Work & Family Attorney (One year position)
Legal Aid at Work seeks an attorney with employment law experience for its Work and Family Program to provide direct services, representation and policy advocacy to enhance the rights of low-wage workers and their families in response to the COVID 19 crisis. This is a one year, grant-funded position. The Work and Family Program serves over 1,000 clients a year through a dedicated helpline, represents clients at the administrative level and in individual and class actions, as well as engages in policy advocacy on the local, state and federal level to improve paid family and medical leave.
The program’s mission is to improve the economic stability, health and wellbeing of workers and their families, with a focus on pregnant people, parents, those dealing with their own serious health condition or caring for a family member, or survivors of violence. With oversight from the Program Director, the Attorney may be involved in all aspects of the Program’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 and improve protections for working families, including paid family and medical leave; providing individual counseling and representation to low-wage workers; and conducting outreach and education. Responsibilities may vary based on the candidate’s years of relevant work experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extensive remote work will be required.
The position requires California Bar membership or pending application (if possible) and one year of employment law or clinical experience in a relevant public interest organization or employment law firm, although we welcome candidates with additional experience. Knowledge of federal and California employment law and court and administrative procedures; and excellent legal research and writing and oral advocacy skills are also required. Candidates must additionally demonstrate experience engaging with impacted communities, and ability to work with and a dedication to empowering relevant communities. The successful candidate also will be a creative problem solver, strategic thinker, and legal innovator. And, the successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, leadership and organizational abilities, and work collaboratively within teams as well as independently. Fluency in Spanish, or other commonly spoken language, is strongly preferred. A commitment to Legal Aid at Work’s mission is essential.
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:
Work and Family Attorney Search Committee, Legal Aid at Work. Email: [email protected]