Legal Services Attorney

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Job location
575 Lincoln Ave
Napa, CA 94558
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Street address: 
1735 Telegraph Ave
City: 
Oakland
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94612
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Organization: Bay Area Legal Aid’s (BayLegal) mission is to provide high quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language, or disability. We are the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income residents of the San Francisco Bay Area with regional offices in seven counties. Our services include advice, referrals, limited scope assistance, extended representation, public policy and impact advocacy, trainings, and community education. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, BayLegal ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. We help our clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. BayLegal’s 100+ staff members provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, and healthcare access.

Position: We are seeking an experienced attorney to provide a range of civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The position involves the following duties:
• Representing survivors at all stages of family law cases, including: dissolution, custody, support, protective orders, and property issues
• Representing low-income survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault in a wide range of civil legal issues, including housing, public benefits, health access, and consumer protection
• Supervising and coordinating legal workshops and clinics
• Identifying systemic problems that affect our clients’ rights and addressing these challenges through affirmative advocacy and policy work
• Conducting community outreach and trainings
• Collaborating with local and national domestic violence organizations to address policy and impact issues affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors

Requirements: 

Core Competencies:
• Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision
• Detail-oriented with excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team
• Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done
• Sense of humor
• Spanish fluency preferred

To apply: 

Applications: Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply before June 22, 2016. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to: David McGee, Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. Please reference Napa Attorney in your application.

Notes: 
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; law school loan repayment; bilingual stipends; and 401k retirement plan.
Salary range: 
D.O.E.
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016