Bar Association of San Francisco Seeks Staff Attorney
July 03, 2012 at 12:28 PM
The Volunteer Legal Services Program of The Bar Association of San Francisco (VLSP) is seeking a Staff Attorney to work at our ideally-located office in the Financial District.
VLSP provides free legal services to low-income and indigent people in San Francisco, as well as the non-profits that serve them, by utilizing private attorneys to handle individual pro bono cases. VLSP's Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) provides legal assistance and educational workshops to non-profit community-based organizations that serve low-income and indigent communities in a range of transactional business law matters.
This position will report to CORP's Supervising Attorney. This Staff Attorney position requires a general understanding of both poverty law and corporate/non-profit law, ideally with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas of law: real estate, employment, tax, finance, non-profit, business, and community economic development issues. Responsibilities include: training and supervising pro bono attorneys in a variety of cases and projects; reviewing the merit of potential client cases; resolving client problems and complaints; updating and developing substantive training manuals, workshop materials, and relevant portions of VLSP's websites; supervising interns; collaborating with other community agencies and law firms; and helping to recruit pro bono attorneys.
Candidates must be members of the California Bar in good standing. Knowledge of/experience in real estate, employment, tax, finance, non-profit and business, community economic development issues preferable. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to effectively manage projects, make quick decisions and handle a high volume of activity. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to assisting disadvantaged communities.
Why work for us?
We offer a collaborative work environment, a progressive work culture, and a wonderfully diverse staff. Additionally, we are a mission and values based organization.
We also offer a generous benefits package that includes: a choice of medical insurance plans, dental insurance, vision insurance, pretax commuter, health, and dependent care accounts, employer paid short & long term disability insurance, life insurance, and a retirement and profit-sharing benefit, and more!
To find out more about BASF and VLSP, please visit our website at www.sfbar.org.
The Application Process:
Starting salary is competitive with other nonprofits. The Association is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who can contribute to our diversity, including people with disabilities.
Please submit your resume and cover letter no later than July 10, 2012 to: Human Resources, BASF, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 or email your materials to us at BASFjobs@sfbar.org.
No phone calls please. Due to the amount of resumes we receive each day, we will not be able to respond individually with the status of your application.