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Staff Attorney - (RJU) Watsonville

Location: Watsonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationWatsonville - Watsonville, CAPosition TypeStaff AttorneyEducation LevelJuris Doctor (J.D)Salary Range$60,000.00 - $80,600.00 Salary/yearTravel PercentageUp to 25%Job ShiftDayJob CategoryLegalWHO WE ARE: Founded in 1966, CRLA's mission is to fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited communities of our society. Through a network of regional offices and cross-cutting programs, CRLA provides legal services to over 42,000 low-income people annually. Our work impacts farm workers, individuals with disabilities, immigrant populations, LGBTQ+ communities, women, children and families in rural areas.Position: Staff AttorneyExperience: 0 + Years ExperienceApplication Deadline: Open until filledLocation: CRLA Watsonville OfficeTerm of Employment: Regular, Full-TimeOther: FLSA Exempt, Union PositionPosition Description:Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in CRLA priority areas in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.Essential Responsibilities/Duties:Maintains an appropriate level and balance of advocacy as required by the Core Expectations.Provides legal counsel, advice, representation, and other legal assistance to eligible client groups in civil matters, including administrative proceedings and litigation in the state and federal courts.Provides community legal education & outreach on issues and areas within the priorities, as identified by CRLA.Develops expertise in one or more of the substantive priorities of the program, using that expertise both in matters which are routine, as well as in matters which involve policy advocacy necessary and appropriate to the resolution of legal problems which are of significant concern to the client community.Supervises the work of, and assists in training law clerks, community workers, and legal support staff.Assists and cooperates with program and development staff in securing grant and other funding and complying with grant obligations and reporting requirements.Maintains and improves proficiency with all equipment, hardware, and software necessary to perform the duties of the position.As assigned by the Directing Attorney, Program Directors, Regional Directors or the Executive Director and Deputy Director other duties as are related to the position.Complies with the California Rules of Professional Conduct, the Legal Services Corporation Act and its regulations promulgated there under, and with program standards, policies and practices including all caseload size and control protocols, case management, reporting, and grant compliance procedures.Required Education and Experience:Admitted to practice law before the court of any state.Admitted to practice law in the State of CA or willingness to take the next CA Bar Exam.Demonstrated commitment to working with low income clients.Excellent written and verbal communication.Able to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.Bilingual (English & Spanish) Fluency Preferred.Preferred Education and Experience:A highly qualified and desirable candidate would also have the following:Experience working with low-income families and communities.Experience in a non-profit legal services environment.Prior experience in legal services and additional language ability relevant.This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Compensation & Benefits:Based on a competitive public interest union salary scale; generous benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, and 401K retirement plan contribution. Fourteen (14) paid Holidays, generous vacation and sick leave policy, some professional dues paid by CRLA and if qualified - participation in the School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program (LRAP).California Rural Legal Assistance thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.

Keywords: CALIFORNIA RURAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE INC, Watsonville , Staff Attorney - (RJU) Watsonville, Other , Watsonville, California

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