Employment Opportunity – Civil Self-Help Center Attorney

Seeking attorney with civil litigation experience to assist and advise self-represented litigants in limited general civil litigation matters and probate guardianships. Candidate should be comfortable speaking with a diverse cross-section of the community and possess a gift for explaining difficult legal concepts in plain English to those representing themselves in the justice system. Assistance provided is highly practical, so the ideal candidate should be well versed in basic civil procedure, extremely comfortable with pleadings using Judicial Council and other forms, law and motion practice, and local court rules.

The attorney provides education to the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law both on an individual basis and in workshops.  The attorney supervises and trains one to two paralegals, who also provide legal support assistance to customers of the Civil Self Help Center.  The Civil Self Help Center is located in the Sacramento County Public Law Library, and the attorney is a member of the Law Library staff reporting to the Law Library Director.

Education and experience —Active membership with the State Bar of California; a minimum of three years of practice/experience in general civil litigation.  Experience in working in a legal aid capacity and supervising a paralegal are desirable.  JD either from an ABA accredited law school or from a law school accredited by the California State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners.  Excellent computer skills required with knowledge of and capability with standard Office software products a must.

Salary and benefits – A competitive salary commensurate with experience, CalPERS health and pension benefits, plus PTO and sick leave.  Regular work hours.

For more information, please see the position description.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter plus references to jobs@saclaw.org

Sacramento County Public Law Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.