JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Position Full-time Staff Attorney – Impact Litigation
Organization Description The Public Law Center (PLC) is seeking an energetic, passionate advocate to join our team in fighting for justice for low-income residents and self-represented litigants in Orange County through innovative, collaborative, community-centered lawyering to address inequities and pursue economic justice.

PLC provides high quality legal representation to low-income individuals in Orange County through a mixture of direct services, community education, and impact litigation and advocacy. Impact opportunities arise throughout PLC, and staff work closely with pro bono volunteers to ensure adequate resources to handle the efforts. PLC sees impact cases arise out of individual direct services cases, out of intentional large-scale litigation, local community-based advocacy, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and other mechanisms.

Qualifications ·         Active membership in the California State Bar/Bar Membership pending or eligibility to practice under State Bar Multijurisdictional Practice Program.

·         Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese a plus.

·         3-7 years’ experience, with state and/or federal court litigation experience required.

·         Excellent written communication skills.

·         Strong public speaking skills and ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, including community members, volunteer attorneys, court staff, and judges.

·         Ability to manage multiple tasks, and work independently and as part of a team.

·         Must have own transportation, valid CA Drivers license, insurance and good

driving record; travel throughout Orange and neighboring counties may be necessary.

·         Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have  a valid medical reason for not being fully vaccinated or a sincerely held religious belief preventing vaccination

 

Duties and Responsibilities ·         Work with PLC’s Director of Litigation to litigate, manage, and support impact advocacy throughout the organization.

·         Develop relationships with PLC’s substantive units, attend case reviews, and support and cocounsel with the units in identifying and pursuing impact litigation and advocacy.

·         Represent PLC in community meetings at the local and state level, effectively advocating for statewide, regional, and local protections for PLC’s clients

·         Co-counsel with other legal services organizations and private attorneys to ensure adequate resources available for advocacy.

·         Oversee volunteer lawyers, law students, paralegals, and others

·         Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events.

·         Full time position with occasional evening and weekend work required.

·         Other duties as assigned

Salary & Benefits ·         Compensation dependent on experience; range of $76,000 to $90,000

·         Competitive benefits provided

  Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample (10 pages or less) to

Grace Landa at: glanda@publiclawcenter.org. Please no phone calls.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

The Public Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

601 Civic Center Drive West ∙ Santa Ana, CA 92701-4002 ∙ (714) 541-1010 ext. 272 ∙ Fax (714) 541-5157

Staff Attorney, Impact Litigation
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