LEGAL AID OF MARIN
Staff Attorney, Employment Law
Legal Aid of Marin has an excellent opportunity for a full time attorney. If you want to work in an environment where people are dedicated to helping those most in need in our communities this could be the right fit for you. Your ability to multi-task, plus your superb organizational skills will ensure you are able to fit in with this team.
The mission of Legal Aid of Marin is to provide access to the civil justice system to low-income, vulnerable and otherwise underserved residents of Marin County, and to strive for practical solutions to client problems through quality legal service.
Brief Description of position: We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to represent traditionally underserved populations, including persons who are homeless, have disabilities, and/or low-income, minority, senior, and LEP immigrant clients. The staff attorney will independently manage a litigation caseload in the area of employment law and in other areas of law as needed, including housing and civil rights.
Responsibilities will include: conducting client interviews, engaging in community education and field outreach, and negotiating with governmental agencies, employers, landlords and attorneys. The staff attorney also will represent Legal Aid clients in administrative hearings and affirmative litigation, including multi-plaintiff and class actions, in response to client needs and when in line with LAM’s mission and resources. This position will focus on holistic, community-based legal services to low-income workers.
The staff attorney also will supervise and train volunteer attorneys, legal assistant(s), interns, and non- attorney volunteers when needed, and will work in close coordination with other LAM attorneys. Responsibilities also include keeping records as needed for purposes of measuring outcomes, grant reporting and timekeeping, and helping with agency fundraising efforts and events.
• Member in good standing with the California State Bar.
• Demonstrated commitment to public interest legal practice.
• Minimum 2 years’ litigation and/or employment law experience.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical skills.
• Strong organization skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.
• Experience providing services to traditionally underserved populations including persons who are homeless, have disabilities, and/or low-income, minority, and immigrant clients.
• Commitment to the mission and work of Legal Aid of Marin.
• Enjoy a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
• Valid California Driver’s License required.
• Fluent in Spanish strongly preferred.
Hours and Days per Week: 40+ hours, exempt
Compensation: Salary begins at 59K based on two years’ experience. Additional years’ experience compensated at higher salary based on a scale. Legal Aid of Marin benefits include twelve holidays, vacation, sick leave, a health insurance allowance, and retirement plan participation.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to: Vivian Alatorre, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
We are seeking diverse candidates, at all levels of experience, to expand our community-based legal services and employment law practice. Competitive candidates will work well in a collaborative, egalitarian environment, and will have a passion for blending direct services and larger scale problem solving. Employment law experience and Spanish language proficiency are strongly preferred.
Legal Aid of Marin thrives on diversity. We are committed to a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQQI individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.