Skip to main contentSkip to footer content

Job Postings for Alumni

Welcome, alumni, to our exclusive job posting page tailored just for you! Discover the exciting career opportunities available to our graduates. Your journey doesn't end with graduation – discover job openings that align with your legal education and expertise.
 
We're thrilled to connect grads with these excellent job opportunities! Please keep in mind that it's up to you to double-check availability with the employer. 

Posted: 4/11/24

APPLY: on the website here

Salary $81,785.60 - $99,424.00 Annually
The Position
The current vacancies are in Ukiah and Fort Bragg, CA. 
The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreement, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region including Fort Bragg, Mendocino, or in Point Arena, shall receive a 5% assignment premium. This premium shall also apply to employees temporarily assigned to these locations for one full pay period or a longer period of time.    

Under close supervision, the Deputy District Attorney I learns and performs a variety of professional legal work involving the preparation, filing and prosecution of misdemeanor criminal cases as assigned and provides assistance to department staff.

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.   

 

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Interview victims and witnesses related to crimes; discuss cases with associated parties, such as investigators, police officers, probation officers and other attorneys.
  • Review police reports, defendant files, probation reports, witness statements, evidence, crime scenes and/or other sources to obtain relevant information for cases.
  • Issue subpoenas.
  • Negotiate resolution of cases with defense attorneys.
  • Appear and assist in making presentations in court at various stages of cases, including arraignments, pre-trial conferences and/or trials.
  • Research, formulate, draft and file motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Prepare cases for presentation at jury trials; coordinate with appropriate relevant parties.
  • Conduct legal research on criminal law issues.
  • Review appropriate documentation to file criminal charges.
  • Review comprehensive investigative and/or other reports.
  • Review current relevant legislation and litigation.
  • Maintain and upgrade professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience:
Current membership with the State Bar of California.  Completion of a legal intern program, preferably in a District Attorney's office, is highly desirable; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed to practice law in the State of California
Valid Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, procedures and practices regarding the practice of law in the State of California.
  • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
  • Ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • Computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.

Skill in:

  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Mental and Physical Ability to:

  • Analyze situations effectively, interpret and apply laws and regulations and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Write reports, motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
  • Argue clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Understand and accept differences in human behavior, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Selection Procedure & Other Important Information

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply. 
  • You must complete all sections of the application. A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application. 
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character. 
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan.  Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process:  All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list. 

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known.  You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request

Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.  

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 4/11/24

APPLY: on the website here

Salary $92,622.40 - $112,590.40 Annually
 

The Position

The current vacancies are in Ukiah and Fort Bragg, CA.  
 
The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreement, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region including Fort Bragg, Mendocino, or in Point Arena, shall receive a 5% assignment premium. This premium shall also apply to employees temporarily assigned to these locations for one full pay period or a longer period of time.   

Under direct supervision, the Deputy District Attorney II performs a variety of professional legal work involving the preparation, filing and prosecution of criminal misdemeanor cases as assigned and provides assistance to department staff.

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.    

 

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Interview victims and witnesses related to crimes; discuss cases with associated parties, such as investigators, police officers, probation officers and other attorneys; prepare victims and witnesses for court appearance and testimony.
  • Review police reports, defendant files, probation reports, witness statements, evidence, crime scenes and/or other sources to obtain relevant information for cases.
  • Issue subpoenas.
  • Negotiate resolution of cases with defense attorneys and judges.
  • Appear and present in court at various stages of cases, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial conferences and/or trials.
  • Research, formulate, draft and file motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Argue motions in court; present evidence and witness testimony.
  • Prepare cases for presentation at jury trials; coordinate with appropriate relevant parties.
  • Conduct legal research on criminal law issues.
  • Review appropriate documentation to file criminal charges.
  • Review comprehensive investigative and/or other reports.
  • Review current relevant legislation and litigation.
  • May act as a representative for the District Attorney's Office.
  • Maintain and upgrade professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience:

Current membership with the State Bar of California and one (1) year experience as a practicing attorney equivalent to that of the Deputy District Attorney I level; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed to practice law in the State of California

Valid Drivers License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge in:

  • Principles, procedures and practices regarding the practice of law in the State of California.
  • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
  • Ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • Computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.

Skill in:

  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Mental and Physical Ability to:

  • Analyze situations effectively, interpret and apply laws and regulations and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Write reports, motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
  • Argue clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Understand and accept differences in human behavior, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Prepare and present cases in court; negotiate settlements.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Selection Procedure & Other Important Information

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply. 
  • You must complete all sections of the application.  A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application. 
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character. 
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list. 

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known.  You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request. 

Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.  

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted: 4/11/24

APPLY: on the website here

Salary $108,097.60 - $131,414.40 Annually
 

The Position

The current vacancies are in Ukiah and Fort Bragg, CA.  
 
