POSITION:    Staff Attorney (Law School Graduate or Attorney)

LOCATION:  Potential openings in field offices and Expanded Access Project (Auburn, Chico, Eureka, Redding, Sacramento, Ukiah, Vallejo and Woodland.)

TO APPLY:    Identify the office and location to which you are applying and send résumé, writing sample, and three references with telephone numbers to:

Julie Aguilar Rogado, Deputy Director

jaguilar@lsnc.net

Legal Services of Northern California

517 12th Street

Sacramento, CA  95814

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

START DATE: Fall 2021

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Founded in 1956, Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) provides high quality civil legal assistance to the poor, seniors, and people with disabilities in 23 northern California counties.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under supervision of the managing attorney, participate in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to: client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, trials, and appellate work in both State and Federal Courts; appear at administrative hearings; provide legal advice to individual clients, and general legal information to eligible community groups as well as to the public in general.

 

QUALIFICATIONS CRITERIA:

  1. Knowledge of the principles and procedures of litigation in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and hearing rights; substantive areas of law relevant to program/office case priorities; principles of community development and establishment of working relationships; the theories of changes in the law and how to implement strategies for developing changes; principles and procedures of legislative advocacy; the importance of written reports to management; computer research methods.
  2. Skills: Client interviewing, investigation, legal research, analytical reasoning ability, creativity, excellent English writing skills, negotiation, trial skills, appellate writing and oral argument, communication/listening skills, ability to work under stress and short time lines, ability and desire to work with/for low-income people, older adults and people with disabilities, ability to empathize with client communities, and the ability to do online research.
  1. Language: An ability to relate to the client community being served; bilingual in a language spoken by client communities preferred, but not required.
  1. Housing/Landlord-Tenant law experience, particularly unlawful detainer defense, preferred but not required.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

J.D. and a member of the California Bar or awaiting California Bar results and otherwise eligible for admission. This is an entry-level position or higher – law graduate or attorney with one (1) to three (3) years’ experience working with low-income people preferred; experience with community outreach and organizing preferred; Spanish-speaking ability preferred, but not required.

 

SALARY RANGE: Beginning at $5,417/month – DOE according to scale.

BENEFITS: Legal Services of Northern California offers an excellent fringe benefit plan.

 

LSNC PROVIDES A BILINGUAL BONUS FOR EMPLOYEES WHO SPEAK A SECOND LANGUAGE, OTHER THAN ENGLISH, COMMONLY SPOKEN BY CLIENTS WHEN THE SECOND LANGUAGE IS USED ON THE JOB FOR WHICH THE PERSON IS EMPLOYED.

LSNC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, OLDER PEOPLE, AND LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE TO APPLY.

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