Staff Attorney - California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
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
- 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
- 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
review or 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
- Maintains a good working relationship with all members of the
- Utilizes basic capabilities of word processing program.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
- Admitted to practice law in the State of CA or willingness to
take the next CA Bar Exam.Demonstrated commitment to working with
low income clients.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.Able to meet
deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to
- Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive
relations with a diverse population.
- Bilingual (English & Spanish).
Preferred Education and Experience
A highly qualified and desirable candidate would also have the
- Experience working with low-income families and
- Experience in a non-profit legal services environment.
- Prior experience in legal services and additional language
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive
listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required
for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at
any time with or without notice.
Compensation & Benefits
Based on a competitive public interest union salary scale;
generous benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision,
Disability, Life Insurance, and 401K retirement plan contribution.
Fourteen (14) paid Holidays, generous vacation and sick leave
policy, some professional dues paid by CRLA and if qualified -
participation in the School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program
Yearly Salary Range: $60,000.00 - $80,600.00
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