The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreement, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region including Fort Bragg, Mendocino, or in Point Arena, shall receive a 5% assignment premium. This premium shall also apply to employees temporarily assigned to these locations for one full pay period or a longer period of time.  

Under general supervision, the Deputy District Attorney III performs a variety of professional legal work involving the preparation, filing and prosecution of criminal misdemeanor and felony cases as assigned and provides assistance to department staff.

Bilingual English/Spanish encouraged to apply. Se buscan personas bilingües en inglés y español. Para recibir una solicitud en español, llame a Recursos Humanos al 234-6600.

 

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Interview victims and witnesses related to crimes; discusses cases with associated parties, such as investigators, police officers, probation officers and other attorneys; prepare victims and witnesses for court appearance and testimony.
  • Review police reports; defendant files; probation reports; witness statements; evidence; crime scenes; psychiatric, medical and forensic sciences information; and/or other sources to obtain relevant information for cases.
  • Assist law enforcement agencies with investigations and issues of law.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Obtain search warrants; issue subpoenas.
  • Negotiate resolutions of cases with defense attorneys and judges.
  • Appear and present in court at various stages of cases, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, pre-trial conferences, sentencing, motions, post-conviction hearing and/or trials.
  • Research, formulate, draft and file motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Argue motions in court and present evidence and witness testimony.
  • File and/or prepare cases for presentation at jury trials; coordinate with appropriate relevant parties; prepare audiovisual displays and demonstrative evidence using current technologies.
  • Conduct legal research on criminal law issues.
  • Review comprehensive investigative and/or other reports and appropriate documentation to file criminal charges.
  • Review, edit and sign legal documents prepared by lower level district attorneys or other staff members.
  • Review current relevant legislation and litigation.
  • Authorize and approves extradition proceedings; handle insanity commitment proceedings.
  • Act as a representative for the District Attorney's office; work with investigators to prepare cases for court; request investigations and evaluate results; discuss and resolve problems; discuss and plan case tactics and strategy with investigators.
  • Maintain and upgrade professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars and training programs and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to less experienced district attorneys or others; answer legal questions and educate staff in changes in laws; review pleadings and filings of staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education and Experience:

Current membership with the State Bar of California and two (2) years experience as a practicing attorney at a level equivalent to that of the Deputy District Attorney II; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed to practice law in the State of California
Valid Drivers License

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, procedures and practices regarding the practice of law in the State of California.
  • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
  • Ethical and professional standards of conduct.
  • Computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
Skill in:
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
 Mental and Physical Ability to:
  • Analyze situations effectively, interpret and apply laws and regulations and recommend effective courses of action.
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Write reports, motions, briefs and/or other legal documents.
  • Speak effectively before groups and respond to questions.
  • Argue clearly, logically and persuasively in written and oral form.
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity.
  • Understand and accept differences in human behavior, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Prepare and present cases in court; negotiate settlements.
  • Train and mentor less experienced attorneys.While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Selection Procedure & Other Important Information

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply. 
  • You must complete all sections of the application.  A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference “see résumé” will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application. 
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character. 
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address. Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative. Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan. Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards. Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

Examination Process: All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list. 

Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known.  You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request.

Special Requirements: Employment in some County departments or positions may require the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background, which may include fingerprinting, and/or a medical examination, which may include drug screening.

This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.  

The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted: 4/9/24

APPLY: on DRC website

Description

If you require an accommodation due to a disability to complete this application OR you are experiencing issues submitting your application and accompanying materials, please e-mail: talent@disabilityrightsca.org

Make a difference! We fight for the rights of people that have disabilities.... JOIN US!

We encourage those who are d/Deaf or Disabled to apply.

LOCATION:

Sacramento - Hybrid; Minimum 2 days/week in office

1831 K Street, Sacramento-(ALTA CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CENTER)

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:

Non-exempt; Regular; Full time (37.5 hrs).

SALARY RANGE:

$25.64/hr. - $30.22/hr./$50,000 - $58,923 annually 

We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

Including 8% 401k Match, a language differential up to $250/mo. Health (HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, basic life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance and flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and commuter). Additionally, we offer ample vacation, sick/self care leave and eighteen paid holidays (including the last week in December) and more….. We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) - eligible employer. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Open until filled. Applications should be received by April 19, 2024 to be considered for the first round of interviews. 

WHO WE ARE

Disability Rights California (DRC) defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

DRC works for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.

DRC values all forms of human diversity. We are committed to a culture of belonging where all people are welcome. In order to be effective advocates for all people with disabilities, we must address discrimination in all its forms, including the unique challenges faced by people who experience the intersection of multiple systems of discrimination.

