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Attorney, Self-help Services

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Company Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Location Pleasanton, CA, United States



101213 to 130333

Min 2 yrs required



Nov 28, 2022

Mar 13, 2023

Sep 16, 2022


Attorney, Self-Help Services
Duties: Assists the Managing Attorney in daily operations of the offices, including supervision and training of volunteers, interns and staff. Assists and instructs self-represented litigants with completion of Judicial Council forms and other pleadings. Provides procedural instructions, legal information and referrals for self-represented litigants to other court-based services, the Bar Association of Alameda County, legal services providers and other community agencies. Analyzes legal issues raised by parties and consults with the Managing Attorney and staff on difficult legal issues. Provides self-represented litigants legal information on specific areas of the law through workshops, clinics and educational materials. Assists self-represented litigants with stipulations and prepares formal orders consistent with the court's announced order; attends, assists with and responds to procedural and substantive inquiries during hearings. Provides services mandated by the California Family Code, Division 14, the Family Law Facilitator Act, Secs. 10000 – 10015, and the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, as set out in the Act and pursuant to the court's local rules. Writes curriculum and teaches courses for pro bono attorneys and law student interns. Develops and maintains educational and instructional materials for self-represented litigants. Performs legal research and prepares a variety of reports and correspondence. Maintains proficiency through continuing education in specific areas of procedural and substantive law. Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a law degree And The equivalent to 2 years of full-time experience as a practicing attorney with an emphasis in family law, including probate and general civil. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable. Current active membership and good standing with the State Bar of California. Knowledge of Civil procedure; California codes, statutes and case law applicable to family law and civil cases; principles and practices relating to providing legal self-help services; the California judicial system, and local court operations and procedures; problem-solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques; family dynamics and legal issues related to family violence; operation of personal computers and the use of family law and other applicable computer programs, including word processing and spreadsheets; familiarity with and use of DissoMaster and the DCSS calculator for support calculations; preparing effective oral presentations and written materials; preparing a variety of program reports; research methods and principles of program evaluation. Ability to provide services in the most effective and efficient manner possible; use initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines; apply problem-solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques; work effectively with internal and external committees; operate modern office equipment and personal computers, and use specified computer applications related to family law support and software programs, including word processing, spreadsheets and forms completion; communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing; use tact and discretion, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; attend meetings outside of normal working hours; occasional evening and weekend hours; travel throughout the county and statewide as necessary.

Min Salary/Max Salary
USD 101213 to 130333 Annually

Additional info

job requisition id R400

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
5672 Stoneridge Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588

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