The Legal Services Unit provides legal assistance and representation to the low-income and homeless veteran population of the Bay Area. In addition, we address systemic causes of our clients’ inability to access benefits and relief through policy efforts and impact litigation. We practice federal administrative law before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, and we focus our assistance on veterans experiencing PTSD and other mental health conditions and those with less than honorable discharges.
Swords to Plowshares invites applications for a one-year position for a full-time Staff Attorney, with the possibility that the position may be extended into a permanent one. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for case management, including initial interviewing and providing advice and representation to claimants before the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Discharge Review Boards, and Boards for Correction of Military Records. An active state bar license is required but does not need to be from the State of California.
Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in Swords to Plowshares, where/how you found out about this career opportunity, and your salary requirement. Email the cover letter along with your resume to [email protected]
Please include the exact title for this position in the subject line of your email: Staff Attorney