Full-Time, Exempt (Non-Union position)
$75,888 - $90,492 per year
For over 50 years, CCLS has represented and advocated for low-income individuals in the Central Valley. With more than 90 employees, our mission is to provide high quality, no-cost civil legal services to low-income individuals, families, and communities—improving the wellbeing of our Valley through systems-changing advocacy, client education, and legal work that meets individual clients’ immediate needs. We also work closely with agencies and community organizations that share our commitment to support our clients in being their own agents of change.
CCLS’s Homelessness Prevention Project is an interdisciplinary, whole-person project that addresses both the legal and social needs of CCLS clients, with specific focus on rural access to justice, habitability issues, and wraparound services with adequate follow-up. The goals of the Project are to promote housing stability, empower clients to effectively participate in their legal cases, and end the cycles of poverty that cause their legal issues. The Project also entails outreach to target communities.
The Homelessness Prevention Project Managing Attorney is responsible for the development and implementation of the various aspects of CCLS’ Homelessness Prevention Project. This position supervises a team staff members including attorneys, paralegals, outreach workers, and ensures that all CCLS project grant requirements are satisfied.
- Under the supervision of the Housing Team Supervising Attorney, oversee and manage the Homelessness Prevention Project;
- Lead a dedicated team of attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and navigators assigned to the project;
- Work with the Development Team to create and follow data collection protocols to achieve project objectives and goals and comply with grant reporting requirements;
- Assist clients in need of attorney support or representation in unlawful detainer (eviction) actions, affirmative litigation, and/or administrative proceedings;
- Implement, including training, supervision, and evaluation, the legal Wellness Checklist and case manager navigator program;
- Collaborate as needed with other CCLS substantive legal teams;
- Create and nurture productive relationships with client groups and community-based service providers;
- Participate in community outreach events and legal workshops/clinics;
- Work with the Pro Bono Department to engage private law firms, corporate counsel and private attorneys in co-counseling and supporting CCLS’ work;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Member in good standing of the State Bar of California;
- Minimum five years of experience as a practicing attorney;
- Minimum three years of management experience;
- Proven organizational, leadership and management skills;
- Team oriented, collaborative individual;
- Ability to train, mentor, and inspire others;
- Demonstrated record of strategically litigating unlawful detainer and affirmative cases.
- Experience working with low-income clients, collaborating effectively with diverse groups and organizations, while also connecting and strategizing with local community leaders;
- Dedication to co-counseling with pro bono partners and volunteers;
- Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to manage a diverse portfolio and meet critical deadlines;
- Bilingual ability preferred;
- Commitment to CCLS’ mission and core values;
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Ability to travel as needed, proof of liability and property insurance on vehicle used.