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WOMEN’S SHELTER PROGRAM of San Luis Obispo County

Position Title:            Managing Attorney (Full-Time)
Reports to:        Executive Director
Hours:        40/week; Exempt
Location:        San Luis Obispo
Salary:   $70,000 - $75,000/year + benefits
Apply By:   May 15, 2017 by 5 pm.

Please submit resumes and cover letters electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NOTE: Please put “Managing Attorney” in the email subject line. No calls, please. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the deadline. Visit www.womensshelterslo.org to learn more about us.

 Purpose and Responsibilities

This employee is responsible for managing the Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) program for the Women’s Shelter Program (WSP) and providing legal representation to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV).  This is an exempt, full-time position, reporting to the Executive Director.

 Job Duties include:

  • Interview and screen clients for eligibility for the LAV program.
  • Give clients legal advice.
  • Prepare pleadings for clients.
  • Represent clients in court hearings.
  • Screen clients for referral to other attorneys or paralegals as appropriate.
  • Provide timely responses to internal and external inquiries.
  • Supervise the Legal Services Coordinator, contractors, and interns, as appropriate.
  • Give public presentations about IPV.
  • Coordinate grant partners, including hosting regular partner meetings.
  • Provide backup legal services to RISE.
  • Develop and maintain an effective system for securing pro bono counsel for clients.
  • Represent WSP on the District Attorney's IPV Task Force.
  • Represent WSP on the SLO Bar Association.
  • Attend trainings as needed.
  • Help clients obtain ancillary social services.
  • Additional tasks as identified.

Key Characteristics:

  • Passion for seeking justice for victims of IPV and their children.
  • Ability and willingness to advocate vigorously and effectively for WSP’s clients.
  • Works closely, cooperatively, and collaboratively with others.
  • Strong work ethic and shared commitment to WSP’s vision.
  • Acts on and makes timely decisions with Executive Director, takes responsibility for own results, and maintains a professional image.

 Qualifications:

  • Member in good standing of the CA Bar Association.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently.
  • Ability and willingness to handle sensitive issues with discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate cultural competency and responsiveness in dealing with diverse populations.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and respond to changing priorities.
  • Strong work history in family law and representation of IPV victims preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.

 Requirements

  • Must satisfactorily pass a background check (paid for by employer).

 Please note:

  • WSP is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
  • Employee will be required to complete WSP’s 40-hour domestic violence training program as soon as reasonably possible upon employment.
  • The job description is designed to cover the basic requirements of the position, can be revised at any time, and does not change the “at will” status of employment at WSP.
  • Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required. The position will require extended periods of time sitting and working on a computer keyboard that will involve extensive wrist and hand movement. The employee will be required to perform these movements without risk of injury to themselves or others, or to demonstrate how they can perform the essential functions listed above. 

 

Oakland City Attorney’s Office is seeking highly qualified, motivated attorneys for five open positions. We are interested in recruiting from the broadest and most diverse pool of candidates, and we ask that you share this announcement with any and all interested and qualified candidates.

 1. Deputy City Attorney II or III / Affirmative Lititation & Code Enforcement

The City Attorney's Office is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with expertise in building and housing code enforcement, nuisances and administrative appeals, litigation including civil rights and housing cases, experience in civil litigation and/or administrative hearings and appeals, including affirmative litigation or other expertise and experience that is transferable can satisfy the requirements for this position. 

2. Deputy City Attorney III or IV / Labor & Employment

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified individual with expertise in labor & employment law. Candidates must have expert knowledge of and extensive experience in labor & employment law, advice, negotiations, and arbitration.  Knowledge of federal and state court procedures is a plus. 

3. Deputy City Attorney V / Litigation

The Office of the City Attorney seeks a well-qualified, motivated attorney to serve as Deputy City Attorney V in the Litigation Division.  The Deputy City Attorney V (DCA V) is the most senior deputy city attorney classification and handles the most complex cases and cases with the highest level of exposure. The DCA V may supervise other attorneys, will collaborate with and mentor other attorneys, and serve as team leader (“first chair”) on a number of cases. 

4. Deputy City Attorney II or III / General Advisory and Rent

The City Attorney’s Office seeks a well-qualified individual with knowledge and expertise in municipal law.  The position will work in practice areas including rent regulations and landlord/tenant law (such as evictions, renting and remedies), and  other practice areas that may include, but not be limited to, affirmative litigation, constitutional issues (due process, equal protection, privileges & immunities, right to travel, residency requirements), providing advice on a wide range of issues such as public nuisance, conflicts, ethics, elections, code enforcement, housing law, real property, land use, contracting, drafting and researching legislation, regulations, policies, providing advice to boards and commissions on applicable laws and at hearings. Experience providing advice to Boards/Commissions and/or City Councils, ordinance and regulation drafting, administrative procedures (including administrative remedies and rule-making) and litigation (including writs, appeals and affirmative litigation) is desirable. 

 

All positions are open until filled.  More information and complete job applications can be found at: http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/AboutUs/job_ops.html