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Seniors Staff Attorney

POSITION:                                           Staff Attorney – Senior Citizens Legal Advocacy Program

SUPERVISOR:                                    Supervising Attorney

WAGE RANGE:                                  $62,133.00 to 89,190.00 annually

JOB CLASSIFICATION:                  Exempt; Full-Time

LOCATION:                                         Santa Ana

APPLICATION DEADLINE:          Open Until Filled

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. CLA SoCal has a staff of more than 100 employees and two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. CLA SoCal seeks enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and compassionate candidates who will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced public interest law firm. CLA SoCal strongly prefers that the applicant have experience working with non-profits and/or law firms.

 

The Staff Attorney reports to the Supervising Attorney and will handle a full range of civil legal problems that affect senior citizens, but not limited to, family law, housing, consumer, social security, elder abuse, limited conservatorships, and government benefits. The Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and attending workshops at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, CA.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handles client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial, and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts.
  • Researches and prepares pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings.
  • Directs and supervises clinical law students and paralegals.
  • Travels to certain Senior Citizen Centers throughout Orange County to conduct client interviews, and
  • Coordinate and/or supervise the Limited Conservatorship Clinic at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, CA.
  • Participates in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.
  • Bilingual in English and/or Spanish, Vietnamese, etc. highly preferred, but not necessary.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an attorney in the related field or other areas of law pertaining to Senior Citizen advocacy. New attorneys are encouraged to apply!
  • Juris Doctorate and active membership in good standing with the State Bar of California.
  • Knowledge of legal principles and their application.
  • Knowledge of rules of evidence and the conduct of court proceedings.
  • Knowledge of legal research methods.
  • Proficiency in Form Builder, Microsoft Office Suite (Work, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and other software programs.
  • Proactive approach, anticipates problems, offers solutions, and able to think on their feet.
  • High level of initiative and mature judgement in tackling multiple projects and tasks with limited supervision.
  • Reliable team player and multitasker.
  • Great organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Empathetic and energetic attitude while working with others.
  • Articulate, creative, and passionate with excellent written and spoken English; skills and competence in grammar and spelling required.
  • Proven interest in social justice issues.

 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

INTERNAL CANDIDATES:

To be considered for this position as an internal candidate, you must currently be classified as a regular employee.  TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

If you have any questions regarding duties, responsibilities and salaries for this position, please see Ebony Dailey.  All internal candidates will be allowed preference for up to two weeks of the internal posting of the position. Any applications received after this date will be considered with external applications.  Applicants are encouraged to apply at anytime.

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

Position is open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an equal opportunity employer.

Intake Paralegal (Part-Time)

POSITION: Intake Paralegal

SUPERVISOR: Intake Supervising Attorney

WAGE RANGE: $16.54/hour to $18.34/hour

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Part-Time

LOCATION: Santa Ana, CA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. CLA SoCal has a staff of more than 100 employees with  two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. CLA SoCal seeks a motivated, compassionate, and well-organized individual to work on its Hotline, and conduct outreach and intake at off-site events and clinics. Our Hotline at CLA SoCal received over 100 calls per day. Our preferred candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

 

The Hotline Intake Paralegal reports to the Intake Supervising Attorney and will also work closely with attorneys and paralegals in our offices. The Hotline Intake Paralegal is responsible for being one of the initial points of contact in the support of legal services offered to our clients.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Screen clients for eligibility and obtain demographic information
  • Able to complete client intakes over the telephone and enter the appropriate data into legal database
  • Determine and document legal problems and relay advice and counsel given by attorney to eligible clients over the phone
  • Analyze legal issues, issue spot, and draft advice and recommendations for attorney review
  • Assist attorneys with follow-up calls, drafting letters and other documents
  • Assist with outreach
  • Conduct in-person intake at the office or off-site clinics or outreach
  • Assist other staff with translation for office appointments
  • Follow compliance policies and procedures for client intake

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of one (1) year full-time experience working in a call center and utilizing a computer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Paralegal Certificate preferred.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or Vietnamese highly preferred.
  • Must type 30 wpm.
  • Reliable team player and multitasker.
  • Great organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn data entry techniques and use technology to communicate with our staff and/or clients.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Empathetic and energetic attitude while working with others. Ability to handle difficult and stressful client situations. Ability to understand, relate to, and communicate with people.
  • Travel regularly to CLA SoCal partner facilities to conduct client intake prepare legal forms and client declarations.
  • Proven interest in social justice issues.

 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

INTERNAL CANDIDATES:

To be considered for this position as an internal candidate, you must currently be classified as a regular employee.  TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

If you have any questions regarding duties, responsibilities and salaries for this position, please see Ebony Dailey.  All internal candidates will be allowed preference for up to two weeks of the internal posting of the position. Any applications received after this date will be considered with external applications.  Applicants are encouraged to apply at anytime.

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

 

Position is open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an equal opportunity employer.

