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Staff Attorney (Family Law)

Description: 

Reports to:  Supervising Attorney

Application Deadline:  Until Filled

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

Salary:  $65,208 - $92,703

 

The Family Law Staff Attorney will join a dynamic team that combines family law and immigration services to CCLS clients.  The Staff Attorney will focus on representation of domestic violence survivors in an effort to provide guidance, legal support and safety.  These services will include explanation of related processes and assistance in obtaining restraining orders, child custody orders, child and spousal support orders, and divorces against abusers. 

DUTIES

  • Advise and represent survivors of domestic violence in related civil proceedings;
  • Provide legal representation to clients consistent with CCLS program priorities;
  • Identify and analyze systemic issues through individual casework, reviews of the CCLS data, and participation in statewide networks of legal services advocates;
  • Co-Counsel with other legal staff and pro bono partners;
  • Collaborate with other legal staff, client groups, community-based service providers, and statewide networks;
  • Participate in community outreach and education events;
  • 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 3 years of legal experience;

·        Excellent litigation and negotiation skills;

·       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; 
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Have an organized, detailed approach;
  • Able to use good judgment, multitask, and meet short-notice deadlines;
  • 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
2025 W Feemster Ave
Visalia, CA 93277
United States
Phone: (800) 675-8001