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 180 employees, including more than 90 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.
Project imPACT: focuses on expungements: clearing past convictions so people can have access to better work and housing opportunities.
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Coordinator.Examples of Duties:
- Prepares drafts of routine correspondence and other legal documents and court forms for attorney review;
- Under the supervision of an attorney, conducts intake and handles cases that involve housing, immigration, family, government benefits law, and other criminal related legal issues;
- Performs a variety of responsible administrative duties, such as maintaining electronic and hardcopy filing systems and generating reports, answering inquiries over the phone or in person, case management system data entry, and managing administrative details with minimum direction;
- Works collaboratively with case managers, paralegals, and attorneys to provide holistic services and referrals;
- Opens and closes intakes in real time;
- Files legal pleadings with the court;
- Trains law clerks and volunteers on administrative aspects of their job;
- Coordinates logistic and administrative aspects of various projects, such as creating and maintaining clinic schedules; updating forms, brochures, templates, and Power Point presentations; and preparing/sending out materials;
- Provides support in case preparation, such as drafting correspondence and trial preparation;
- Participates in community outreach and education projects; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must be computer proficient; has experience with Word and Excel;
- Experience with expungements preferred;
- Understanding of and commitment to social justice;
- Good written and oral communications skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently;
- Ability to work collaboratively with all LAFLA staff, clients, and community organizations;
Please submit a cover letter and resume online to email@example.com. Include “Administrative Coordinator-ReCo” in the subject line.
INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A six-month introductory 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.
VACCINATION POLICY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
LAFLA requires all staff, including new hires, to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the exception of staff who are entitled to a reasonable accommodation due to a medical disability or sincerely held religious belief under the law, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship. Staff will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated upon hire.