Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!
The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact health, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics put LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
The Supporting Families Workgroup (SFWG) helps and represents survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in obtaining restraining orders, and orders for custody, dissolution, visitation, and support. It also assists and represents undocumented survivors of domestic violence, torture, human trafficking, and other serious abuse in removal proceedings and before USCIS; and helps and represents individuals before USCIS to become U.S. Citizens.
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Law Clerk.
• Position open to law students/grads, paralegals, paralegal students, and undergraduates;
• Spanish or Khmer language skills highly preferred, but not required. Capacity in any other second language may be a plus in assisting persons from other language groups;
• Attention to detail and dependable;
• Experience or interest in working with immigrants; and
• Prior experience completing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services forms a plus.
• Client intake and screening;
• Gather information needed to complete U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services forms;
• Assist with naturalization workshops;
• Provide support to Naturalization Project by scanning/uploading documents into client files;
• Contact clients to confirm upcoming appointments for biometrics, interviews and oath ceremonies;
• Prepare applications and Declarations (when applicable) under attorney supervision for immigration matters involving Naturalization, VAWA, T and U-Visa forms of relief;
• Update file docket sheets; and
• Occasional travel to other LAFLA offices to conduct client interviews once safe to do so.
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Law Clerk-Supporting Families” in the subject line.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A six-month probationary period will be required.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.
LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.