Primary Purpose: The Staff Attorney will work under the direct supervision of the Legal Clinic Director and the Supervising Attorney. The Staff Attorney will work directly with law students and assist in case management and program development to include expanding community lawyering and outreach in the Homeless Advocacy Project, which addresses the Civil Legal Needs of those Experiencing Homelessness. This project is part of Community Legal Services, at McGeorge School of Law. It is a twelve (12) month position with possible renewal based on identified funding and performance.
Essential Functions: Work closely with clinical students on client cases and matters under the supervision of the Supervising Attorney, including pre-intake, intake, case management, client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, oral and written advocacy and other aspects of client representation. Prepare presentations on legal issues facing persons experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County with the assistance of clinic students and under the supervision of legal clinic director and individual clinic supervising attorneys. Write and edit brochures, newsletters, website content and other community education, marketing and efforts. Expand relationships with various government entities, bar associations and community partners to co-sponsor to educate service providers and the community. Help develop practice guides and other resources for use in the Legal Clinics. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: J.D. degree and admission to the California Bar for at least two (2) years. Valid drivers license required.
Preferred Qualifications: Education and/or Experience: Civil and/or Public Interest practice experience. Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Communication & Reasoning: Excellent oral communication skills, including public speaking. Superior research, writing and editing skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills in working with students, alumni, faculty, the legal community, and professional colleagues. Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Computer Skills & Technical Skills: Good to moderate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and Internet research. Proficiency with case management system and computerized legal research.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Some lifting of materials (20 lbs or less). Bending, stretching, and reaching required. Sitting for long periods of time.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work performed during standard business hours. Work typically performed during standard business hours. Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt
Background Check Statement: All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.
University of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.