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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate will provide high quality legal services, from advice and brief services to full representation; actively collaborate with community groups and nonprofits devise solutions to problems of poverty in client communities. Will work with firm's advocates to ensure delivery of high quality legal representation to clients consistent with firm's 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 firm's and other data, and participate in statewide networks of Legal Aid advocates. Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners. Participate in weekly firm's case review meetings. Adhere to firm's 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 have 5+ yearsâ€™ experience as an attorney with an active civil litigation caseload, including trial and appellate court litigation experience. 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. 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). Must have proven organizational skills, leadership and management skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills needed. Comfortable working under pressure, on a team or independently, passionate about the work, inquisitive, and analytical needed.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references along with a legal writing sample. In cover letter include information about three representative litigated cases in which were lead counsel, including the jurisdiction, principal cause of action or issue, court, judge, opposing counsel, whether or not the case went to trial, and whether the trial was to a jury or to the court. Visit website for more information.
Central California Legal Services
Fresno, CA 93721