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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
ProfileStaff Attorney Duties:Reporting to the Directing Attorney, provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in priority areas in accordance with program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility. Provides legal service to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies. Reviews and supervises the work product of Community Workers and Clerical support staff relating to all clients being advised or represented. Undertakes significant statewide impact activity, including institutional and group litigation or community economic development beneficial to the low-income community. Develops leadership in working with community, client and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues. Works to develop specialized knowledge in a substantive area of poverty law and acts as a resource for other staff through participation in at least one task force. Coordinates advocacy in substantive areas through collaboration with other human services providers, non-profit organizations and community, client or other advocacy groups. Participates in training programs, local office case reviews, staff meetings or other activities as required. Provides community education regarding legal rights and prepares materials relating to these presentations. Works with members of the private Bar as necessary in accordance with Private Bar Involvement. Maintains contemporaneous time records in the case handling system. Maintains a good working relationship with all members of the office staff. Utilizes basic capabilities of word processing program.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Admitted to practice law before the court of any state. Admitted to practice law in the State of California or willingness to take the next California Bar Exam. Demonstrated commitment to working with low income clients. Excellent written and verbal communication. Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail. Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.