Job Details

Family Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in Santa Monica, CA

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Company name

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA Santa Monica, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 04,2018

Posted on

Jan 19,2018

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Managing Attorney Duties: Supervise attorneys and other staff members and manage the office and the Domestic Violence Clinic; Works with the Self-Help coordinator to ensure self-help centers are running efficiently Maintain an active caseload to the extent possible; Review all retained cases on a regular basis; In conjunction with the Development department participates in resource development, including management of grants, as necessary, identifying and pursuing grants and other funding; Supervise the maintenance of proper case files and time records; Assure the smooth operation of the office; Cooperate with other Managing Attorneys to meet the overall goals of the Foundation; Liaise with the City of Santa Monica, client community and community organizations; Implement Performance Standards; Serve as a part of the management team to develop/improve litigant-friendly delivery systems; effective partnerships with public officials, services providers, and the private bar; Coordinate intake and service delivery methods with Self Help partners, and court administrative staff; Encourage advocacy staff to develop specialized knowledge in more than one substantive area of poverty law and to act as a resource for other staff; and Ensure that legal services provided are consistent with priorities, policies and procedures, and that they maximize office resources to provide the highest quality client service.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Active membership in the California State Bar. 5+ years’ experience in the practice of law, including broad experience in lawyering skills, including client interviewing, legal research, writing, drafting, negotiation, law and motion and discovery techniques, and trial and appellate work; Demonstrated knowledge of applicable law and community legal needs; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail; Demonstrated ability to handle direct service cases and impact cases of a complex nature; Previous experience with administrative dties and supervision of attorneys; Previous experience in a legal services program preferred; Previous experience working on grants preferred; Ability to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks commonly in excess of 35 hours; Ability to multi-task; Ability to work cooperatively with staff effectively at all levels of the Foundation; and Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Company info

Diane Talamantez
Human Resources
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Fax: 323-801-7945