OFFICE OF CLIENTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY

DRC has a contract with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services for clients of each of the 21 regional centers located statewide. That contract funds the Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate (ACRA) position. We are a team of zealous advocates and disability generalists who are building a culture of teamwork and working for a world where all disabled people have power, are treated with dignity and respect, and make their own decisions.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The ACRA assists and advocates for people with developmental disabilities who are regional center clients, including people who reside in state developmental centers and community facilities. The ACRA is primarily responsible for clerical and administrative support for the office, which provides information, advice, and representation on a wide range of legal topics impacting people who receive regional center services. Examples are special education, Social Security, IHSS, healthcare and insurance, and living in the community.

The ACRA works under the direct supervision of a clients’ rights advocate and in collaboration with other OCRA advocates and attorneys in their advocacy and outreach efforts.

This position is in a location convenient to the regional center and is eligible for a hybrid schedule working both remotely and in-office. Currently the office is located at 1831 K Street in Sacramento. The ACRA may work remotely up to three days per week.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential functions are the job responsibilities an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. ACRA essential functions include:

Support and Advocacy – 85%

  • Work in-person in DRC’s Sacramento office a minimum of two days per week, in collaboration with OCRA’s Alta California Regional Center team.
  • Greet callers and provide initial response to requests for help.
  • Coordinate meetings and conference calls.
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Apply screening guidelines to identify problems and determine appropriateness of advocacy services. 
  • Provide information and referral to individuals who do not qualify for representation or services.
  • Process requests for materials and publications.
  • Assist in client and caller interviews.
  • Use electronic case management software to create case files, including recording required demographic data, and to maintain accurate and timely case information.
  • Collect data and generate reports.
  • Assemble evidence packets for use in administrative hearings and other proceedings.

Outreach / Training – 15%

  • Develop and update community referral information.
  • Strengthen and build relationships with local community-based organizations.
  • Assist in scheduling, organizing, and conducting training activities, and developing and producing educational materials.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an outreach plan, including targeted outreach to traditionally underserved communities.

Other Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

(Applicants MUST meet EACH of the minimum qualifications to be considered for an interview.)

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus 1 – 2 years related experience or training.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

(Applicants DO NOT have to meet any of the Desirable Qualifications to be considered for an interview.)

  • Associate degree in a related field from a two-year college or technical school, OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a four-year college or university, OR equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Able to communicate fluently and write effectively in Spanish or an Asian language, including the ability to interpret and translate.
  • Knowledge of statewide resources available to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Experience reviewing medical or educational records.
  • Contacts with disability organizations and/or within disability communities.
  • Experience with or extensive contacts in ethnic or language distinct communities.
  • Experience providing training to a diverse range of people.
  • Life experience as a person with a disability or direct experience as a caregiver of a person with a disability.
  • Proficiency with Windows-based computer applications including Microsoft Office and case management software.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives, including people with disabilities, administrators, advocacy groups, and the public, and to maintain confidentiality in all matters.

BILINGUAL ABILITY:

No additional language is required.

LICENSES / CERTIFICATES

This job has no licenses or certificates requirements.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Occasional travel required. Ability to travel occasionally for activities such as out-of-town meetings, team meetings, training, or outreach activities up to 10% of the time. More travel may be required to meet program or contract requirements.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability-related reasonable accommodations.

  • Duties are performed in office and home environments and the field in a wide range of settings, including courthouses, congregate care or other institutional settings, and community agencies.
  • Duties frequently require sitting and communicating with others.
  • Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, hearings, facilities, and settings where clients live.

Posted: 4/9/24

APPLY: on DRC website 

Description

If you require an accommodation due to a disability to complete this application OR you are experiencing issues submitting your application and accompanying materials, please e-mail: talent@disabilityrightsca.org

Make a difference! We fight for the rights of people that have disabilities.... JOIN US!

We encourage those who are d/Deaf or Disabled to apply.

LOCATION:

Remote (California Only).

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:

Exempt; Regular; Full time.

SALARY RANGE:

$130,118.63/yr. - $190,560.83/yr..

We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

Including 8% 401k Match, a language differential up to $250/mo. Health (HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, basic life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance and flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and commuter). Additionally, we offer ample vacation, sick/self care leave and eighteen paid holidays (including the last week in December) and more….. We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) - eligible employer. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Open until filled. Applications should be received by April 19th, 2024 to be considered for the first round of interviews. 

WHO WE ARE

Disability Rights California (DRC) defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

DRC works for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.

DRC values all forms of human diversity. We are committed to a culture of belonging where all people are welcome. In order to be effective advocates for all people with disabilities, we must address discrimination in all its forms, including the unique challenges faced by people who experience the intersection of multiple systems of discrimination.

