Attorney - FVAP - Oakland, CA

  • 06 Apr 2021 2:30 PM
    Message # 10280527
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Family Violence Appellate Project is seeking a full-time attorney to join our exceptional and dynamic staff in our Oakland, California office. We value diverse experiences and backgrounds. FVAP’s clientele is extremely diverse, and we serve individuals and advocates throughout the state, including rural, suburban, and urban populations. The ideal candidate will bring skills and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these diverse populations adeptly in the context of appellate litigation. Any candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever needed to support a small nonprofit. The immediate supervisor is the Director of Programs.

    Skills & Abilities: A successful attorney has exceptionally strong critical thinking, legal, analytical, and writing skills and is able to perform professionally in a fast-paced environment. This will necessitate multi-tasking, prioritizing tasks, and changing focus when circumstances demand. You are able to communicate effectively with many different stakeholders, including FVAP’s team members, law student clerks, volunteer law firm attorneys, experienced advocates and other community members who are not attorneys, legal services attorneys, and prospective clients from all different backgrounds. You are able and willing to supervise and coordinate people at all levels, including law student clerks and senior law firm partners who act as our co-counsel. You are detail-oriented and capable of managing a full slate of cases and tracking and complying with dozens of litigation and other deadlines at once.

    To Apply: The position will be open until filled. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning April 12, 2021. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process. The ideal start date is May 10, 2021.

    To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to:

    Erin Smith, Executive Director
    staff@fvaplaw.org
    Family Violence Appellate Project, 449 15th Street, Suite 104, Oakland, CA 94612

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