Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Root & Rebound

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 20, 2020

Valid Through

Jul 03, 2020

Posted on

Aug 08, 2019


USD 62000 Annually

Years of Experience

1-5 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)


Staff Attorney
The candidate will serve as a front line support on weekly Reentry Legal conduct legal intakes with currently and formerly incarcerated callers; help callers identify and navigate solutions; advocate for clients; and help maintain a strong referral and resource database. Focusing on people who are making the early transition from incarceration into community, lead the team in identifying community organizations and additional supports that would enhance success in reentry. Develop responsive and proactive strategies to support the success of individuals with complex and/or urgent reentry legal needs, with a focus on ensuring the success of people who are preparing for and recently released from incarceration. Develop a strong inside-out connection in Root & Rebound’s work, connecting people preparing for release with our existing legal programs teams in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Fresno, and in the tribal regions of Northern California, and streamlining people’s connection to other outside resources in the early days and months after their release. Support and collaborate with Root & Rebound’s In-Prison Programs Attorney and In-Prison Programs Coordinator to ensure streamlined and robust referrals and warm hand-offs between Root & Rebound and social and other services statewide. Develop resources, educational material, and systems/protocols to ensure people approaching release and recently released people are informed of and connected to relevant services in community. Public Education, Resource Development, Provide resources and training/education to partners, including directly impacted people, families, service providers, employers, community supervision officers, attorneys, and other agencies supporting people with records, to have the tools and know-how to navigate reentry legal barriers, with a strong focus on increasing the capacity of service providers who work with people in the early days and months after release from incarceration. Assist in the creation and updating of legal resources. Assist with proactively recruiting and managing a diverse, robust group of R&R volunteers, including pro bono attorneys, law students, undergraduate, and non-legal volunteers, in support of all of our legal programs. Track client and programmatic data and outcomes.
Maintain organized files, systems, and databases for all of legal programs. Assist with development and fundraising activities, as needed. Attend local, state, and national conferences related to work, as needed. Respond professionally and promptly to dynamic and ever-shifting programmatic demands in a startup environment, working collaboratively with our small but mighty team of reentry attorneys. Should be a licensed attorney, and in good standing, in California. 1-5 years of experience practicing in public interest law required. Experience providing wraparound legal and social support to clients. Strong communicator, good listener, and great issue spotter. Ability to research and synthesize complex legal information and distill into lay terms. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain organized and documented case files. Able to prioritize work effectively and excellent time-management. Independent, self-motivated, self-starter. Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and criminal justice. Positive, professional, and humble attitude. Strong work ethic, resilience, determination, reliable, positive attitude, and good sense of humor. Creative, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and try new things. Bi-lingual or multi-lingual is a plus. Driver’s license required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Root & Rebound
1730 Franklin Street
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612

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