Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Central California Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 09,2019

Valid Through

Oct 22,2019

Posted on

Nov 30,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Visalia, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney
The candidate provide high quality legal services, from advice and brief services to full representation; actively collaborate with community groups and nonprofits to Staff Attorney devise solutions to problems of poverty in our client communities; and foster a productive relationship with other company staff, the courts, public agencies, and community groups. A commitment to impact litigation as part of a holistic and collaborative advocacy strategy is essential. Work with company advocates to ensure delivery of high quality legal representation to clients consistent with company program priorities. Develop and maintain relationships with client groups and community-based service providers, and work with them to identify community lawyering opportunities. Identify and analyze systemic issues through individual casework, reviews of company and other data, and participate in statewide networks of Legal Aid advocates. Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners. Participate in weekly company case review meetings. Adhere to company policies and procedures. Attend continuing legal education seminars and keep abreast of changes in the law. Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be member in good standing of the State Bar of California; or, eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program ? and California Bar admission within twelve months of hire. Should have 5 years’ experience as an attorney with an active civil litigation caseload, including trial and appellate court litigation experience. Must have experience working with low-income clients, collaborating effectively with diverse groups of individuals and organizations, and connecting and strategizing with local community leaders. Previous Legal Aid or other non-profit legal services experience desirable. Bilingual ability strongly preferred (Hmong/English or Spanish/English). Should have proven organizational skills, leadership and management skills.

Additional info

Send cover letter, résumé, and three references along with a legal writing sample.

Company info

Manuel Romero
HR Director
Central California Legal Services
1999 Tuolumne
Fresno, CA 93721