Project SURVIVE Legal Fellow (one year position)
Legal Aid at Work seeks an attorney with employment law experience to serve for one year as a grant- funded legal fellow for Project SURVIVE. The Project’s mission is to improve the economic stability, health, and wellbeing of survivors of violence, by advocating for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and labor trafficking who have been subjected to unlawful practices on the job. The SURVIVE Project serves clients through a dedicated helpline, represents clients at the administrative level and in individual and class actions, and partners with other survivor organizations and service providers to provide trainings, materials and technical assistance.
The SURVIVE Fellow may be involved in all aspects of the Project’s activities including, but not limited to: responding to callers on the helpline; supervising students and volunteers; working with community and coalition partners to implement protections for survivors; providing individual counseling and representation, conducting outreach and education, and litigation. The SURVIVE Fellow will also work with other Programs that have expertise in areas relevant to survivors. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duties of the position will be conducted remotely but this policy is subject to change based upon government guidance, medical directives and the organization’s own assessment.
California bar membership or pending application (if possible) preferred. In addition, the position calls for: at least one year of working employment –law related or clinical experience with an employment law firm or public interest organization; familiarity with federal and California employment laws; and excellent legal research, writing and oral advocacy skills. Candidates must also have experience engaging with and empowering survivors in underserved communities. And they must demonstrate themselves to be creative problem solvers, strategic thinkers, and legal innovators. Essential to this position are strong interpersonal skills, leadership and organizational abilities, the ability to work collaboratively within teams as well as independently, and commitment to Legal Aid at Work’s mission. Fluency in a language other than English or other demonstrated cultural competency preferred.
Legal Aid at Work offers salaries that are competitive in the Bay Area public interest law community. Benefits include health plans, long-term disability and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid vacation and holidays. This position is union-represented and the minimum salary is $54,788 per year; salary placement at hire and salary advancement will be in accordance with the negotiated salary scale for this position.
We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply. Candidates interested in this position should submit a detailed cover letter with résumé, one legal writing sample, law school transcript, and three professional references to:
Project SURVIVE Legal Fellow Search Committee, Legal Aid at Work. Email: [email protected]