OFFICE OF CLIENTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY

DRC has a contract with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services for clients of each of the 21 regional centers located statewide. That contract funds the Clients’ Rights Advocate (CRA) position. We are a team of zealous advocates and disability generalists who are building a culture of teamwork and working for a world where all disabled people have power, are treated with dignity and respect, and make their own decisions.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

OCRA’s program provides consultation and assistance to regional center clients, including: serving as a clients’ rights resource to regional center clients, their families, and the community; assisting regional center clients in understanding procedures for initiating appeal hearings; obtaining generic services such as IHSS and SSI; asserting and protecting the rights of regional center clients changing their residence, including placement in facilities and judicial commitments to state-operated facilities; investigating denials of rights under Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 50540; providing self-advocacy trainings to regional center clients; and providing clients’ rights training to regional center staff and service providers.

The OCRA Associate Director reports directly to the OCRA Director and is a member of OCRA’s management team, assisting the Director with day-to-day operations of program activities and office administration, program leadership and guidance, and formulating program priorities. They represent OCRA in public and serve as a liaison to stakeholders such as clients, their families, and agencies and organizations such as DDS, Regional Centers, and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. They lead multiple OCRA projects and program activities, ensuring that OCRA has the staff, resources, and tools to provide high quality advocacy services. The Associate Director is a thought partner and back-up to the OCRA Director and promotes a positive work environment and teambuilding within OCRA.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential functions are the job responsibilities an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. Associate Director essential functions include:

Leadership

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to OCRA staff, including supervision, workload management, training, and mentoring.
  • With the OCRA Director, lead initiatives that ensure skill development at all levels, including substantive legal topics, OCRA and DRC policies and procedures, and supervision, communication, and teambuilding.
  • Plan and participate in OCRA management team meetings; serve as backup to the OCRA Director when needed.
  • Represent OCRA with stakeholder organizations and collaborators.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with DDS, other government actors, other legal services programs, and disability constituency groups.
  • As needed, attend DRC Board meetings and report on OCRA work.
  • With the OCRA Director, oversee OCRA day-to-day operations and ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance and substantive training in areas of expertise to OCRA staff.
  • Address systemic problems and issues related to OCRA and its clients by collaborating with clients, their families, and agencies and organizations such as DDS, Regional Centers, and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Administration

  • Monitor approved budget and participate in preparation of required contract reporting.
  • Review and approve expenses consistent with program budget.
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews of required data and ensure accurate reporting of contract deliverables.
  • Interface with Information Technology on data collection and other topics in support of OCRA’s effective advocacy.
  • Assist with client grievances.
  • Evaluate data, prepare reports, and attend DRC board meetings to report on activities as needed.

Other Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervise OCRA staff as necessary to carry out program requirements consistent with DRC’s policies, applicable laws, and contract requirements, including but not limited to Managing Attorneys, Supervising Clients’ Rights Advocates, Supervising Attorneys, and Office Managers.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing direct work; regularly evaluating performance and providing ongoing feedback; working with Human Resources to take corrective actions when needed; addressing complaints and resolving problems; reviewing and approving timesheets, travel requests, and expense reimbursements within required timeframes.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

(Applicants MUST meet EACH of the minimum qualifications to be considered for an interview.)

  • Juris Doctor degree or equivalent and membership in the California State Bar.
  • At least ten years’ experience as a practicing attorney with at least four years of practice in public interest law. Judicial clerkships or externships may count as up to one year of legal practice experience.
  • At least five years’ experience advocating for the rights of people with disabilities or other underserved groups.
  • At least five years’ experience supervising multiple attorneys and/or advocates with demonstrated results reflecting successful mentoring and leadership.
  • Proven ability to supervise multiple staff while also accomplishing administrative responsibilities.
  • Experience with laws, rights, and services as they pertain to people with disabilities, or direct representation of people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including planning communication strategies and effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and supervise colleagues in a distributed and/or remote work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access and ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Proficiency with Windows-based computer applications including Microsoft Office software, case management software, database applications, and videoconferencing software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

(Applicants DO NOT have to meet any of the Desirable Qualifications to be considered for an interview.)

  • Demonstrated commitment – through lived experience or employment history – to working with people with developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate fluently and write effectively in Spanish or an Asian language, or ability to communicate using American Sign Language.
  • Experience working in legal services and/or a nonprofit organization.
  • Lived experience as a person with a disability or direct experience as a caregiver of a family member with a disability.
  • Knowledge of programs that serve people with disabilities.
  • Experience in the disability rights movement or extensive contacts in disability communities.
  • Experience with or extensive contacts in ethnic or language distinct communities.

BILINGUAL ABILITY:

No additional language is required. 

LICENSES / CERTIFICATES

This position has no licenses or certificates requirements. 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to travel routinely, up to 25% of the time, for activities such as stakeholder meetings, supervisory visits, team meetings, board meetings, education, training, or outreach activities. More travel may be required to meet program or contract requirements.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability-related reasonable accommodations.

  • Duties are performed in office and home environments and the field in a wide range of settings, including courthouses, congregate care or other institutional settings, and community agencies.
  • Duties frequently require sitting and communicating with others.
  • Duties require regular communication over online platforms, including video technology.
  • Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, hearings, facilities, and settings where clients live.

