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Staff Attorney

Employer
Capital Pro Bono
Location
Sacramento, California
Salary
Starting at $38/hour at 37.5 hours/week, DOE.
Closing date
Nov 12, 2021

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy
Job Function
Legal
Position Type
Full Time
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Definition:  Under the supervision of the Managing Attorney, assume responsibility for the operations of CPB’s legal clinics and projects.  This requires evening work hours one to two days a week.    

Duties:

  • Perform telephone intake on potential clients for services in a variety of legal areas for assignment to pro bono volunteer attorneys and/or legal clinics and projects. 
  • Provide legal advice and forms preparation to individual clients.
  • Assist with the recruitment, scheduling, and supervision of volunteers and CPB’s clinics and projects
  • Track progress of client cases and maintain client files in computer database program, including data entry and retrieval.
  • Provide general information about CPB’s services to community groups as well as to the public through legal education and information presentations. 
  • Develop legal education materials and work with client groups, community based organizations, and agencies to reach under-served eligible clients. 
  • Attend appropriate training sessions, continuing legal education seminars, and staff meetings.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports, grants, and routine memos as needed. 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned consistent with qualifications. 

Knowledge:

  • Law office practices and procedures
  • Correct business English and legal terminology, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Interviewing techniques and counseling methods
  • Listening and problem solving methods
  • Windows-based computer applications and Judicial Council Forms programs (Lawyaw)
  • Operation of standard office equipment
  • Familiarity with Sacramento-area community resources and organizations

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate in a professional and courteous manner
  • Good proof-reading and ability to write with correct English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, agencies, employees, and clients
  • Ability to relate to low-income clients and legal communities
  • Ability to work independently and accept supervision and correction

Education/Experience:

Active membership with the State Bar of California.  Minimum of three (3) years of active practice and experience as licensed CA attorney.  Minimum two (2) years’ experience handling consumer debt/bankruptcy, employment, and/or family law issues required. Two (2) years prior work experience dealing with the public, especially low-income individuals and/or volunteers strongly preferred.  Bilingual preferred but not required. 

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting at $38/hour at 37.5 hours/week, DOE.  Capital Pro Bono offers an excellent fringe benefit plan. 

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