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Staff Attorney (Education Law Project)

Description: 

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) seeks an Attorney to work in our Education Law Project, to address a broad range of issues that affect education in Kern County. This project provides legal services related to school discipline, truancy, bullying, discrimination, and special education issues.

This project is also focused on addressing language access issues, suspension or expulsion from school, special education access, and discrimination. The Attorney must demonstrate the capacity and ability to maintain a large caseload which may include: Interviewing prospective clients; analyzing their legal problems; rendering legal advice; negotiation with opposing parties and agencies; preparing and submitting documents for clients; representing clients in various phases of litigation; attending community meetings; developing positive relationships with client communities; developing complex litigation; finding solutions to broader client problems through litigation. 

Requirements: 

• Commitment to GBLA’s mission and values. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Organized and detailed. • Ability to assume responsibility quickly; work independently and as part of a team. • Must be able to interact with a wide arrange of the client population in a kind and appropriate manner. • Active membership in the State Bar of California

To Apply: 

Email your cover letter detailing your interest in the position, resume, writing sample and 3 professional reference to careers@gbla.org Cover letter and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and qualified applications will be invited to an interview.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
December 2, 2020
Organization Information: 
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc
615 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93304
United States
Phone: 661-334-4661