Position: BayLegal seeks an Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy who to focus on economic justice issues related to state and county public benefits programs. This position is based in our Alameda County office in Oakland. As a member of BayLegal's regional practice, there may be client services and travel throughout the county and BayLegal's broader service areas to address the regional nature of poverty and as necessary for training and broader advocacy. See our temporary COVID-19 Remote Work description below.
As an Economic Justice Attorney, you will have the opportunity to:
Requirements/Qualifications/About the Successful Candidate:
Applications: BayLegal thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please email the following to our Human Resources Department firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) cover letter including response to question below (no page limit), (2) resume, (3) references, and (4) writing sample. Please reference Economic Justice Attorney (Alameda County) in the subject of your email.
As part of your cover letter, please address the following:
BayLegal's clients are low- and very low-income members of our communities. They include people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, seniors, people with lived experiences of homelessness, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented groups. BayLegal is committed to enhancing the provision of our services to all clients, increasing positive client outcomes, and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. BayLegal promotes and supports policies that enable us to work effectively in cross-cultural situations with our clients, coworkers, and the community.
How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to (1) serve our diverse client base effectively, (2) work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds than your own, (3) acknowledge the systemic barriers that our clients face, and (4) contribute to our efforts to fight for racial justice? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, provide examples, and apply various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
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