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Staff Attorney (Consumer/Senior/Public Benefits)

Description: 

Reports to:  Supervising Attorney

FLSA Status:  Full-Time, Exempt (Union Position)

Application Deadline:  Until Filled

Salary:  $65,208 - $92,703

CCLS has an exciting position for an energetic Staff Attorney to serve on its Consumer-Senior- Public Benefits Team. The Staff Attorney will provide legal representation to eligible seniors and dependent adults on a wide variety of issues impacting CCLS’ client population. The Staff Attorney will also engage in outreach and education events and build relationships with community members, agencies, and other community-based organizations.

DUTIES

·       Represent senior and consumer clients in estate planning, public benefits, and consumer matters, including direct services, administrative hearings, and affirmative litigation;

·       Initiate impact litigation to prevent and remedy unlawful acts against seniors and consumers;

·       Work with the team to accomplish the Fresno, Merced, Tulare & Kings County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) seniors grant project goals, maintain accurate records, and provide monthly written reports;

·       Participate in organizing, conducting, and attending community outreach events and legal workshops/clinics across the Central Valley;

·       Maintain ongoing relationships with CCLS attorneys, pro bono attorneys and volunteers, support centers, and community-based partners and service providers;

·       Attend national or regional trainings as deemed necessary and/or helpful to CCLS, and provide training on lessons learned to other CCLS staff;

·       Other duties as assigned.

 

CCLS BENEFITS PACKAGE OVERVIEW:

Work/Life Balance

· 7.5 hour work day / 37.5 hour week

· 14.5 Paid Holidays

· Free wellness counseling & resources

· Union protection for applicable positions

Rewards for Dedication

· Annual pay increases

· Overtime for Hourly/Non-exempt staff

· Compensatory Time for Salaried/Exempt staff

More than Base Pay

· School Loan Assistance up to $500/month

· Bilingual Pay up to $90/month

· Home internet reimbursement of $25/month

· CCLS issued laptop & cell phone

· CA State Bar dues paid in full

· Mileage reimbursement

Retirement Contribution

· CCLS contributes to staff 403(b) plans starting at the one-year anniversary:

o Year 1 to 2 – 1% of salary contributed

o Year 2 to 3 – 2% of salary contributed

o Year 3 to 4 – 3% of salary contributed

o Year 4 to 5 – 4% of salary contributed

o Year 5+ - 5% of salary contributed

Group Health Insurance

· Coverage begins 1st of the month following hire date

· CCLS pays 100% for staff health insurance coverage

· CCLS pays 67% of staff dependent health insurance coverage

· Low-Cost Plans for:

o Dental PPO & Vision Insurance

o Long term disability & life insurance

o Workers Compensation coverage

Cash Out Options

· Vacation Cash Out:

o Accrued vacation cashed out & added to paycheck upon request

· Overtime Pay Out (Non-Exempt Staff):

o OT paid out within 30 days of accrual, per State standards

Computer Loan Fund

· Up to $1,500 interest free loan to assist staff with personal computer purchase

State Bar Exam Leave & Loan

· Protected leave for CA Bar Exam

· Interest-free loan for Bar Exam & study course fees

· Up to 8 weeks salary advance

 

Requirements: 
  • Active member in good standing of the State Bar of California;
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney;
  • Civil litigation experience strongly preferred;
  • Collaborative, team-oriented individual able to work with colleagues and external partners;
  • Ability to assume responsibility quickly, comfortable under pressure, and able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Have an organized, detailed approach;
  • Ability to work with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, client-centered manner;
  • Bilingual ability strongly preferred;
  • Commitment to CCLS’ mission and core values;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Ability to travel as needed, proof of liability and property insurance on vehicle used.

 

To Apply: 

 

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
March 3, 2024
Organization Information: 
Central California Legal Services (Main Branch)
2115 Kern Street, Suite 200
Fresno, CA, CA 93721
United States
Phone: 559-570-1217