Join an organization dedicated to improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (CROC) currently has an opportunity for a Staff Attorney to become part of our team.
The Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic is a fiscally sponsored project of the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco. CROCempowers domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors in San Francisco to understand their legal rights and options, and we provide free legal services to help survivors enforce and protect those rights. CROC operates as a collaborative supported by four member agencies: API Legal Outreach; Bay Area Legal Aid; the Riley Center of St. Vincent de Paul Society; and the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco. Our office is located in the Inner Mission District of San Francisco.
About the Job:
This position requires an attorney with a demonstrated strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy and a background in working with domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors. The staff attorney’s responsibilities include interviewing sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking survivors to complete restraining order applications; representing sexual assault and stalking survivors in Civil Harassment Restraining Order proceedings; providing community education regarding legal rights and remedies of sexual assault and stalking survivors; developing relationships and collaborating with community partners; and engaging in other tasks and projects that further the interest of CROC’s mission and operations as a non-profit. This is a full-time position which will include alternating Thursday evening and Saturday day-time hours.
The successful candidate will have the following:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
- Required: Licensed member of the California State Bar in good standing (applicants taking the October 2020 California Bar Exam may be considered)
- Required: At least one full year of experience practicing family law or responding to the practical and legal issues encountered by survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking
SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
- Bilingual verbal and written fluency in Spanish or Cantonese preferred
- Demonstrated passion for and desire to work with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
- Comfort with litigation
- Excellent writing, analytical, advocacy, and organizational skills
- Ability to work well with diverse populations and to work calmly and effectively with clients in crisis
- Ability to work independently and as a team player