API Legal Outreach is the largest social justice legal organization serving the Asian and Pacific Islander
communities of the Greater Bay Area. Founded in 1975, our mission is to provide culturally competent and
linguistically appropriate legal representation to the most marginalized segments of the API community including women, seniors, immigrants, and youth. With offices in Oakland and San Francisco, our work is focused in the areas of Domestic Violence/Family Law, Immigration and Immigrant Rights, Senior Law/Elder Abuse, Anti-Human Trafficking, and other Social Justice Issues.
Position: APILO STAFF ATTORNEY
This temporary position represents a new project that will strengthen the SOMA community through work that helps tenants preserve low and moderate-income housing. This position may continue beyond the 12-month period should funding become available.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide legal counseling and representation to low-income clients in the area of housing, tenants’ rights and public benefits, as well as immigration, family and/or elder law as needed. This work will include representation of SOMA residents in court and before administrative bodies.
2. Conduct community education and outreach.
3. Staff clinics at sites accessible to the low-income and senior consumers.
4. Provide technical assistance and training to community agencies.
5. Represent the organization at community, legal, funding, and other meetings and functions.
6. Assist with administrative and fundrasing work of the organization.
Click here for minimum qualifications and application details.
Position: SPRING LAW CLERK
Law clerks will work closely with legal staff to assist survivors of domestic violence in restraining order, divorce and custody proceedings. Clerks also assist clients with immigration, elder law, and elder abuse issues. Assignments may include completing legal research and writing, doing client intakes by phone and in person, conducting client interviews, assisting in our free community legal clinics, and giving presentations in community education and training sessions. If certified, law clerks may represent individuals in court hearings. Preferences will be given to applicants who can commit to longer terms of service, who have a demonstrated and continuing commitment to social justice / public interest legal work, and who are bilingual.