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Staff Attorney--Greeley Office

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This position requires demonstrated high quality legal skills with an aggressive, imaginative and energetic approach to meeting the legal needs of the poor. Work will be regularly reviewed to verify general performance and compliance with all regulations and/or guidelines and to stimulate professional growth and development. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Client interviews, investigation and preparation of legal documents and papers;
  • Negotiations, trial and appellate work in state and federal courts;
  • Advice and aggressive representation of clients in accordance with program priorities;
  • Develop relationships with the community served and the leaders of that community;
  • Keep current on general and specialized poverty law developments;
  • Assume an active caseload and handle approximately 200+ cases per year;
  • Participate in complex and major litigation and other special projects within a local office or program wide, such as litigation involving legal issues affecting numbers of low-income clients, drafting of legislation or regulations, lobbying or administrative rule-making in accordance with Legal Services Corporation;
  • Participate in office or program wide projects to prove training and/or community education or other information to agencies, advocates, clients, or community groups about legal services and about legal issues and rights of interest to low-income persons;
  • Achieve and maintain knowledge of the general areas of poverty law and competence in the particular areas of law ordinarily handled by the local office or unit;
  • Consult and co-counsel with other attorneys and paralegals, where appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school and must be licensed to practice law in Colorado or qualify for admission to the Colorado Bar by Motion.
  • Preference will be given to attorneys licensed to practice law five years or less.
  • Some experience in legal practice, particularly in poverty law or related work, is preferred.
  • Sensitivity to the legal needs of poor people and minorities is required.

This position requires demonstrated high quality legal skills with an aggressive, imaginative and energetic approach to meeting the legal needs of the poor. Work will be regularly reviewed to verify general performance and compliance…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Salário
USD $59.000 - USD $99.000
/ ano
based on experience

Benefícios

  • In addition to salary, each employee receives a $350/month stipend which can be allocated for various purposes, including dependents’ health insurance premiums, dependent childcare expenses, and contribution to a 403(b) retirement account.
  • CLS pays 100% of each staff member’s health, dental and vision insurance premiums. CLS also pays a percentage of an employee’s spouse and/or dependents’ health, dental and vision insurance premiums, based on a sliding scale depending on salary.
  • Leave policies allow for work/life balance, with twelve paid holidays, as well as annual, health and personal leave.
  • In addition to salary, each employee receives a $350/month stipend which can be allocated for various purposes, including dependents’ health insurance premiums, dependent…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Spanish fluency is preferred, but not required.

Spanish fluency is preferred, but not required.

Localização

Presencial
Greeley, CO, USA

Como se inscrever

Send a cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. O'Connor Resume) and include “Greeley Staff Attorney" in the subject line. The cover letter should include the reasons for your interest in this position as well as any relevant experience working with low-income or other vulnerable populations. You are welcome to discuss how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of CLS.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Send a cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please title documents "Lastname DocumentTitle" (ex. O…

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