Description:

A Non-Profit Legal Services Agency is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “to promote social change and justice by providing high-quality legal services to the low-income community.” A Non-Profit Legal Services Agency's service area is Kern County, California.

A Non-Profit Legal Services Agency seeks a talented attorney to join our team and work collaboratively in the Domestic Violence Reduction Project under the direct supervision of the Director of Litigation, Division A. The attorney provides legal assistance to protect children, prenatal to five, from further exposure to domestic violence, child abuse and/or neglect. This project assists clients by preparing and filing legal protective orders (commonly known as a restraining order), obtaining child custody and visitation orders (where applicable), representing clients in court, and making referrals to other services when necessary. Therefore, the attorney provides trauma-informed legal services ranging from advice and counsel to extended services in the Superior Court of California, County of Kern. This position offers a hybrid work location.

The candidate must be an active member of the State Bar of California or eligible to become a Registered Legal Aid Attorney. The State Bar of California's requirements to become a Registered Legal Aid Attorney, among others, are:
  • Licensure and good standing in another U.S. jurisdiction; and
  • Employment with an eligible Legal Aid Organization in California as defined by Cal. Rules of Court rule 9.45.
  • The ideal candidate for this position possesses extensive knowledge and experience with domestic violence protection law such as California's Domestic Violence Protection Act (Family Code 6300 et seq.). The candidate must possess exceptional analytical, organizational, and writing skills, and strong oral and written communication abilities. A firm commitment to public interest advocacy and a proactive approach to collaborative work are essential qualities. Additionally, the ideal candidate will exhibit leadership capabilities by providing guidance and direction to colleagues as needed. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred. This position offers the opportunity for remote work within California.

License/Certification:
Bar, if yes which state (Required)