Staff Attorney

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Job location
2101 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Street address: 
2101 N. Tustin Ave.
City: 
Santa Ana
State: 
California
ZIP: 
92705
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

POSITION: Staff Attorney Santa Ana Litigation Unit
SUPERVISOR: Directing Attorney
WAGE RANGE: $49,065 to $86,593 depending on experience
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Exempt Position

Job Overview
Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. It has two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County, where it is known as Community Legal Services (CLS). LASOC/CLS seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Santa Ana Litigation Unit (visit www.legal-aid.com for more information about us). Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for handling a full range of civil legal problems including, but not limited to, immigration, family law, housing, consumer, and government benefits.
Key Functions
• Handles client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
• Researches and prepares pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
• Directs and supervises clinical law students and paralegals;
• Conducts community meetings and attends outreach events; and,
• Participates in activities of community based organizations and Bar Association activities.

Requirements: 

What are we looking for
• Education/License Required: J.D. and active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.
• Knowledge of legal principles and their application.
• Knowledge of rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings.
• Knowledge of legal research methods.
• Proficiency in Form Builder, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, etc.) and other software programs.
• Bilingual English/Spanish, preferred.
• Immigration Experience, preferred.
Benefits

$49,065 to $86,593 (minimum of 2 years of experience as an attorney is preferred)| Full-time | salaried | exempt
401-K | medical | dental | LTD | life insurance | paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

To apply: 

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Karen Harris at [email protected]. Position open until filled.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE
Expiration date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017