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Solano County or Yolo County Field Offices
POSITION: Entry Level Staff Attorney positions (Law Graduate or Attorney with 1 - 3 years experience) available in both Legal Services of Northern California’s Yolo County Field Office, located in Woodland, CA, and Solano County Field Office, located in Vallejo, CA.
TO APPLY: Send résumé, writing sample, and three references with telephone numbers to either:
619 North Street
Woodland, CA 95695; or
1810 Capitol Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 10, 2017
START DATE: August 21, 2017
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1956, Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) provides high quality civil legal assistance to the poor, seniors, and people with disabilities in 23 northern California counties.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under supervision of the managing attorney, participate in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to: 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.
a. 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.
b. Skills: 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.
c. Language: An ability to relate to the client community being served; bilingual in a language spoken by client communities preferred, but not required.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: J.D. 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 one (1) to three (3) years experience working with low-income people preferred; experience with community outreach and organizing preferred; Spanish-speaking ability preferred, but not required.
SALARY RANGE: $3,500-4,167/month DOE.
BENEFITS: Legal Services of Northern California offers an excellent fringe benefit plan.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 12 Months
LSNC PROVIDES A BILINGUAL BONUS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO SPEAK A SECOND LANGUAGE, OTHER THAN ENGLISH, COMMONLY SPOKEN BY CLIENTS WHEN THE SECOND LANGUAGE IS USED ON THE JOB FOR WHICH THE PERSON IS EMPLOYED.
LSNC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, OLDER PEOPLE, AND LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE TO APPLY.
Legal Services of Northern California
Legal services of Northern California (LSNC) is a nonprofit legal aid program serving 23 counties in Northern California with eight office locations in Sacramento, Auburn, Chico, Eureka, Redding, Ukiah, Vallejo and Woodland. LSNC provides crucial civil legal services to tens of thousands of needy and vulnerable individuals through litigation, legislation, administrative advocacy, and community development work—which has a significant positive impact for our entire client community in the areas of affordable housing, public benefits, health, education, and civil rights.