The attorney will provide high quality legal services, from advice and brief services to full representation; actively collaborate with community groups and nonprofits to devise solutions to problems of poverty in our client communities; and foster a productive relationship with other CCLS staff, the courts, public agencies, and community groups. A commitment to impact litigation as part of a holistic and collaborative advocacy strategy is essential
The attorney will represent tenants facing eviction, pursue affirmative litigation to improve housing conditions and prevent displacement, and provide advice and education to tenants about their rights. The Central Valley faces a crisis of evictions, predatory rent increases, and housing discrimination.
JOB DESCRIPTION IT SYSTEMS ANALYST CENTRAL CALIFORNIA LEGAL SERVICES Central California Legal
The Legal Secretary carries out routine duties and responsibilities and works with minimal supervision. The Legal Secretary knows and understands office policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct normal project functions. The Legal Secretary has an excellent grasp of the fundamentals of written communication in English and in Spanish, including excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
The CCLS Legal Advice Line (“LAL”) allows individuals and groups in Central California to apply for, and if determined eligible, to receive legal advice regarding a wide range of legal issues over the telephone and as a walk-in. The CCLS LAL is responsible for the efficient delivery of high-quality legal information, advice, and referral with regard to a broad array of legal issues, including housing, public benefits, health, consumer, education, and family security.
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.
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.