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Staff Attorney - Project Impact The candidate will interview and counsel clients on various legal issues. Will work collaboratively with case managers to provide holistic services. Represent individuals in hearings on various legal issues. Assist clients with government benefits applications and appeals. Remove legal barriers to employment such as expungment of criminal records and reinstating driving licenses. Advocate for employment-related benefits for low-income workers wrongfully denied. Participate in clinics and other community outreach projects. Learn various legal areas to remove clients' legal barriers to housing and benefits.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have active membership in the California State Bar. Should preferably have experience working in diverse poverty law issues. Some knowledge of barriers to employment (criminal record expungements, drivers license reinstatement, etc) law is desired. Ability to work effectively with a large caseload and function professionally within a highly stressful environment is required. Should have demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income and homeless individuals. Ability to work effectively as part of a team including other attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and students is essential. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are needed. Should have willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessitated by job duties to meet professional duties to clients.
Note: This is a temporary 32 month position.
Submit resume with 'Attorney Project imPACT' in the subject line.
Company infoLisa Morris