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Litigation - General Attorney in Chico, CA

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Company name

Legal Services of Northern California

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Chico, CA

Date Last Verified

May 29,2018

Posted on

May 14,2018

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Managing Attorney Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Executive Director: (1) provide leadership for aggressive, innovative and effective advocacy for the poor in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas and Tehama counties and, in collaboration with other offices; (2) provide supervision and professional development support to staff attorneys and support staff; (3) engage in high quality legal representation and community engagement on priority issues affecting low-income persons and communities; communicate and engage with client communities, local agencies, the judiciary, and the private bar; (4) organize and manage an effective private bar pro bono program and, (5) supervise the legal work of the advocacy staff, coordinate regular office case reviews, conduct staff meetings, participate in staff hiring, and ensure office morale. In coordination with other LSNC managers, provide staff training and supervision; assure caseload control and compliance with applicable rules, regulations and funding guidelines for legal services work. Participate with other LSNC managers in the management of the overall program, including participation on management committees and task forces; completion of priority surveys and work plans; resolution of staff, client and public grievances. Ensure the financial integrity of the office and develop, administer and report on grant proposals.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 4+ years substantial legal representation experience; litigation experience or other advocacy skills and a desire to participate in all phases of litigation, including discovery, brief writing, editing and oral advocacy, and appellate practice. Prior experience in the representation of low-income or under-served communities strongly preferred. Knowledge of and experience with personnel management and budgeting, conflict resolution and legal case work supervision is desirable. Prior legal services management experience highly desirable. J.D. and a member of the California Bar, or admitted to the Bar of another state and eligible for admission and willing to take first bar exam after hiring.
Starting Date: June 1, 2018

Company info

Gary Smith
Legal Services of Northern California
517 12th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814