JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – SAN DIEGO COUNTY STAFF ATTORNEY

ELDER LAW & ADVOCACY seeks a staff attorney for its San Diego office.  The position is based in San Diego and offers an opportunity to work on a variety of civil legal services cases.  Attorneys of our Legal Services programs advise about a wide range of legal issues, including financial elder abuse, landlord/tenant problems, contractual disputes, consumer issues, and benefits problems. Attorneys also prepare documents such as Advance Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney. The Elder Tenant Assistance Project assists tenants at risk of homelessness in both San Diego and Imperial Counties by providing in-depth negotiated settlement assistance. Elder Law & Advocacy does not have a billable hour requirement and our staff are dedicated to providing outstanding legal services to our underserved population.

 

POSITION TITLE: Staff Attorney

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Admission to the California Bar. Recently admitted attorneys with some volunteer experience are welcome to apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Full Time

SALARY RANGE & BENEFITS: Depending on experience, range from $62,000 to $68,000 plus benefits; bar dues; MCLE/training stipend

POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Legal Services; the Executive Director for some projects

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as Staff Attorney for several programs serving older adults including Senior Legal Services and Caregiver Legal Services Programs.
  • Act as Staff Attorney for the Elder Tenant Assistance Project
  • Conduct client interviews to assess legal needs
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to older adult residents of San Diego County
  • Conduct community education presentations and attend other community events
  • Attend State-wide tenant advocacy calls and meetings
  • Utilize an electronic case management system
  • Provide input for contract and grant applications and reports
  • Attend monthly attorney staff meetings and other meetings
  • Train and supervise law clerks and volunteer attorneys

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • D. and current admission to the California State Bar
  • Experience with or interest in providing direct legal services to primarily low-income individuals
  • Capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Bondable, insurable driver with valid California State Driver’s License
  • Eligible for professional liability insurance
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) helpful but not required

 

POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:

  • Legal Assistant(s)
  • Volunteers

 

Submit cover letter, resume with three professional or educational references, and one writing sample to:  jlevine@seniorlaw-sd.org or by mail: Elder Law & Advocacy, 5151 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123, Attn: Hiring Manager.

Staff Attorney (San Diego)
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