SanDiegoRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for San Diego jobs

Lead Attorney - Shriver

Company: Contra Costa County Bar Association
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionPosition SummaryWith minimum supervision, effectively represents clients in all phases of unlawful detainer litigation; supervises, advises and co-counsels with lesser experienced staff attorneys to improve their litigation skills, in delivering legal services to our client community in unlawful detainer law and public housing. Is responsible for all required administrative functions and grant requirements of their team. Responsible for the optimum functioning of a specialized law team in a legal aid environment.About the OrganizationLegal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD), the largest poverty law firm serving San Diego County since 1953, strengthens our communities by redressing our clients' legal problems, empowering our clients to access and effectively participate within the legal, governmental and social systems and encouraging self-empowerment in the fight against poverty and injustice. LASSD continues to be a proud, committed and compassionate group of people dedicated to providing equal access to justice for San Diegans through aggressive, quality legal services. #justicebeginshere Principal Duties and Responsibilities--- Supervises a large team (approx. 15-18) comprised of litigation attorneys, support staff, and volunteers.--- Represents clients in all phases of litigation.--- Trains and assists less experienced attorneys to become effective in representation of their clients through trial preparation, drafting of pleadings, discovery, research and case strategy. --- Evaluates the work of and creates professional development plans for staff underneath his/her direct supervision.--- Timely and accurately performs all team administrative duties.--- Maintains data, records, case files in compliance with funding and programmatic requirements and preparing periodic activity reports for funders. --- Develops and implements mid and long-term strategies for resolution of identified systemic barriers to our clients' economic and social security.--- Meaningfully reports on all of the above to the Board of Directors annually.--- Works with our client communities to develop and implement new strategies for resolution of systemic problems which adversely affect them.--- Develops positive working relationship with the court and other partner organizations.--- Compliance with all program and grant requirements.RequirementsQualifications:--- Must be a member of the California Bar.--- Must have three (3) years experience as a practicing attorney, two (2) of which must be in civil poverty law.--- Must have demonstrated capabilities in using basic tools of a litigating attorney: drafting answers, propounding and responding to discovery, depositions, negotiations, law and motion trial experience, and post-trial remedies including post-trial motions, writs and appeals. --- Must have demonstrated capacity to train and mentor lesser experienced attorneys.--- Demonstrated experience in working with and representing our client communities.--- Demonstrated skills in managing others in a regulated climate and ensuring personal and team compliance with such regulations. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with other teams, the public, volunteers, court personnel, government agencies, and partner organizations.--- High level of attention to detail required.--- Skill in working independently and following through on assignments with accuracy and minimal direction.--- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required by events and deadlines.Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:--- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish preferred--- Must have demonstrated knowledge of or experience with administrative proceedings.--- Must have demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in housing law with the ability to develop procedural and substantive strategies to effectively represent clients and undertake resolution of structural inequities affecting our client population.--- Excellent Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills--- Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people--- Ability to work successfully with people from diverse backgroundsSalary and Benefits:The Housing (Shriver) Lead Attorney position is a salaried position with an annual salary range of $78,000 - $99,000. The starting salary is $78,000. LASSD offers a generous benefits package, a 35-hour workweek, paid vacation leave and sick leave and 100% employer-paid medical premium, 50% employer-paid premium for dependents under LASSD health plan, as well as, dental, vision and life benefits. Staff also have the option to participate in a 403(b)-retirement plan and dependent and health flex savings accounts (FSA). LASSD has its own loan repayment program, as well as LASSD is an eligible nonprofit employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. In addition, there is a bilingual pay increase of 2% for passing an oral test and 2% for passing a written test for threshold languages other than English.LASSD is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law.Hybrid Work Environment:Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most Legal Aid Society of San Diego ("LASSD") employees are primarily working remotely at the moment. LASSD has implemented detailed health and safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure and by early 2022, we plan to have a hybrid work environment in which most staff will be required to work in the office several days each week and permitted to work remotely the other days, provided their job duties allow. All employees must be available to travel to LASSD offices and service locations throughout San Diego County as needed and in compliance with public health advisories. Applicants must reside in or near San Diego County or plan to relocate in or near the County prior to their start date and must be able to commute to the physical Legal Aid Society of San Diego office locations or service delivery locations within San Diego County. While LASSD remains primarily remote or hybrid, all employees are issued LASSD computers and provided appropriate supplies. LASSD has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make working remotely as efficient and connected as possible. LASSD's normal business hours are 9am-5pm, but we are open to providing flexible work schedules to the extent feasible for the position. LASSD reserves the right to change these policies at any time. Diversity and Inclusion:It is vitally important to LASSD that we represent the community that we serve. LASSD is a signatory to the San Diego County Bar Association's Diversity Pledge. We pledge to promote diversity and inclusion through hiring and retention, promotion and leadership, engagement of outside counsel, and participation in legal community diversity initiatives. We strongly encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Keywords: Contra Costa County Bar Association, San Diego , Lead Attorney - Shriver, Legal , San Diego, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

San Diego RSS job feeds