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Staff Attorney – Family Law (Norwalk)

POSITION: Staff Attorney – Family Law

LOCATION: Norwalk Office

SUPERVISOR: Directing Attorney

WAGE RANGE: $53,215 to $89,190 depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Exempt Position

 

About Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958. CLA SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income people throughout Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. With an emphasis on innovation, language access, and a holistic approach to client care, we help our neighbors fight injustice by providing compassionate, high quality legal aid, and advocating for stronger communities.

 

Job Overview

CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated, compassionate, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Norwalk Office. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals.

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for primarily handling a full range of the Family Law case. The position will also include representation of clients in Public Benefits issues.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle active personal caseload of full-representation cases;
  • Conduct client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Direct and supervise clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Conduct community meetings and attends outreach events; and
  • Participate in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar or membership to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills and problem-solving skills; attention to detail;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and with external community contacts;
  • Excellent negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Good client skills and comfort working with indigent clients;
  • Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members;
  • Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently;

Preferred, but Not Necessary Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills; and
  • Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed lawyering preferred.

 

Benefits:

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.

 

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

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Attorney – Public Benefits

POSITION: Staff Attorney – Public Benefits

LOCATION: Santa Ana

SUPERVISOR: Directing Attorney

WAGE RANGE: $53,215 to $89,190 depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Exempt Position

 

About Community Legal Aid SoCal

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958. CLA SoCal is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of low-income people throughout Orange and Southeast Los Angeles Counties. With an emphasis on innovation, language access, and a holistic approach to client care, we help our neighbors fight injustice by providing compassionate, high quality legal aid, and advocating for stronger communities.

 

Job Overview

CLA SoCal seeks an energetic, motivated, compassionate, personable and effective Staff Attorney to be part of the Santa Ana Office. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and serving low-income individuals.

Under the supervision of the Directing Attorney, this position is responsible for handling a full range of Public Benefits cases.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle active personal caseload of full-representation cases;
  • Conduct client interviews, negotiation, settlement, trial and appeal of cases in State and Federal Courts;
  • Provide direct legal services to low-income individuals who have been denied, terminated from, or had reduced essential safety net benefits;
  • Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings;
  • Direct and supervise clinical law students and paralegals;
  • Conduct community meetings and attends outreach events; and
  • Participate in activities of community-based organizations and Bar Association activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar or membership to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills and problem-solving skills; attention to detail;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and with external community contacts;
  • Excellent negotiation and organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Good client skills and comfort working with indigent clients;
  • Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members;
  • Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently;

Preferred, but Not Necessary Qualifications for Consideration:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills; and
  • Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed lawyering
  • Experience defending families and individuals who have been denied, terminated from, or had reduced essential safety net benefits such as CalWoRKs, Food Stamps (or SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8, CalFresh and General Relief or General Assistance (GR/GA).

 

Benefits:

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.

 

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

 

Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Assistant – Fund Development and Pro Bono Teams

POSITION: Administrative Assistant – Fund Development and Pro Bono Teams                                                              

SUPERVISOR: Director of Fund Development

WAGE RANGE: $18.19 to $19.16/hr

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Non-Exempt

LOCATION: Santa Ana Office

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is 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 Administrative Assistant 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 Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of Fund Development and will also work closely with the Director of Pro Bono and other members of the Fund Development and Pro Bono teams. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the Fund Development and Pro Bono teams with data entry, filing, correspondence, and general administrative duties as assigned.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Fund Development Support

  • Maintain accurate and timely electronic and hard copy grant files.
  • Assist Grants and Evaluation Manager in compiling data for reporting and evaluation, including follow-up with program staff
  • Support the planning and execution of fundraising events including gift and benefit fulfillment tracking, logistics, updating gift tracking reports, vendor invoice processing, and expense tracking.
  • Data entry of donor and prospect information, gifts, and pledges into fundraising database; liaise with the accounting department to ensure accurate reconciliation and reporting; provide timely acknowledgements for all gifts.

 

Pro Bono Support

  • Assist with collection of volunteer information and data.
  • Data entry of volunteer information into volunteer management database.
  • Maintenance of volunteer records and files.
  • Support planning and execution of volunteer recruitment and appreciation events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in fund development, grant writing, marketing, communications, volunteer engagement, planning and executing events such as galas, receptions, meetings and/or event planning or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and fundraising software.
  • Proven interest in social justice issues.
  • Editing/proofreading skills and graphics/design software knowledge is a plus.

 

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.  Position open until filled.

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.

Staff Attorney - Immigration

POSITION: Staff Attorney – Immigration    

SUPERVISOR: Supervising Attorney                                    

WAGE RANGE: $59,005.00 to $89,190.00

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time Salary/ Exempt

LOCATION: Santa Ana or Southeast Los Angeles Offices

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 with two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. CLA SoCal seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and compassionate Immigration Attorney who will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced public interest law firm. CLA SoCal strongly prefers applicants with experience working with non-profits and/or law firms.

 

The Immigration Staff Attorney reports to the Immigration Supervising Attorney and may also work closely with other law teams such as Family Law. The immigration attorney will be primarily located in one office, but may have some limited clients in both Orange County and Southeast Los Angeles. The Immigration Staff Attorney is responsible for offering a holistic approach to client care to include evaluation, advice, counsel and representation. Caseloads will include direct representation, impact litigations, and policy advocacy. The right candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serving vulnerable immigrant communities and survivors of domestic abuse both empathetically and effectively.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct legal services to victims of domestic violence, trafficking and other serious crimes in immigration matters including Adjustment of Status Applications, U-VISAS, T-VISAS, VAWA Petitions, Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Naturalizations, and Removal Defense;
  • Develop appropriate outreach materials and disseminate information about rights and benefits available to the immigrant community, including victims of domestic violence, trafficking and other serious crimes;
  • Identify significant legal needs facing client community in the immigration and work with the immigration team to develop plans, including litigation and policy, to address those needs;
  • Outreach to immigrant communities;
  • Conduct trainings and outreach to community-based organizations and community groups;
  • Develop and coordinate legal clinics with volunteers and other community collaboratives;
  • Coordinate with other assistance organizations in the area by providing referrals and implementing partner meetings to assure appropriate and efficient coverage of services;
  • Ensure grant deliverables are met under various funding grants and to prepare all necessary narratives and reports for grant funding; and
  • In conjunction with Supervising Attorney, recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with immigration law and related work
  • Active and good standing with the California State Bar
  • Administrative experience in immigration matter before government agencies such as USCIS and EOIR
  • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and related immigration law
  • Ability to meet grant deliverables and prepare grant reports
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to attend community events, outreach and engagement, hold and assist with legal clinics

 

PREFERRED, BUT NOT NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

 

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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