Job Details

Family Law Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Company name

Family Violence Appellate Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Family Law

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 28,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

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Staff Attorney The candidate will be responsible for: Analyzing trial court records and the legal issues in each case and making a recommendation on whether FVAP should accept the case for appeal; Consulting with the legal team on case selection and strategy; Successfully managing a full, active docket of appellate cases, including supervising and assisting FVAP’s pro bono attorneys in private practice who are working on appeals, editing and possibly drafting portions of briefs, and preparing attorneys for oral argument; Taking a leadership role in one or more program projects such as coordinating our technical assistance program, recruiting and interviewing law clerks and fellows, managing our written materials program, or supervising case publication project, and others that may arise; Supervising law student interns, including giving written feedback on their work; Providing technical assistance to attorneys, other services providers, and pro se litigants on legal and procedural issues related to trial-level or appellate cases; Providing trainings to legal services agencies, domestic violence agencies, and other statewide stakeholders; Performing outreach and fostering connections with stakeholders in other regions of California; Analyzing social science literature in the field of domestic violence; Representing FVAP in the community to service providers, community partners, pro bono law firms, and others; Assisting with administrative and fundraising tasks as needed, including grant reports; checking and responding to office mail, email, fax, and voice mail; assisting with preparation of materials for board meetings; keeping client databases current; attending fundraising events; and other office tasks; Some travel may be required. Should have J.D. degree from accredited university and licensed, active member of California Bar. Should have excellent communication, writing, editing, and organizational skills. Should preferably have prior appellate experience. Must have experience in domestic violence and/or family law trial court practice, or another similar type of trial court practice. An understanding of the dynamics of, and the legal, social, and personal issues raised by, domestic violence is a plus. Should preferably have experience working with clients in crisis and low-income clients. Experience presenting trainings or speaking in front of a crowd is a plus. Bilingual in Spanish or another language a plus; and Diversity of personal and professional experience. Start Date: July 16, 2018.

Company info

Erin Smith
Family Violence Appellate Project
2850 Telegraph Ave.,
Suite 500
Berkeley, CA 94705