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The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is accepting applications for the position of Attorney, Self-Help Services. Under the general direction of the Managing Attorney, performs a variety of complex professional legal work, including research and consultation for Court judicial officers, court staff and litigants; provides legal and administrative support related to self-help legal services and programs within the Superior Court of Alameda County; and performs other related duties as assigned.
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This is a journey level attorney position that is assigned to Self-Help and Family Law Facilitator Program and reports to the Managing Attorney. Incumbents are expected to perform more complex professional legal work and research with minimal guidance and supervision. This class is distinguished from the higher-level class of Managing Attorney who has responsibility for direct program management and supervision of this court-wide specialized program whereas the Attorney (Self-Help and Family Law Facilitator Program) has the responsibility for providing day-to-day administrative support to the Managing Attorney, and has lead responsibilities to ensure efficient delivery of program services.
The current job vacancy is assigned to the Family Law Division - Self-Help Center and Dispute Resolution Services Family Law Facilitator Program at the Hayward Hall of Justice. Proficiency with Cantonese, Mandarin or Spanish language is highly desirable.
May include but are not limited to the following:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a law degree.
The equivalent to two years of full-time experience as a practicing attorney with an emphasis in family law, including probate and general civil. Bilingual proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin or Spanish is highly desirable.
Current active membership and good standing with the State Bar of California.
Knowledge of Civil procedure; California codes, statutes and case law applicable to family law and civil cases; principles and practices relating to providing legal self-help services; the California judicial system, and local court operations and procedures; problem-solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques; family dynamics and legal issues related to family violence; operation of personal computers and the use of family law and other applicable computer programs, including word processing and spreadsheets; familiarity with and use of DissoMaster and the DCSS calculator for support calculations; preparing effective oral presentations and written materials; preparing a variety of program reports; research methods and principles of program evaluation.
Ability to provide services in the most effective and efficient manner possible; use initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines; apply problem-solving and conflict resolution methods and techniques; work effectively with internal and external committees; operate modern office equipment and personal computers, and use specified computer applications related to family law support and software programs, including word processing, spreadsheets and forms completion; communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing; use tact and discretion, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; attend meetings outside of normal working hours; occasional evening and weekend hours; travel throughout the county and statewide as necessary.
This is a full-time, management represented position. This position includes a one-year probationary period.
The recruitment and examination process will include the following three components:
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