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Litigation - General Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Company name

Family Violence Appellate Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018

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Staff Attorney The candidate should have exceptionally strong critical thinking, legal, analytical, and writing skills and is able to perform professionally in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to communicate effectively with many different stakeholders, including compay’s team members, law student clerks, volunteer law firm attorneys, experienced domestic violence advocates and other community members who are not attorneys, and prospective clients from all different backgrounds. Must be detail-oriented and capable of managing a full slate of cases and tracking and complying with dozens of litigation deadlines at once. Duties include the following: Analyzing trial court records and the legal issues in each case and making a recommendation on whether FVAP should accept the case for appeal; Consulting with the legal team on case selection and strategy; Successfully managing a full, active docket of appellate cases, including supervising and assisting FVAP’s pro bono attorneys in private practice who are working on appeals, editing and possibly drafting portions of briefs, and preparing attorneys for oral argument; Supervising law student interns, including giving written feedback on their work; Will take the lead responsibility for our written informational materials program: researching and drafting written informational materials to provide to statewide stakeholders, developing and implementing an outreach strategy, and coordinating updates to existing materials; Providing technical assistance to attorneys, other services providers, and pro se litigants on legal and procedural issues related to trial-level or appellate cases; Providing trainings to legal services agencies, domestic violence agencies, and other statewide stakeholders; Performing outreach and fostering connections with stakeholders in other regions of California; Opportunities may be available to advocate for domestic violence legislation or other systems changes on behalf of FVAP; Analyzing social science literature in the field of domestic violence; Representing FVAP in the community to service providers, community partners, pro bono law firms, and others; Assisting with administrative and fundraising tasks as needed, including grant reports; checking and responding to office mail, email, fax, and voice mail; assisting with preparation of materials for board meetings; keeping client databases current. Duties include the following: Analyzing trial court records and the legal issues in each case and making a recommendation on whether FVAP should accept the case for appeal; Consulting with the legal team on case selection and strategy; Successfully managing a full, active docket of appellate cases, including supervising and assisting FVAP’s pro bono attorneys in private practice who are working on appeals, editing and possibly drafting portions of briefs, and preparing attorneys for oral argument; Supervising law student interns, including giving written feedback on their work; This Staff Attorney will take the lead responsibility for our written informational materials program: researching and drafting written informational materials to provide to statewide stakeholders, developing and implementing an outreach strategy, and coordinating updates to existing materials; Providing technical assistance to attorneys, other services providers, and pro se litigants on legal and procedural issues related to trial-level or appellate cases; Providing trainings to legal services agencies, domestic violence agencies, and other statewide stakeholders; Performing outreach and fostering connections with stakeholders in other regions of California; Opportunities may be available to advocate for domestic violence legislation or other systems changes on behalf of FVAP; Analyzing social science literature in the field of domestic violence; Representing FVAP in the community to service providers, community partners, pro bono law firms, and others; Assisting with administrative and fundraising tasks as needed, including grant reports; checking and responding to office mail, email, fax, and voice mail; assisting with preparation of materials for board meetings; keeping client databases current; attending fundraising events; and other office tasks. Some travel may be required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have J.D. from accredited university and licensed, active member of California Bar. Experiences that will enable to provide superb appellate advocacy, technical assistance, and outreach to a diverse client population and community of domestic violence service providers. Experience: Prior appellate experience. Experience in domestic violence and/or family law trial court practice, or another similar type of trial court practice; An understanding of the dynamics of, and the legal, social, and personal issues raised by, domestic violence. Experience working with clients in crisis and low-income clients. Experience presenting trainings or speaking in front of a crowd. Should have ability to produce polished appellate legal briefs with little direction or intervention. Nuanced understanding of civil trial court practice and procedures is needed. Should have ability to analyze and apply California domestic violence law, family law, and appellate procedure. Must have excellent communication, writing, editing, and organizational skills. Should have commitment to working on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and their children. Bilingual in Spanish or another language a plus.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references.

Company info

Erin Smith
Executive Director
Family Violence Appellate Project
1814 Franklin Street,
Suite 805
Oakland, CA 94612