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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileStaff Attorney Duties: Provide high quality legal services to indigent residents across six counties in the state’s central Valley, the richest agricultural region in the country, and also the region with the highest level of concentrated poverty. Provide high quality legal services, from advice and brief services to full representation; actively collaborate with community groups and nonprofits to devise solutions to problems of poverty in the client communities; and foster a productive relationship with other agency staff, the courts, public agencies, and community groups. A commitment to impact litigation as part of a holistic and collaborative advocacy strategy is essential. Work with the agency advocates to ensure delivery of high quality legal representation to clients consistent with the agency program priorities. Develop and maintain relationships with client groups and community-based service providers, and work with them to identify community lawyering opportunities. Identify and analyze systemic issues through individual casework, reviews of the agency and other data, and participate in statewide networks of Legal Aid advocates. Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners. Participate in weekly agency case review meetings. Adhere to agency policies and procedures. Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Membership in good standing of the State Bar; or, eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program and state bar admission within twelve months of hire required. 5+ years of experience as an attorney with an active civil litigation caseload, including trial and appellate court litigation experience required. Experience working with low-income clients, collaborating effectively with diverse groups of individuals and organizations, and connecting and strategizing with local community leaders required. Previous Legal Aid or other non-profit legal services experience desirable. Bilingual ability strongly preferred (Hmong/English or Spanish/English) required. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.
Please e-mail cover letter, résumé, and three references along with a legal writing sample.
Central California Legal Services
Fresno, CA 93721