Position Overview:
Reporting to the Supervising Attorney, the Staff Attorney will assist in providing legal representation to low-income adults 60 years of age or older and adults with disabilities in all areas of civil law, elder law, elder abuse and disability rights. This role is based primarily in our San Francisco office, with additional responsibilities linked to our East Bay office. The role requires a strong commitment to social justice, with frequent interactions with a wide range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to serving underserved Asian and Pacific Islander communities and BIPOC communities in the Greater Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work in other priority areas such as immigration, public benefits, domestic violence, sexual assault, housing, and estates
  • Conduct community education and outreach.
  • Staff clinics at sites accessible to consumers.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to community and public agencies.
  • Represent the organization at community, legal, funding, and other meetings and functions.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least two (2) years of experience in serving or representing low-income and non-English speaking older clients and or those with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice through work for disadvantaged communities of color, strong research and fact gathering skills
  • Strong advocacy and courtroom skills representing LEP clients.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, experience in journalism or writing other forms of descriptive essays,
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented self-starter able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with PC and database systems (Word, Excel, Abacus, and/or Salesforce)
  • Ability to work independently; self-starter; detail oriented; to work well in a team-oriented, multicultural work environment.
  • Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar; provisional bar candidates considered.
  • Reside within 75 miles of API Legal Outreach office.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual/bicultural skills (Spanish, Cantonese, or other API language)
  • California driver's license and own vehicle.