Directing Attorney- CRLA, Inc.

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Job location
449 Broadway St
El Centro, CA 92243
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
California Rural Legal Assistance
Street address: 
449 Broadway St,
City: 
El Centro
State: 
California
ZIP: 
92243
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

California Rural Legal Assistance needs an exceptionally dedicated full-time Directing Attorney to manage the El Centro office. It is an ideal job for an experienced managing attorney who wants to join an effective, dynamic team working to make systemic change.Reporting to the Executive Director and the Deputy Director, the CRLA Directing Attorney is responsible for the overall provision of legal services to the low income client community in the service area and the day to day operations of the local field office. This includes supervising, training and motivating local office staff to provide the highest quality legal services in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.

Requirements: 
  • Admitted to practice law before the court of any state.
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of California or willingness to take the next California Bar Exam.
  • Three years minimum experience managing law office and staff, preferably in a non-profit legal services environment.
  • Three years minimum litigation experience, preferably in a non-profit legal services environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with low income clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.
  • Migrant Unit position requires Spanish fluency; additional language ability relevant to the indigenous farmworker community strongly preferred.
To apply: 

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Include “DA – El Centro” in subject line of e-mail.

Notes: 
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CRLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Salary range: 
44,200 - 72,800 based upon BAR admission + management bonus
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Expiration date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016