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Staff Attorney

Company name

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 26,2019

Valid Through

Jan 09,2020

Posted on

Aug 16,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 50000 to 76400 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Coachella, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney
The candidate will 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 by him/her. 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 1 CRLA 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 CRLA training programs, local office case review or staff meetings or other CRLA 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 CRLA Private Bar Involvement. Maintains contemporaneous time records in the CRLA case handling system. Maintains a good working relationship with all members of the office staff. Utilizes basic capabilities of word processing program. Must be admitted to practice law in the State of CA or willingness to take the next CA Bar Exam.Juris Doctor required. Demonstrated commitment to working with low income clients. Excellent written and verbal communication. Able 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. Bilingual (English & Spanish). Must preferably have experience working with low-income families and communities. Experience in a non-profit legal services environment. Prior experience in legal services and additional language ability relevant.

Additional info

Job Number: 40236

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.(CRLA)
1460 6th Street
P.O. Box 35
Coachella, CA 92236