Domestic Violence Supervising Staff Attorney
GBLA seeks an attorney to provide holistic legal representation to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and /or stalking in matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Holistic representation goes beyond a victim’s need for a protection order and includes representation in other proceedings directly related to the client’s experience of violence which is likely to increase victim’s safety and security.
Qualifications: Candidate must be an active member of the California Bar with thorough knowledge and experience in family law with emphasis in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The candidate must have excellent analytical, organizational and writing skills; strong oral and written communication skills;
Candidate must have the ability to supervise and/or work with legal par professionals as assigned; maintain relationships with other programs and agencies and attend appropriate meetings to further the program and funder expectations. Strong litigation skills in California courts; demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy; high degree of initiative and willingness to work collaboratively with others; demonstrated ability to supervise and provide leadership; ability to travel throughout the county; and bilingual capacity in Spanish is strongly preferred.
Staff Attorney II – Shriver Project
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for Staff Attorney II for its Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act Project. The Shriver Project aims to address the substantial inequities in timely and effective access to justice that often arise because of the nature and complexity of the law or because of disparities between the parties in education, sophistication, language proficiency, legal representation, and access to self-help and alternative dispute resolution services. The purpose of the project is to ensure that unrepresented parties in housing cases have meaningful access, to guard against the involuntary waiver of rights or the disposition of cases by default, and to encourage fair and expeditious voluntary dispute resolution, consistent with principles of judicial neutrality.
Qualifications: Degree from a law school and active member of the California State Bar * Experienced litigator with knowledge of California Housing Law * Strong motivation to represent people of low income and to explore creative solutions to problems facing our client population * Excellent written/oral communication skills * Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Salary DOE. Generous benefit package includes paid vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances. Also includes twelve paid holidays.
Submit Cover Letter, Legal Writing Sample, Resume, and Three Professional References to:
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
615 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer