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GBLA is currently accepting applications for a full-time attorney with 3+ years of knowledge and experience in family law with emphasis in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. As the Domestic Violence attorney, you will provide a holistic legal representation to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and /or stalking in matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Holistic representation goes beyond a victim’s need for a protection order and includes representation in other proceedings directly related to the client’s experience of violence which is likely to increase victim’s safety and security.
The attorney must maintain relationships with other programs and agencies and attend appropriate meetings to further the program and funder expectations. Strong litigation skills in California courts; demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy; high degree of initiative and willingness to work collaboratively with others; demonstrated ability to supervise and provide leadership; ability to travel throughout the county; and bilingual capacity in Spanish is strongly preferred.
Qualified candidates must have a California Bar membership, three (3) or more years of post-law school legal experience. The attorney must have a commitment to serving low-income population, ability to relate and communicate with a broad range of clients and colleagues. Proficiency in verbal Spanish is preferred by not required, clearly and concisely writing, and proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, and Westlaw.
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
GBLA strives to accomplish its mission by first providing legal services to meet the basic legal needs of its eligible clients. These basic legal problems generally involve preventing homelessness, access to health care, and securing financial resources to meet basic necessities of life. Secondly, GBLA tries to help those eligible clients who are able and willing to get out of poverty. In this regard, GBLA’s focus is on those legal needs that address issues of economic and family stability, physical security, and access to high quality education.