Staff Attorney – Stop Anti-Asian Hate Campaign

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Location

Washington, DC - Temporarily Remote

Category

Attorney

Posted

August 30, 2021

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

  • Provide legal advice and direct representation services to victims of anti-Asian hate.
  • Supervise law student interns, including assigning tasks and providing student feedback.
  • Conduct Know Your Rights seminars on anti-Asian hate and related legal topics.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with private attorneys to promote pro bono opportunities.
  • Maintain partnerships with local government, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other entities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to promote the APALRC’s “Stop Anti-Asian Hate” campaign.
  • Participate in outreach events to promote the APALRC and its legal services, specifically its “Stop Anti-Asian Hate” campaign.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia Maryland and/or Virginia, or able to waive into the District of Columbia, Maryland and/or Virginia Bar required.
    • 1-3 years of legal experience, preferably with a background in working with victims of crime.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice advocacy
  • Experience working with immigrant communities, low-income individuals and those with limited English proficiency strongly preferred.
    • Experience working with Asian immigrant communities preferred but not required
  • Fluency in an Asian language, particularly Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, or Vietnamese strongly preferred.

Compensation

Salary $55,000+ depending on experience and in accordance with the APALRC’s salary scale. Fringe benefits include full health coverage (medical, dental and vision), long/short term disability, life insurance and paid vacation, personal, sick leave and holidays.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and work experience, along with a résumé, brief writing sample (5-10 pages), and three professional references to Naznin Saifi at naznin.saifi@apalrc.org  or by mail at Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, 1627 K Street, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20006. No telephone inquiries, please.