Payroll Specialist

POSITION: Payroll Specialist

SUPERVISOR: Director of Finance (dotted line to Human Resources Manager)

WAGE RANGE: $20.18/ hour to $26.12/hour; compensation based on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

LOCATION: Santa Ana

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position open until filled

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. CLA SoCal has a staff of more than 100 employees and two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. CLA SoCal seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and compassionate Payroll Specialist who will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced public interest law firm. CLA SoCal strongly prefers that the applicant have experience working with non-profits and/or law firms.

 

The Payroll Specialist reports to the Director of Finance and will also work closely with the Human Resources Manager. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for using their strong knowledge of and hands-on experience of ADP Workforce Now to process payroll and maintain the organization’s Payroll and HRIS Systems.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the oversight and management of related employee pay data and records within payroll system.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate processing of CA-state only payroll for over 150 employees by managing process workflow.
  • Responsible for accurately maintaining Payroll files and records in a timely manner to include all paid time off balances, leaves of absence, promotions, transfers, salary changes, etc.
  • Responsible for tracking and deducting all garnishment, benefits, and other payroll deductions.
  • Maintain processes and audit trails for all payroll transactions, I-9, garnishments, etc.
  • Provide service to all employees regarding concerns with payroll to include the research and troubleshooting within the payroll system
  • Responsible for collaborating with Human Resources for the procedural implementation of wage and hour laws, as well as, company policies as they relate to payroll-related matters.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Team and Human Resources and prepare reports to ensure proper recording and coding of all payroll-related expenses (salary, hourly rates, 401(k), benefits, vacation accruals, etc.).
  • Coordinate with the Finance Team to ensure COBRA compliance.
  • Process accurate and timely year-end reporting when necessary for W-2 and 1099.
  • Comply with Federal, State, and local taxation and regulatory filings.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in Human Resources, Payroll, Accounting, and/or Finance.
  • Hands-on experience with ADP Workforce Now payroll system preferred (experience with Workday, UltiPro, Paycom and Paychex is acceptable).
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, and/or Mandarin is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of CA Wage and Hour Laws required.
  • Broad knowledge of HR policies and procedures.
  • Experience in implementing HR systems a plus, but not necessary
  • Strong ability to work in a highly sensitive and confidential environment.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented; ability to manage conflicting priorities and to adjust priorities on a daily basis.

 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

INTERNAL CANDIDATES:

To be considered for this position as an internal candidate, you must currently be classified as a regular employee.  TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

If you have any questions regarding duties, responsibilities and salaries for this position, please see Ebony Dailey.  All internal candidates will be allowed preference for up to two weeks of the internal posting of the position. Any applications received after this date will be considered with external applications.  Applicants are encouraged to apply at anytime.

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

 

Position is open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an equal opportunity employer.

Paralegal

POSITION:                                           Paralegal

SUPERVISOR:                                    Directing Attorney

WAGE RANGE:                                  $18.03 per hour to $28.69 per hour (Depending on experience)

JOB CLASSIFICATION:                  Non-exempt (Hourly)

LOCATION:                                         Compton

APPLICATION DEADLINE:          Open Until Filled

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors. CLA SoCal has a staff of more than 100 employees and two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. CLA SoCal seeks enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and compassionate candidates who will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced public interest law firm. CLA SoCal strongly prefers that the applicant have experience working with non-profits and/or law firms.

 

Paralegals are required by California law to work under the direction and supervision of a licensed attorney and may work under the supervision of staff attorneys and paralegals with advanced tenure and knowledge.

 

Our Paralegal reports to the Directing Attorney and is responsible for interviewing and consultation, providing legal information and education, providing legal advice and counsel, and providing legal advocacy and representation in administrative legal matters.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interview clients and maintain client files.
  • Prepare legal forms, pleadings and other documents in connection with trials, settlements and other legal proceedings.
  • Write, edit and finalize correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents, including drafting discovery and discovery motions.
  • Legal and factual research. Cite checking.
  • Observe confidentiality of attorney-client relationship.
  • Maintain calendar and deadline reminder systems as needed.
  • Enter time into Legal Server.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or paralegal certificate. Must have at least one year of experience as a paralegal.
  • Strong technical skills; including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience with the preparation of judicial council pleading forms.
  • Internet search skills including Westlaw and LexisNexis.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Reliable team player and multitasker.
  • Great organizational skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Empathetic and energetic attitude while working with others.
  • Proven interest in social justice issues.

 

 

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.

 

INTERNAL CANDIDATES:

To be considered for this position as an internal candidate, you must currently be classified as a regular employee.  TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

If you have any questions regarding duties, responsibilities and salaries for this position, please see Ebony Dailey.  All internal candidates will be allowed preference for up to two weeks of the internal posting of the position. Any applications received after this date will be considered with external applications.  Applicants are encouraged to apply at anytime.

EXTERNAL CANDIDATES:

TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to Ebony Dailey at humanresources@clsocal.org.

Position is open until filled.

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an equal opportunity employer.

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