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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Staff Attorney 1 Duties: Responsible for overseeing the client intake function of all five Regional offices, including supervising 2-4 intake staff. Works under the direct supervision of the Associate Managing Attorney of Intake and in collaboration with other California attorneys and advocates. Provides leadership in move from regionally based to statewide intake, where intake staff specialize in one or more areas of law. Works collaboratively with the Intake Unit team and other supervisors, as well as the regional office management teams and attorneys and advocates, to ensure effective handling of client intakes. Manage, direct, train, and oversee intake staff to allow them to effectively provide information and short-term assistance to clients. Work with intake staff to issue spot and review requests for services to decide what level of service to provide and whether to refer cases to attorneys or advocates for direct representation. Ensure work quality and quantity of assigned staff, by providing performance evaluations, case reviews, frequent feedback, coaching, and training so that work is in compliance with policies and procedures. Coordinate with attorneys and advocates in providing advice for case management, case development, and determination of cases suited for litigation. Develop and maintain systems to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and metrics related to intake and case handling and to ensure the most efficient use of agency resources. Ensure that there are appropriate publications, templates, and materials for intake staff to use to advise callers. Engage in community-based advocacy, outreach, and training to disability communities and organizations, particularly to underserved communities. Prepare or coordinate training materials, publications, reports, or special projects, or make presentations about legal work as necessary, including reports to funding entities and Board of Directors. Assist with organizational development and planning, including the planning and development of Advocacy Plan, and participate in statewide Practice Groups and other work teams. Monitor, summarize, and analyze case law, legislation, and administrative policy and practices for intake staff as needed. Assist with agency-wide management responsibilities as assigned. Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree California State Bar membership; or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program (admitted to practice in another state and eligible to practice in California for 3 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program, and required admittance to the California Bar within 3 years.) 2 years of paid or voluntary legal experience in any combination of the following: a) as an attorney in the practice of public interest law; or b) directly representing clients in administrative hearings and/or litigation. Individuals with judicial clerkships or externships may count this experience as up to one year of experience. Demonstrated ability to supervise non-legal staff in a legal services environment. Ability to conduct research and analyses of pertinent legal authority. Ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative solutions. Effective communication skills sufficient to represent clients in legal hearings, meetings, negotiations or administrative proceedings, to actively promote legal, policy and legislative developments at state and local government levels, and to develop and conduct trainings. Experience working with or sensitivity to individuals with disabilities. Experience working with or sensitivity to individuals from ethnic or language distinct communities. The ability to work independently with appropriate supervision. DESIRED: Knowledge of disability laws including state and federal discrimination laws, as well as laws pertaining to health care and regional centers, and services as they pertain to people with disabilities, and/or direct representation of people with disabilities. Experience litigating and/or representing clients in federal and/or state court, particularly in public interest and civil rights law. Experience filing complaints with state and federal agencies. Experience representing clients in Administrative Law Judge hearings. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish or an Asian language, or ability to communicate using American Sign Language, with sufficient fluency to do client intakes and conduct trainings. Experience in the disability rights movement and/or extensive contacts in the disability community. Experience with and/or extensive contacts in ethnic or language distinct communities. Familiarity and/or extensive contacts with one or more of the following: homelessness, criminal justice, substance abuse or Gay/Lesbian/Bi-Sexual/Transgender/Intersex (LGBTI) communities.
DEADLINE: September 22, 2017
Send Online Application Form; resume; with cover Letter.
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