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Staff Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Merced, CA

Date Last Verified

Sep 18,2017

Posted on

Aug 19,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Staff Attorney Duties: 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 client communities; and foster a productive relationship with other staff, the courts, public agencies, and community groups. Work with advocates to ensure delivery of high quality legal representation to clients consistent with 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 and other data, and participate in statewide networks of Legal Aid advocates. Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners. Participate in weekly case review meetings. Adhere to policies and procedures. Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Member in good standing of the State Bar of California; or, eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program and California Bar admission within 12 months of hire; 5+ years’ experience as an attorney with an active civil litigation caseload, including trial and appellate court litigation experience; Experience working with low-income clients, collaborating effectively with diverse groups of individuals and organizations, and connecting and strategizing with local community leaders; Previous Legal Aid or other non-profit legal services experience desired; Bilingual ability strongly preferred (Hmong/English or Spanish/English); Proven organizational skills, leadership and management skills; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Comfortable working under pressure, on a team or independently, passionate about the work, inquisitive, and analytical; Ability to travel as needed, proof of liability and property insurance on vehicle used.

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