WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1977, the Yuba Sutter Legal Center is a non-profit agency whose mission is to enable seniors in Yuba and Sutter Counties to exercise their legal rights to remain self-sufficient and able to access housing, medical care, income, etc. We provide direct legal services to hundreds of seniors every year. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced, well trained and motivated staff.

 

Position: staff attorney.

Experience: 0+ years experience.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Location: Marysville, California.

Term of Employment:  32 hours per week.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Staff Attorney will:

–Provide legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation, document preparation) to seniors in accordance with the program and case priorities;

–Participate in training programs, case reviews, etc.;

–Attend community meetings and community workshops;

–Prepare and provide community education regarding senior legal issues;

–Develop collaborative relationships with other agencies in the two counties that serve seniors;

–Other duties as assigned.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

–Develop experience in landlord-tenant issues; debtor-creditor issues; drafting powers of attorney; negotiating with opposing parties; Medi-Cal applications.

–Be proficient in Microsoft Office or Word Perfect;

–Maintain contact with clients which may include travel and visits to homebound or institutionalized seniors.

–Attend regular case reviews with the directing attorney.

–Be motivated and a self-starter.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

–Admitted to practice law in the State of California.

–Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

–Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task;

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

–Prior experience working with seniors or low-income persons.

–Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred.

–Basic knowledge of procedures in state court and before administrative agencies.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

–Starting Salary: $45,000 to $55,000 depending on experience. Annual salary reviews.

–Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

–Participation in CalSavers Program.

–Participation in Loan Repayment Assistant Program (LRAP) if qualified.

 

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and three (3) references to Brad Enos, bradenos@yahoo.com.

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