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Staff Attorney The candidate 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. 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 at least one firm 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 firm training programs, local office case review or staff meetings or other firm 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 firm Private Bar Involvement. Maintains contemporaneous time records in the firm 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 before the court of any state. Should be admitted to practice law in the State of CA or willingness to take the next CA Bar Exam. Excellent written and verbal communication is required. Bilingual (English and Spanish) Fluency is needed. Experience working with low-income families and communities is preferred. Experience in a non-profit legal services environment is desired. Prior experience in legal services and additional language ability relevant is helpful.
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