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Litigation - General Attorney in Merced, CA

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Company name

Central California Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Merced, CA

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 17,2017

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Staff Attorney The candidate will 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 company 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 company advocates to ensure delivery of high quality legal representation to clients consistent with company 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 and impact casework. Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners and statewide networks of Legal Aid advocates. Participate in weekly company case review meetings, keep abreast of changes in the law, including continuing legal education, and adhere to company policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be 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 twelve months of hire. Should have 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 desirable. Bilingual ability strongly preferred (Hmong/English or Spanish/English). Must have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Additional info

Send cover letter, résumé, and three references along with a legal writing sample.

Company info

Manuel Romero
HR Director
Central California Legal Services
1999 Tuolumne
700
Fresno, CA 93721