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ProfileStaff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Under supervision of the managing attorney, participate in all aspects of litigation including: client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, trials, and appellate work in both state and federal courts; appear at administrative hearings; provide legal advice to individual clients, and general legal information to eligible community groups as well as to the public in general.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree and a member of the California Bar or willing and qualified to take the next bar exam. This is an entry-level position or higher - law graduate or attorney with 1-3 years' experience working with low-income people preferred; experience with community outreach and organizing preferred; Spanish-speaking ability preferred. Knowledge of the principles and procedures of litigation in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and hearing rights; substantive areas of law relevant to program/office case priorities; principles of community development and establishment of working relationships; the theories of changes in the law and how to implement strategies for developing changes; principles and procedures of legislative advocacy; the importance of written reports to management; computer research methods. Client interviewing, investigation, legal research, analytical reasoning ability, creativity, excellent English writing skills, negotiation, trial skills, appellate writing and oral argument, communication/listening skills, ability to work under stress and short time lines, ability and desire to work with/for poor, older adults and people with disabilities, ability to empathize with client communities, and the ability to do computer research. An ability to relate to the client community being served; bilingual in a language spoken by client communities preferred.
PERIOD: 12 Months
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