Family Law Attorney (Bilingual in English and Spanish)

Family Law Attorney (Bilingual in English and Spanish)

 

Receive valuable litigation training and experience at an organization dedicated to access to justice. The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) seeks a Bilingual Family Law Attorney (English and Spanish)

About JDC:

JDC is a non-profit organization that has provided free legal services to low-income San Francisco residents since 1977. Each year, JDC serves nearly 8,500 indigent clients through staff and volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and law students. JDC’s holistic advocacy addresses our clients’ social service needs in addition to their legal needs.

About the Job:

JDC’s Family Law Project assists low-income litigants with family law matters, including dissolutions, child support and custody, and spousal support. The Family Law Staff Attorney will directly represent clients before the San Francisco Unified Family Court, as well as provide appropriate limited-scope representation, brief services, advice, and referrals. The attorney must be conversant in Spanish and English.

Responsibilities include: managing cases that are in active litigation; performing and overseeing client intake; largely fulfilling administrative and clerical work associated with litigation; and preparing and submitting timely project reports to the grant funder. The attorney will periodically staff family law clinics at partner agencies to give limited-scope advice and referrals by appointment. The attorney is expected to work independently but under the oversight of the Family Law Supervising Attorney, and to maintain accurate database records for all cases.

The successful candidate will have the following:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Licensed member of the California State Bar in good standing
  • Ideally three years of family law litigation
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Experience working with low-income clients and/or survivors of trauma is preferred

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent oral, written and client service skills in English, and strong oral and written ability in Spanish
  • Able to effectively interact with low-income clients, opposing counsel, judges and court staff
  • Able to handle and manage their own independent case load
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Essential Forms

 

To Apply:

Please visit our career site at The Bar Association of San Francisco to submit your cover letter and resume. 

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