Eviction Defense Attorney
The candidate will be responsible for providing legal assistance to eligible clients of the program and to be an integral part of the organization’s efforts to be a partner in the state justice community. Should have Juris Doctorate Degree from a certified law school. Oklahoma Bar membership or eligibility to take and pass next Oklahoma Bar examination. Perform intake interviews for applicants and assists in screening of clients for eligibility for full representation. Provide high quality legal assistance to eligible clients on matters pertaining to their situations. Maintain a caseload commensurate with abilities and caseload difficulty. Comply with all applicable regulations, policies and grant requirements. Maintain the highest ethical standards as a member of the State Bar and stay current with updates and changes to the law. Support, promote and participate in the program’s PAI and volunteer activities. Support, promote and participate in community education, outreach and developing good public relations with the client community, state and local bar and other community groups. Direct and monitor activities of volunteers and paralegals as requested by management. Ensure that all applicable client files, data and reports are accurate and complete. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise of the law and legal system. Embrace and support the Organization’s overall mission, standards, policies and procedures, and confidentiality guidelines. Perform other duties and projects as required by management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills: able to work well with a wide range of people. Strong proficiency in pc applications. Strong proficiency in LASO’s case management system. Able and willing to continue professional development.