All LAFLA offices will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.
Our Self-Help Centers and Domestic Violence Clinics will remain open. For more information on available services click here.
Todas las oficinas de LAFLA estarán cerradas desde el viernes 22 de diciembre del 2023 hasta el lunes 1 de enero del 2024. Nuestras oficinas reabrirán el martes 2 de enero del 2024.
Nuestros Centros de Acceso Legal de Autoayuda y Clínicas de Violencia Doméstica permanecerán abiertos. Para obtener más información sobre los servicios disponibles, haga clic aquí.
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 healthy, 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 puts 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 Project: Stay Housed LA. is a collaboration of a dozen legal service providers and fifteen community based organizations to bring much-needed eviction prevention and defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities and is the first step towards a “Right to Counsel” for tenant eviction defense.
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Language Justice Coordinator.
• A four (4) year degree, completion of formal interpreter education program, state/federal court interpreter certification or Paralegal Certificate, preferred;
• Advanced training and professional experience in legal and/or community interpreting and translation, including skills in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and sight translation, preferred;
• Knowledge of language justice concepts and best practices, preferred;
• Experience with Remote Simultaneous Interpreting (RSI) platforms, especially Zoom Meetings, preferred;
• Experience with coordinating multilingual space that is designed to be inclusive and equitable in terms of language, ability, literacy, and access to technology, preferred;
• Excellent skills related to training curriculum design and facilitation, especially using a popular education approach, preferred;
• Experience in interviewing clients, preferred;
• Experience in working with low-income individuals, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants and/or other marginalized populations;
• Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly;
• Excellent written and verbal communication;
• Ability to handle ambiguities and to exercise independent judgment;
• Ability to interface with vendors and coordinate processing of invoices and expenses;
• Ability to be flexible in job duties;
• Ability to help manage a fast-paced requests for services remotely and in a clinic setting;
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail;
• Ability to maintain positive working relationships with staff and clients; and
• Bilingual in an Asian language preferred.
• Facilitate coordination between Stay Housed LA staff and language service providers (such as interpreting and translation agencies and individual independent contractors) to enable access to high quality language services for which Stay Housed LA staff are not qualified or available;
• Work in close collaboration with other Stay Housed LA language access staff;
• Assist in the tracking of contracts with and invoices from language service providers and related expenses;
• Maintain an updated list of qualified interpreters and translators for use by all Stay Housed LA staff;
• Provide technical assistance to Stay Housed LA staff to support the use of language justice best practices and effective outreach and services for non-dominant language users, such as:
o Support with identifying and building relationships with community partners who represent underserved language communities;
o Support in securing interpreters for legal services and community education, especially for rare languages or challenging circumstances;
o Support with obtaining document translation and translation of other electronic content;
o Support with planning multilingual meetings and events using simultaneous interpreting and interpreting equipment;
o Assist with maintenance of shared folder(s) containing language justice resources, including interpreter and translator lists, collection of relevant glossaries, professionally translated documents, and legal advocacy resources;
• Provide translation and interpreting services in working languages for offices and programs across Stay Housed LA, as appropriate;
• Provide staff trainings on Stay Housed LA’s language services, working with interpreters, working with linguistically marginalized communities, and other trainings for Stay Housed LA multilingual staff using their language skills;
• Assist in advocacy efforts to enforce language access civil rights mandates in various contexts; and
• Assist as needed with screening potential clients and assisting with intake process for clinics and intake lines.
HOW TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Language Justice Coordinator – SHLA” in the subject line.
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A nine-month introductory period will be required.
VACCINATION POLICY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS – LAFLA requires all staff, including new hires, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and have received at least one COVID-19 booster shot. If hired, all employees must present proof of vaccination by their start date.
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.
The company is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact email@example.com.
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.