CROC Staff Attorney
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.
CROC empowers 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 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 includes 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 July 2019 California Bar Exam may be considered)
Required: At least one year of experience in family law or in 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
Comfort with litigation
Very strong writing, analytical, advocacy, and organizational skills
Ability to work well with diverse populations and clients in crisis and to work calmly and effectively with drop-in clients and callers
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Why Work For Us:
We offer a collaborative work environment and a progressive work culture. Additionally, we are a mission and values based organization.
Starting salary is competitive with other nonprofits. We also offer a generous benefits package that includes a choice of medical insurance plans, dental insurance, vision insurance, pretax commuter, health, and dependent care accounts, employer paid short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement and profit-sharing benefit, and more! CROC is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who can contribute to our diversity, including people with disabilities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) writing sample, and (4) references to email@example.com and BASFjobs@sfbar.org.
No phone calls please. Due to the amount of resumes we receive each day, we will not be able to respond individually with the status of your application.