Posted: 4/9/24

APPLY: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3873901127/?capColoOverride=true&original_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.google.com%2F

Our client is currently seeking an experienced attorney to focus its practice area on labor & employment matters. The ideal candidate should have litigation skills, a track record of positive client relationships, a history of making court appearances, and experience taking and defending depositions.

Attorney will:

• Advise clients on day-to-day labor and employment matters including, but not limited to, wage and hour issues, employee discipline and separations, record keeping, workplace investigations, anti-harassment compliance and trainings, and compliance with state and federal laws.

• Prepare customized employee handbooks, employment agreements, and other materials related to labor and employment matters.

• Handle all aspects of civil litigation, from inception through resolution.

• Handle all aspects of administrative litigation with administrative agencies including, but not limited to, the Labor Commissioner, the Employment Development Department (EDD), and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), etc.

• Work directly with clients, staff, and other attorneys both within and outside of the Firm.

• Must have strong verbal and written communication and research skills.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Must have experience in discovery.

• Must have experience in law and motion work.

• Responsible for management of respective client matters;

• Expected to maintain regular, courteous communication with clients, ensuring they understand their legal concerns and providing them with legal counsel;

• Represent clients in administrative and legal proceedings;

• Preparing legal documents in a timely and accurate manner;

• Ability to perform casework independently;

• Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally;

• Ability to handle a reasonable caseload;

• Excellent interpersonal skills;

• Strong critical thinking skills;

• Adaptable and attention to detail;

• Expected to work in collaboration with other attorneys and paralegals within the firm;

• Monitor collections closely and participate in collecting past due amounts on Attorney’s client accounts;

• Actively markets the firm through events, publications, workshops, continuing education opportunities, and effective case management. It is expected the attorney to submit one article per year for publication and perform one presentation per year.

• Actively participate in the community by volunteering for or serving on governing boards of clubs, nonprofits, or associations;

• Expected to maintain cell phone availability for clients and firm employees;

• Expected to work with legal staff in a courteous manner; oversee their work and assist in staff performance evaluations;

• Attend regular branch and/or department meetings for applicable practice areas;

• Work with Branch and/or Department Managers and Partners to improve legal services, work efficiency, firm oversight, and outreach effectiveness;

• Responsible for regularly entering client billing entries in the billing software daily or no later than weekly;

• Responsible for reviewing pre-bills and correcting time entries within the time frames provided by the Firm Manager; Responsible for returning corrected pre-bills to Firm Manager or billing clerk within the time period requested;

• Maintains State Bar licensing and completes the required CLE training credits;

• Stay informed on developments in labor and employment law.

Licenses: Active CA State Bar license.

Work Experience: At least two to five years of previous experience in a position of comparable responsibility. Experience in litigation, employment, and/or labor law preferred.

Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, internet software, and database software. Experience in NetDocuments and Centerbase preferred but not required. Training is provided.

Apply now and one of our recruiters will reach out to you

Balance Staffing is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Posted: 3/26/24

APPLY: Please submit cover letter resume and writing sample to Kate Hutchins: hutchins@perrylaw.net

Family Law Attorney 

Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP is a full-service law firm located in Santa Rosa, California. We are a team of highly skilled, experienced attorneys, forming one of the largest law firms in the North Bay. Our attorneys represent
clients based in Sonoma County, regionally, nationally and internationally. Because of our broad experience and diverse practice areas, we are in the unique position
to offer a multi-disciplinary approach, as we help our clients realize their goals and solve their problems.
We are committed to providing exceptional legal service and equally dedicated to the development of outstanding attorneys. We have a strong commitment to providing support and mentoring, while offering a flexible and progressive work
environment.

Perry, Johnson seeks an experienced family law attorney to join our team. Ideal candidates have at least five years of family law litigation experience.

Responsibilities consist of full matter representation from intake through resolution of family law matter. Candidates will possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, an analytical approach, and a commitment to excellence. Family law associates work under the direct mentoring of a family law partner and are supported by a collaborative team of professionals, including attorneys with subject matter expertise in family law, estate planning, real estate and business.

Candidate Qualifications:
 Active member of the California State Bar
 A desire to work in Sonoma County
 Strong work ethic and a passion for learning
 Excellent verbal and written communications skills
 Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
 Results-oriented team player

Salary: $100,000.00 – 175,000.00 per year

Benefits:
 Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
 Disability and Life Insurance
 Flexible Schedule
 Hybrid Work Environment
 Generous Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays
 Professional Development Assistance
 Paid Continuing Legal Education and Professional Dues
 401K and Profit Sharing Plan
Please submit cover letter resume and writing sample to Kate Hutchins
(hutchins@perrylaw.net).

