STAFF ATTORNEY:  Yuba Sutter Legal Center for Seniors, Marysville, California

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled.

 

START DATE:  To be determined.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Founded in 1977, the Yuba Sutter Legal Center provides free legal services to persons 60 and over in Yuba and Sutter Counties. We work closely with other local agencies that serve seniors.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under supervision of the directing attorney, will provide  a variety of legal services including, but not limited to: client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, preparation of  legal documents such as powers of attorney, negotiations with opposing parties , representation of clients at administrative hearings and in state court, and provide general legal information to senior groups in both counties.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Skills: client interviewing, legal research, excellent English writing skills, communication/writing skills, ability to work under short time lines, desire to work with seniors, ability to do computer  research, use Word or Word Perfect programs.
  2. Language: Bilingual in Spanish or Punjabi preferred but not required.
  3. Knowledge: Basic principles of procedures in state courts and before administrative agencies; basic principles of landlord-tenant law, debtor-creditor, powers of attorney.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

J.D. and a member of the California Bar or willing and qualified to take the next bar exam. This is an entry level position.  Experiences working with seniors and/or low income persons preferred. Experience with community outreach and collaborating with other agencies preferred.

 

SALARY:

Depending on experience.

 

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:

One year.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, three references, and a legal writing sample to: bradenos@yahoo.com. Indicate staff attorney in subject line.

 

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