Careers

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Pro Bono Coordinator

POSITION:                               Pro Bono Coordinator
SUPERVISOR:                          Director of Pro Bono
WAGE RANGE:                        Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:             Full time, Exempt
LOCATION:                             Various Offices
Application Deadline:            Continuous until position is filled

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLASOCAL) 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. Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLASOCAL) seeks an energetic, motivated, personable and effective Pro Bono Coordinator to provide support to the Director of Pro Bono to attain the following goals:

  1. generate additional pro bono legal resources to augment CLASOCAL’s advocacy efforts;
  2. reinforce CLASOCAL’s support base in the private bar by facilitating outside involvement in our mission;
  3. develop innovative pro bono programs and initiatives; and
  4. position CLASOCAL as an integral part of a “community of justice” of legal services providers, social service agencies, community‐based organizations, educators, judges, and individuals working together to achieve equal justice.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in recruiting law firms for collaboration in pro bono partnerships;
  • Make presentations to potential project partners;
  • Coordinate in-person trainings and develop online training tools for pro bono volunteers;
  • Gather case information to develop case descriptions and distribute information about pro bono opportunities;
  • Facilitate placement of cases with a pro bono providers;
  • Provide support to volunteer attorneys and manage all aspects of collaborative projects;
  • Assist with ongoing projects with corporate partners;
  • Match volunteer attorneys with mentors, where appropriate;
  • Assist Director of Pro Bono in building staff systems and culture;
  • Participate in networking and outreach events;
  • Assist in volunteer recognition efforts, including event planning;
  • Research community resources and create Databank;
  • Manage data collection, reporting and evaluation of pro bono efforts;
  • Work with area law firms, private practices and others to cultivate a strong network of pro bono providers, and;
  • Perform administrative tasks and other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and with external community contacts;
  • Comfort in interacting with private attorneys, public service attorneys, judges and court personnel, as well as with public speaking;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, with colleagues and members of the communities we serve;
  • Enthusiasm for working with the population who normally would not be able to afford an attorney;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills and problem-solving skills; attention to detail;
  • Proficiency with standard office software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Comfort with technology and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications to develop video and interactive online content;
  • Comfort with the use of social media, and;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, active insurance policy and ability to travel frequently in and around the service area to engage with clients and community partners.

Educational and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and experience with legal services provider or non-profit organization; Juris Doctor Degree desirable but not required.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

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

 

The Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Director of Fund Development

POSITION:                               Director of Fund Development
SUPERVISOR:                          Executive Director
WAGE RANGE:                        Depending on experience

JOB CLASSIFICATION:             Full time, Exempt
LOCATION:                             Various Offices
Application Deadline:            Continuous until position is filled

Job Overview

Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLASOCAL) 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. Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLASOCAL) seeks a Director of Fund Development whose previous experience demonstrates successful fundraising efforts including a record of building campaigns, soliciting gifts and working with diverse staff and volunteers, that can be transferred into developing and implementing a strong fundraising platform for CLASOCAL. The Director of Fund Development will directly supervise the Grants and Evaluations Manager and Communications Associate.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Executive Director and others to build a successful fundraising program that will diversify funding streams and increase revenue from major/corporate gifts, individual gifts, grants and contracts, planned giving, and events;
  • Work closely with Executive Director to develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan, and put into place robust fundraising strategies and systems that will support its success;
  • Develop, execute, and drive implementation of CLASOCAL’s annual fundraising plan, as well as annual evaluation of the plan’s success in meeting goals and objectives;
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors at various giving levels, including individuals, law firms, corporations, and foundations;
  • Work closely with the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors, and help build the capacity and effectiveness of the Board to raise awareness and funds;
  • Adopt and administer a donor database for accurate and timely donor and gift record-keeping;
  • Plan and execute CLASOCAL fundraising events;
  • Build and manage staff and volunteer fundraising efforts;
  • Participate in outreach activities and community events related to donor cultivation;
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization;
  • Work with communications staff to develop and implement marketing and communication strategies and materials across platforms in order to raise brand awareness and support fundraising from diverse audiences;
  • Assist in preparation of annual organizational budget and audits;
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization;
  • Comply with fundraising regulations as required by grantors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • A commitment to and ability to articulate CLASOCAL mission;
  • Experience in serving on leadership teams in progressive nonprofit organizations;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with non-profit development or fundraising, with three years’ experiences as a Development Director preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including Boards of Directors and organizational leadership;
  • Experience and success in the cultivation and stewardship of volunteer and donor networks through a variety of creative outreach strategies, including events and communications;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience crafting targeted messages for multiple platforms, including traditional correspondence, website, and social media;
  • Experience in conducting research and identifying potential funders;
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with fundraising software;
  • Knowledge of marketing concepts and ability to assist in the creation, printing, and distribution of various materials;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize among competing tasks while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and administrative skills, a positive attitude and work style, and an ability to balance and initiate multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment; and;
  • Values diversity of thought, backgrounds and perspectives.