Posted: 3/26/24

APPLY: lawoffice@josiahyounglaw.com

Paralegal - California/US Law

About Us: The Law Office of Josiah Young, PC is a dynamic family law firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to our clients. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for achieving favorable outcomes, we take pride in delivering comprehensive legal solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented paralegal to join our team in California. The successful candidate will work closely with attorneys and other legal professionals to support our practice in US law. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to grow their career in a fast-paced legal environment.

Responsibilities:
● Assist attorneys in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions, and
discovery requests.
● Conduct legal research and analysis on various topics relevant to ongoing cases.
● Prepare and organize legal documents for court filings, hearings, and trials.
● Maintain case files and databases, ensuring accuracy and completeness of information.
● Coordinate with external parties such as court personnel, expert witnesses, and vendors as
needed.
● Stay updated on changes in relevant laws, regulations, and court procedures.

Requirements:
● Juris Doctorate or comparable experience in paralegal studies or a related area.
● Paralegal certification from an accredited institution preferred.
● Prior experience working as a paralegal in a law firm setting, with a focus on California
law preferred.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining their qualifications and
why they are interested in the position to lawoffice@josiahyounglaw.com. Please include
“Paralegal Application” in the subject line of the email.

The Law Office of Josiah Young, PC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in
the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or
veteran status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Posted: 3/25/24

Our growing law firm is looking to hire an experienced family attorney licensed in California who is passionate about representing clients facing one of the most challenging times in their lives to manage our Petaluma caseload. Experience in litigating child custody, child support, spousal support, and divorce is a must. (We will also be recruiting an attorney for our Ukiah office soon).

Our ideal applicant is a detail-oriented "people person" with exceptional writing skills and the ability to use technology and systematic processes to manage a steady caseload. They should be a self-starter who enjoys autonomy but can also work collaboratively within a team.

We offer a competitive base salary (below) plus bonus incentives, a generous vacation package, 3 floating holidays, 13 additional holidays, health insurance (choice of several plans including Kaiser and Sutter), dental insurance, vision insurance, chiropractic insurance, acupuncture insurance, an annual professional development allowance, and optional participation in the firm's 401k plan with generous employer matching contributions. Depending on the firm's performance for the year, we may close the office and provide additional paid time off during the December holiday season.

In addition, we offer a drama-free and supportive workplace with team members ranging from 2 years to 15 years with the firm. Our attorneys work 2 days in the office, and 3 days from home (with the option to work additional time at the office, according to the employee's preference). Our team meets daily via Teams for a brief morning meeting and works closely to ensure our clients receive the best service. Our paralegals each have over 20 years of experience in family law and are the backbone of our firm. We are selective in the cases we accept. We currently do not accept domestic violence cases, guardianship cases, CPS-involved cases, termination of parental rights, contempt matters, or pre/post-nuptial agreement matters. We do not offer mediation, limited-scope services, or free consultations. We strive to keep each attorney's caseload under 40 total cases so we can give each client the attention they deserve and avoid attorney burnout. Management does not tolerate clients or others who are abusive to our team. Family law is challenging. We make sure our team is taken care of!

Responsibilities
  • Attend court proceedings as needed to represent clients
  • Manage the division of marital assets
  • Conduct initial consultations with potential clients
  • Help solve legal problems for clients by analyzing the situation, understanding their needs, and creating a strategic plan of action
  • Collaborate with team members to effectively move cases through the divorce, custody, and/or the support process
  • Use technology such as Clio, Slack, Lawmatics, and LawYaw to assist in case management and communications
Qualifications
  • Candidates should be great negotiators and communicators, specifically in situations when emotions and stress are high
  • Member in good standing with the California State Bar
  • 3 years or more of recent and significant experience as a family law attorney is preferred
  • Experience conducting initial consultations
  • Experience in litigating child custody, child support, spousal support, and divorce
Compensation
$109,439 - $161,998 yearly
About Wine Country Family Law, P.C.

Wine Country Family Law, P.C., founded in 2008, is a well-established Northern Bay Area, California firm, top-rated by clients, and rated in the top 100 fastest-growing law firms in the U.S. with offices in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Ukiah. Wine Country Family Law, P.C. is woman-owned, LGBTQI-owned, and Indigenous Person-owned.

Our Firm Constitution:

  • We work with honesty and integrity.
  • We are humble and unpretentious legal professionals.
  • We are bold, exploring unconventional and creative measures to advance our clients’ needs.
  • We are leaders.
  • We are open-minded, adaptable, and always learning.
  • We embrace technology to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and provide convenience to our clients.
  • We are supportive of our teammates.
  • We value a sense of humor and foster a friendly, positive work environment.
  • We maintain a healthy balance between our professional and personal lives.
  • We seek methods to encourage personal wellness to bring our best selves to our clients and our team.

Posted on: 3/25/24

APPLY: Please submit the requested documents in PDF format to info@mitchelldanoff.com.  In the subject line of your email, please include "Law Clerk Application - [Your Full Name]."

