governmental agencies/opposing parties, research and writing, and representation at administrative and court proceedings. The attorney is expected to engage in outreach with social services, law enforcement, youth service providers, and other community organizations. The attorney will attend regular meetings at the Alameda County office, where the youth unit has its hub, but will work primarily with clients and stakeholders connected to San Francisco County.
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Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
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