Staff Attorney

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Job location
449 Broadway
El Centro, CA 92243
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
California Rual Legal Assistance, Inc
Street address: 
1430 Franklin st.
City: 
Oakland
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94612
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients
in CRLA priority areas in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal
Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.
Responsibilities:
• Provides legal service to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation
and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies.
• Reviews and supervises the work product of Community Workers and Clerical support staff relating to
all clients being advised or represented by him/her.
• Undertakes significant statewide impact activity, including institutional and group litigation or
community economic development beneficial to the low income community.
• Develops leadership in working with community, client and other advocacy groups related to statewide
impact issues.
• Works to develop specialized knowledge in a substantive area of poverty law and acts as a resource for
other staff through participation in at least one CRLA task force.
• Coordinates advocacy in substantive areas through collaboration with other human services providers,
non-profit organizations and community, client or other advocacy groups.
• Participates in CRLA training programs, local office case reviews, staff meetings or other CRLA activities
as required.
• Provides community education regarding legal rights and prepares materials relating to these
presentations.
• Works with members of the private bar as necessary in accordance with CRLA Private Bar Involvement.
• Maintains contemporaneous time records in the CRLA case handling system.
• Maintains a good working relationship with all members of the office staff.
• Utilizes basic capabilities of word processing program.
• Other duties as assigned.

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.
• 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

To apply: 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the CRLA Human Resources
Department at [email protected]. E-mail cover letter and resume and include “Staff
Attorney – El Centro” in the subject line.
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CRLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$43,680 to $72,800 based upon bar admission date.
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Expiration date: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017