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

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

 

The Community Legal Aid SoCal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Staff Attorney- Complex Litigation

POSITION:                               Staff Attorney- Complex Litigation
SUPERVISOR:                          Director of Litigation
WAGE RANGE:                        Depending on experience
JOB CLASSIFICATION:            Full time, Exempt Position
LOCATION:                             Santa Ana Office
Application Deadline:            Continuous until position is filled

Program Overview

Since 1958, the Community Legal Aid SoCal has offered a diverse approach to the delivery of legal services. The mission of CLASOCAL is to provide high quality, free civil legal services to low-income individuals and seniors and to promote equal access to the justice system through advocacy, legal counseling, innovative self-help, in-depth legal representation, economic development, and community education.

CLASOCAL advocates on behalf of vulnerable individuals and communities both in Orange County and the southeast area of Los Angeles County. CLASOCAL currently maintains offices in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Compton and Norwalk. Generally, clients are eligible for CLASOCAL’s services if the client’s income is at or below 125% to 200% of the federal poverty threshold or if they are over age 60.  Based on the 2014 estimated poverty population, approximately 601,805 persons in CLASOCAL’s service area have incomes that fall below 125% of the poverty level.


Description of Position
 

CLASOCAL seeks a compassionate, open-minded, and dedicated Staff Attorney to join its Complex Litigation Unit in its Santa Ana, California office.  This is an exciting opportunity for a conscientious litigator to work in the community, make impactful changes for clients, and advocate for equal justice.  The Staff Attorney will litigate a wide-range of legal services issues, strive to make impactful changes on matters that disproportionately impact the poor, and be an integral part of a fast-paced team environment.

 

Job Responsibilities

Build expertise in specialized legal areas such as civil rights, fair housing laws, land use, mortgage and lending practices, government benefits, due process rights and disability laws.  Support the current state and federal litigation cases within the unit.  Current cases address issues of homelessness, homelessness prevention, affordable housing, and government benefits.  Formulate strategy on impact advocacy and policy.  Lead outreach, conduct extensive investigation, handle client intake, conduct legal research, draft legal briefs, and litigate.  Engage in collaborations with advocates in the CLASOCAL program and with community partners.  Comply with grant requirements, case tracking requirements, and all other administrative tasks as required of CLASOCAL employees.

Candidates must be available and willing to conduct outreach and advocacy throughout CLASOCAL’s service area, including to communities in southeast Los Angeles and all of Orange County, work with diverse group of clients, and collaborate with a multitude of local community groups.  The position will handle both direct service and impact cases and will report to the Director of Litigation.


Minimum Qualifications 

Minimum two years of litigation and trial experience, must be a member of the California Bar, and possess excellent legal research and writing skills.  The staff attorney will have a passionate commitment to social justice for disadvantaged individuals and communities and must be able to work in a collaborative environment.  Successful track record of forging alliances and moving people to take collective action. Experience can be demonstrated through prior work in legal services, housing litigation, litigation in federal court, and working with community groups.  Bilingual capacity strongly preferred.

More information on CLASOCAL

We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical, dental, LTD, 401k with employer contribution, life insurance, and FSA.  Paid holidays | vacation | sick leave

 

To apply for this position, send a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples to show a range of advocacy (10 pages or less per sample) (electronically in PDF or Microsoft Word format) to humanresources@clsocal.org.   Attention: Complex Litigation Unit – Staff Attorney.

 

CLASOCAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in its workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. The position is housed in CLASOCAL’s main office in Santa Ana, California with flexibility for partial weeks in the Compton or Norwalk offices.

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