BayLegal seeks a family law attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our team. This position is based in our Contra Costa County Regional Office in Richmond. As a member of BayLegal’s regional practice, there may be travel within BayLegal’s broader service areas to address the regional nature of poverty and as necessary for training and broader advocacy.See below description of our current work environment due to COVID-19.As a BayLegal Staff Attorney you will have the opportunity:Learn and assist with the diverse legal needs of underserved and marginalized communities throughout the Bay Area to reduce homelessness, enhance stability and address social injustice;Represent low-income survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in an array of family court proceedings, including dissolution, child custody and support, parentage actions, and restraining orders;Represent immigrant survivors of interpersonal violence in seeking and obtaining immigration relief through U Visa, VAWA, and Adjustment of Status petitions;Supervise Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics (remote until safe to return to in-person) assisting self-represented litigants with preparing forms and understanding legal processes, supervising and mentoring volunteers and interns, and identifying systemic issues and ways to improve access;Provide workshops and technical assistance to community partners and client communities on family law and a broad range of civil legal issues;Develop relationships and engage in collaboration with a range of public and private community partners, including governmental agencies, courts, and community-based organizations, to ensure integrative services and address systemic barriers facing BayLegal’s client community; Work closely with BayLegal’s development, grants and contracts, and communications team to promote BayLegal’s mission and resource development; andEngage in other tasks and projects that further the interest of furthering BayLegal’s mission and operations as a non-profit Requirements/Qualifications/About the Successful Candidate:Exhibits humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency.Experience and/or interest in working with survivors of trauma. Membership in good standing with the CA BarMinimum one year relevant family law experienceBilingual ability in Spanish preferred Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervisionExcellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills, with ability to be detail-orientedStrong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic teamCurious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be doneAbility to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project detailsA drivers license and access to a car. Temporary COVID-19 remote work: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all BayLegal employees are primarily working remotely. While BayLegal has implemented detailed health and safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure and has an evolving plan for reopening our local offices, we anticipate remaining primarily remote throughout much of 2021. All employees are expected to be available to travel to BayLegal offices and services locations as needed and in compliance with public health advisories. Employees are expected to reside in California and at a distance of which they can commute to the physical BayLegal base location or service delivery location within the San Francisco Bay Area.While BayLegal remains primarily remote, all employees are issued BayLegal computers and provided appropriate supplies. BayLegal has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make working remotely as efficient and connected as possible.All employees receive a flat-rate monthly amount to reimburse for work-related use of personal IT equipment, including internet, and home. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on personal lives, BayLegal is open to providing flexibility regarding work schedules and part-time or full-time employment to the extent feasible for the position.
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