Job Title: Law Clerk

Job Overview: Mitchell & Danoff, a dynamic and client-focused personal injury law firm with offices in San Jose and Hollister, is seeking a dedicated Law Clerk to join our litigation team. This position offers an exceptional opportunity to contribute to our litigation and legal research efforts, providing support to the firm in a variety of personal injury cases including cases involving motor vehicle crashes, commercial trucking, traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, motorcycle wrecks and premises liability.  The ideal candidate will gain hands-on experience in trial advocacy and preparation, legal processes, client interactions, and case management, making this a perfect role for those aspiring to deepen their legal expertise and career in personal injury law.

Location: Hollister, CA (flexible, hybrid or remote)

Required or Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited law school or a recent graduate (specify desired class level, e.g., 2L, 3L, or graduates).
  • Strong academic record and legal research and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in personal injury law and trial advocacy.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Previous experience in a law firm or legal setting is preferred but not required.

Documents Requested:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (detailing your interest in personal injury law and any relevant experience)
  • Writing Sample
Deadline to Apply: April 20, 2024
 

How to Apply:

Please submit the requested documents in PDF format to info@mitchelldanoff.com.  In the subject line of your email, please include "Law Clerk Application - [Your Full Name]."

Contact Name for Submitting Applications: Jesse Danoff, Managing Partner

We look forward to reviewing your application and potentially welcoming you to our team, where you will play a crucial role in supporting our mission to provide outstanding legal representation and achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

 
175 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

 

WHO 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 tens of thousands of lowincome people annually. Our work impacts farmworkers, indigenous populations, individuals with disabilities, immigrant populations, LGBTQ+ communities, women, children, and lowincome families in rural areas.

 

  • Position: Clean Slate Staff Attorney
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Location: San Luis Obispo office
  • Other: FLSA Exempt, Union Position, Full-time

 

Position Description: The Staff Attorney will provide post-conviction services to low-income individuals facing eviction, housing insecurity, substandard housing conditions, or other barriers to housing throughout San Luis Obispo County. The holistic approach to combating these issues will include legal services in record clearing.

Reporting to the Managing Attorney, this position will be responsible for full-scope representation to individuals seeking to clear their records in the San Luis Obispo service area, providing Know Your Rights presentations, conducting outreach, clinics, and case management of record clearing services under the Project. Additionally, the Staff Attorney will be responsible for engaging in cross-referrals to other CRLA services and/or referrals to external project partners.

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Perform community outreach and education campaigns on record clearing options in California.
  • Maintain relationships with Public Defenders in the San Luis Obispo service service area, serving as CRLA's liaison with these agencies.
  • Participate in record clearing clinics in the San Luis Obispo service area.
  • Improve and/or establish workflows for the record clearing clinic model.
  • Conduct an initial interview of workshop participants, screen all workshop participants for possible wrap-around services, and refer participants to other CRLA staff or external project partners following project referral procedures.
  • Process all completed forms: upload reviewed forms into correlating Legal Server files, prepare forms, organize and attach supporting documents, and file documents with the court.
  • Monitor and follow up on cases filed through the clinic model, including tracking hearing dates, in-chambers requests, and decisions, coordinating with the local public defender or recruiting volunteer attorneys for felony hearings.
  • Create and present training on record clearing procedures and legal theory.
  • Maintain an active caseload representing clients in the San Luis Obispo service area.
  • Participate in periodic case review meetings to ensure that high-quality legal services provided are consistent with CRLA priorities, policies, procedures.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of record clearing and other post-conviction laws.
  • Implement evaluation of Project services in collaboration with other Project staff.
  • Cooperate with the Development Department for grant reporting and evaluation requirements and participate in development efforts as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Admitted to practice law in the State of California or willing to take the next California Bar Exam.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with low-income clients, especially in the areas of social justice
  • Ability to empathize with the client community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills, especially in the area of group training or presentations
  • Superior organizational skills, especially as demonstrated by the ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate attention to detail.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • A highly qualified and desirable candidate would also have the following:
  • Lived experience with the criminal legal system and/or housing instability
  • Experience working with diverse racial and cultural groups.
  • Experience in trauma-informed intake and service delivery practices
  • Extensive knowledge of California expungement and resentencing laws, including an up-to-date understanding of current laws through statute and relevant case law, historical background and evolution of California expungement and resentencing laws, and all procedural requirements.
  • Experience with workshop or clinic legal services delivery models
  • Experience in recording clearing and/or post-conviction work, including work in expungement, arrest record sealing, felony reduction, Prop 47, Prop 64, Certificates of Rehabilitation, and changes to California resentencing laws.

