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by Julius on Oct 11, 2017

Jr. Immigration Legal Assistant/Secretary (Koreatown/Miracle Mile)

Want to join a friendly and growing law firm dedicated to helping immigrants?  Our clients include prestigious international companies as well as caring families. This is a unique opening with infinite potential for advancement.  We provide extensive training and mentorship, including monthly seminars.  The managing attorney has been selected as a Super Lawyer and interviewed by various news outlets.  Check us out at www.DayzadLaw.com.  This is a career position—not an internship.   Our benefits package includes medical, discounted dental & vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a retirement plan, transportation, Cal Perks, and discounted pet insurance.    Your job scope will roughly include the following.  There is some room for altering your duties as you prefer and grow. -Assist in preparing immigration application packages: organizing documents, setting reminders, assembling final packages. -Database / Case Management Software: specialized biographical data entry, creating & reading reports, customizing features for clients and internal work flow -Creating and maintaining electronic files -Writing client e-mails -Bookkeeping software: client invoices, payments, etc. -I.T. trouble-shooting for Microsoft Office and PCs -Administrative tasks: answering phones, coordinating client meetings, executive assistant to firm founder   Here's what you must have to be considered for the position: 1.    At least 6 months of any professional office experience 2.    Excellent written and verbal communication skills 3.    High accuracy with details and a positive attitude 4.    Prefer:       a. College graduate or current paralegal student       b. Experience preparing immigration application packages       c. Databases or case management software experience       d. Bookkeeping software experience   If you are qualified and interested in joining our team, please submit the following to olague@dayzadlaw.com: a resume (including names of database and bookkeeping software with which you are proficient) and a cover letter that MUST include the following: 1) why you are interested in this position, 2) your salary request –applications without this information will not be considered, 3) whether you require an immigration application now or in the future to maintain continuous U.S. work authorization, and 4) your earliest available start date. All applications will be kept confidential. (Please do not apply more than once so your applications will not be blocked by the system. Outsourcing/contractors/recruiting firms need not respond.)

by Don on Oct 04, 2017

Legal Services and Mentorship

I'm an alum from 2005, who went on to law school at USC, and I now have my own legal practice, focusing on criminal defense, DUI defense, and post-conviction relief. I'd be happy to meet up with current and former students to discuss the law school experience, running my own business, and the practice of criminal law.  My office is in San Pedro, and I'm in court all over L.A. and the O.C. regularly, so we can find a time to meet up near campus, or out and about. I was a transfer student, an O-Team member, and helped revise Oxy's student government constitution, while I was there.  I'm now looking for ways to continue to give back to the Oxy community. Of course, if anyone you know gets arrested, please keep me in mind for that as well. 323-529-3660 www.donhammondlaw.com

by Estrella on Oct 16, 2017

Internship with Equality California (LGBTQ Statewide Advocacy)

Equality California Internship Location: Koreatown in Los Angeles, California Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization focused on creating a fair and just society. Our mission is to achieve and maintain full and lasting equality, acceptance, and social justice for all people in our diverse LGBTQ communities, inside and outside of California. Our mission includes advancing the health and well-being of LGBTQ Californians through advocacy, outreach, education, and direct healthcare and social service programs. Our new mission places emphasis on addressing the significant disparities LGBTQ people face compared to the broad community, and interns will be involved in much work related to this. These disparities include disproportionately high rates of poverty, suicide, homeless, isolation, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, violence, police profiling, and low rates of health insurance. Through electoral, advocacy, education and mobilization programs, we strive to create a broad and diverse alliance of LGBTQ people, educators, government officials, communities of color and faith, labor, business, and social justice communities to achieve our goals. Interns will gain experience in one/some/all of the following departments depending on their interests: political, communications, field, legislative advocacy, programs, and development. QUALIFICATIONS: -Demonstrate a strong passion for LGBT equality and civil rights. -Strong writing and research ability. -Ability to be a team player and work in a highly collaborative environment. -Ability to work effectively with people of diverse ethnicities, race, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation. -Prior experience working in the LGBT community is a plus. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: -Help build visible support for LGBT equality. -Engage our members to ensure our pieces of legislation are enacted into law. -Participate in organizing political outreach actions for EQCA's PAC-endorsed candidates for federal, state, and local offices. -Conduct research on various existing or potential pieces of legislation related to the LGBT community. -Coordinate public education activities around topics like the health care, immigration reform, improved data collection, school safety, violence against the transgender community, etc. Internships are provided on a Quarterly and Semester basis depending on the interns' academic calendar. Interns should be able to intern between 8-20 hours a week. Equality California is an equal opportunity employer. LGBT, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email: a resume, cover letter & any references to Brad Lundahl at Brad@eqca.org. Please title subject heading of email: EQCA Internship – Your Name. Visit eqca.org for more info. (I'm a '14 Oxy alum, Politics. I've been working at EQCA just over a year, after contracting on local campaigns in Southern California post-Oxy. Feel free to reach out to me directly: estrella@eqca.org)

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