Staff Attorney
COALITION TO ABOLISH SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING

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Post Date: Nov 26, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $60,000
Location: US - California - Los Angeles
Job Reference: 1263070
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Description
If you are looking for an organization where your gifts, talents, skills and abilities contribute to a greater cause, join our team.

Our Mission: Ending modern slavery through education, advocacy and empowering survivors of human trafficking.

About Us: The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that is working to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking through comprehensive, life-changing services to survivors and a platform to advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation. Over the past two decades, CAST has supported thousands of survivors through every phase of their journey to freedom- from counseling, to legal resources, to housing, educational and leadership training and mentorship. Through these programs, CAST has helped empower survivors to overcome their traumatic pasts and become leading voices in shaping policy and public awareness to ultimately put an end to the fastest growing criminal enterprise of the 21st century.

CAST offers generous benefits, including medical, life, disability, paid sick/vacation time, and a 403(b) plan. Additionally, we provide you an opportunity to work with a team of committed individuals, where you are supported and given every chance to succeed.

CAST has an immediate opening for a STAFF ATTORNEY in our Los Angeles Office.

Title/Position:             Staff Attorney

Status:                      Exempt

Department:               Legal Services Program

Reports To:                Director of Legal Services

Employment Type:      Full Time

Location:                     Los Angeles, CA / On-Site

Summary of Position

Under the general supervision of the Director of Legal Services, the Staff Attorney is responsible for supervising a comprehensive legal services program to serve the unique needs of persons trafficked for the purpose of modern day slavery. This highly responsible position manages the development, coordination and delivery of legal services to survivors of slavery and trafficking through broad based collaboration. Additionally, the Staff Attorney builds CAST's pro bono program to amplify CAST legal service capacity. The Staff Attorney may also engage in strategic litigation for systems change. As an integral part of the Clients Services Team, the Staff Attorney promotes the philosophy, services and activities of CAST and meeting the diverse needs of the Los Angeles community. The Staff Attorney demonstrates a commitment to program innovation, particularly in the area of immigrant and victim rights, multi-disciplinary collaborative approaches, and culturally competent programs. Full-time, exempt position.

Essential Responsibilities

Be able to handle a large caseload of foreign national trafficked clients
Develop and implement creative, alternate legal strategies to assist trafficked persons;
Obtain immigration remedies on behalf of foreign national trafficking survivors;
Work collaboratively with social services and shelter staff

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/1263070-279347

Skills
Qualifications

Active membership in the California State Bar.
Knowledge of trafficking and the issues affecting trafficked persons
Experience in working with trafficked persons, migrants and low- wage workers in the areas of immigration, labor and civil litigation
Experience with criminal issues and experience in a legal services program
Familiarity with the rights of victims of crime and resources