Experience both training and supervising private attorneys, paralegals, law students, and/or other volunteers in delivering civil legal aid. 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:

We offer a diverse, family-friendly environment and compensation based on competitive public interest salaries; generous benefits package which includes 100% employer-covered medical, dental, vision, life, and short & long-term disability insurance for employees and up to 50% for dependents coverage; and 401K retirement plan with CRLA contribution effective immediately. Some professional dues are paid by CRLA (Bar Fees) and, if qualified, up to $6,000 law school Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program (LRAP). Generous paid leave policy which includes; 15 days of sick leave, 15 holidays each year, and vacation (accrue 15 days for the first year of service and 20 days after one year of service at CRLA). This is a union position (Legal Service Workers for Rural California "LSWRC" ), and the salary ranges from (Staff Attorney: $65,500-$90,000) depending on each year of admission to practice law in any U.S. jurisdiction and any relevant law-related work experience prior to being admitted to practice law.

CRLA requires that all employees are Fully Vaccinated, defined as a CDC-approved COVID vaccination and one booster shot. This offer is contingent on meeting this requirement. The complete vaccination policy, including the process for reasonable allowable accommodations, is available for your review upon request.

California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. 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.

Posted on: 3/20/24
 
Please submit a 1) resume and 2) a list of references to Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, at personnel@lafsbc.org. Please include job title in subject line of email.  
 
Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney – Family Violence Prevention Program  in Santa Maria, CA (serving Northern Santa Barbara County)  Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (Exempt) 
 
OVERVIEW:
The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County has an immediate opening for a full-time Family Violence Prevention program attorney who will assist survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, elder abuse, and human trafficking in obtaining restraining orders and with other related legal matters. The attorney may also assist with related immigration remedies for crime victims and consumer protection matters arising from abuse. The attorney will also provide legal education and outreach to the community on intimate partner violence, stalking, and other related issues. The position is funded in part through a grant provided by the US Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women. The program team includes 1 attorney based in Santa Barbara to serve south County clients. Depending on the level of experience of the applicant attorney, additional management or leadership opportunities may be considered. The attorney will join two other attorneys (who practice other areas of law), an Intake Coordinator, and Legal Assistant who serve and support the Santa Maria office.  
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Provides legal representation to survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, elder abuse, and human trafficking with obtaining restraining orders, child custody and visitation orders and related legal matters such as dissolution of marriage, establishing paternity, immigration remedies, child custody, and child and spousal support. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following range of duties: conducting client interviews, advice and counsel, litigating cases originating as intimate partner violence/domestic violence matters; making court appearances, representing clients in trials, updating and inputting information into case management system; education and outreach efforts directed at community members, advocates and service providers; program grant reporting and monitoring, attending regional taskforce meetings; and other duties as assigned.  
 
LOCATION:
This position is based in Santa Maria and will require travel to Lompoc as needed to meet with clients and for any court appearances. Hybrid work schedule with a combination of remote work and in-office work (expected to be 1-2 days per week). The schedule for remote work which is subject to change in light of organizational needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment before date of hire. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
-Licensed to practice law in the State of California and in good standing (provisional ok);  
-At least two years of legal experience as a licensed attorney;  
-Excellent oral and written advocacy, legal analysis, and legal research skills.  
-Ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with those who may have educational, language, or other barriers to understanding;  
-Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail;  
-Articulate, creative, and passionate advocate with excellent written and oral communication skills, and problem-solving skills; 
-Strong technical skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams), videoconferencing software, etc.;  
-Understanding of the nature and dynamics of domestic violence;  -Licensed to drive in California or otherwise has a reliable means of transportation to travel to Lompoc, meetings, and outreach events.  
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
-Experience working on behalf of survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic, violence, sexual assault, stalking, elder abuse or human trafficking;  
-Experience in family law and/or immigration law;  
-Experience working with low-income communities;  Language: Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required;
-Experience working with a civil legal aid organization or non-profit organization.  
 
SALARY AND BENEFITS:  
Salary range of $75,000 to $98,406 depending on experience. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including paid vacation, sick leave, all court holidays, health/dental/vision insurance (100% of premiums covered for employee), life insurance with Employee Assistance Program, and option to participate in 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution to a SEP-IRA after one year. Employer covers State Bar fees and one local bar association membership.  
 
APPLICATION PROCESS:  
Applications will be accepted immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled but priority consideration will be given to those who apply by March 29, 2024. Please submit a 1) resume and 2) a list of references to Jennifer Smith, Executive Director, at personnel@lafsbc.org. Please include job title in subject line of email.  
 
ABOUT US:
The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to Santa Barbara County residents. Our mission is to provide high-quality civil legal services to low-income and other vulnerable residents in order to ensure equal access to justice. We change lives through direct representation, legal advice and information, and community education. Our vision is a community where low-income people and other vulnerable residents are empowered to thrive and where all residents have meaningful access to the civil justice system. Our office are located in Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa Barbara.  
 
The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.  
 
The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County is an equal opportunity employer.