Family Law Attorney Needed in San Francisco!
May 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM
The Volunteer Legal Services Program of The Bar Association of San Francisco (VLSP) is seeking a Supervising Attorney for its Family Law Project.
VLSP is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income and indigent San Francisco residents by recruiting and training private attorneys and legal support staff to assist individual clients. Each year more than 1,600 volunteer attorneys, legal assistants, and law students and college students work with VLSP staff to serve nearly 7,500 indigent clients through VLSP. VLSP's holistic advocacy approach seeks to address the social service needs of clients in addition to their legal needs.
The VLSP Supervising Attorney of the Family Law Project oversees a dynamic project providing legal information and representation to low-income people by leveraging the resources of volunteer attorneys, as well as staff attorneys based at the S.F. Superior Court. Duties include recruiting, training and supporting volunteer attorneys in family law cases; training and supervising intake and case placement paralegals; reviewing the merit of potential cases; supervising staff attorneys providing legal information to unrepresented litigants at the S.F. Superior Court's Self Help Center; and serving on community boards to represent VLSP while actively participating in developing policy regarding family law and service provision to survivors of domestic violence.
Candidate must be a member of the California State Bar in good standing, with three years family law experience. Required skills: excellent oral and written communication skills; project management and supervision experience; understanding of issues related to domestic violence; and ability to develop and provide substantive law trainings. The candidate must enjoy teaching and mentoring new attorneys and appreciate the nuances of building collaborative projects with the courts, members of the private Bar, and other non-profit organizations. Experience serving low-income communities as survivors of domestic violence is required.
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate brings passion for the provision of holistic services by leveraging the energy of volunteers and staff to provide legal services for low-income people dealing with family law matters. The candidate is committed to serving survivors of domestic violence and is a team-player who's comfortable interacting with low-income clients, newly admitted and highly experienced volunteer attorneys, judges and court staff, fellow non-profit attorneys, and most importantly co-workers. The candidate also has proven project management experience with an eye for on-going assessments ensuring quality service provision.
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 May 16, 2012 to: Human Resources, BASF, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111 or email your materials to us at BASFjobs@sfbar.org. (Please reference Family Law Supervising Attorney in the subject heading.)
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