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Consumer Attorney

Position:

Attorney

FLSA Classification:

Exempt

Reports To:

Practice Group Director

Supervises:

Paralegals and Legal Secretaries as required

Overview of Position:

Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS) is seeking an Attorney to join our Consumer Team. Inland
Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing free legal services to
persons who are low-income, seniors, and with disabilities, residing in Riverside and San
Bernardino Counties. ICLS targets services to those in the greatest social or economic need on
the belief that everyone deserves access to justice.
ICLS’s services are provided by attorneys, or paralegals under the direct supervision of an
attorney. Levels of service include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and
preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and
civil courts. ICLS provides legal assistance in a variety of legal areas, and has eight practice
groups, including Elder Law, Consumer, Housing, Family Law, Immigration, Systemic/Impact,
Health Law and Public Benefits. ICLS also provides legal assistance in partnership with pro bono
attorneys, law students, and other volunteers in a range of projects, including a Small Business
Clinic, Expungement Clinic, and others. Visit our website at www.inlandlegal.org for more
information.
The Consumer Team is a committed group of lawyers and support staff who provide services in
the areas of consumer debt defense, financial abuse, bankruptcy, and tax disputes. We use
community education, outreach, clinics, workshops, negotiation, and litigation to both
empower and obtain the best outcomes for our clients. We partner with community
organizations and private attorneys to provide the highest quality of service with limited
resources.

We are seeking an Attorney with a passion for consumer protection. This position offers the
right candidate a dynamic experience litigating, networking, project planning, team building
and innovating solutions to bridge the access to justice gap for distressed consumers. The
position also provides significant training and professional development. Currently there is a
focus on consumer debt defense and solar/efficiency home loans known as PACE.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Interviewing and advising clients of their rights and legal strategies
• Triage cases for merit and resource allocation.
• Maintain client relationships
• Manage and resolve client litigation and legal disputes
• Research complex legal issues
• Engage in community outreach, workshops, and clinics
• Support team members on their cases
• Innovate ways to expand delivery of services
• Participate in grant searches, planning, writing, and reporting
• Demonstrate ability to handle urgent matters in tight timeframes
• Comply with all firm policies, procedures, and restrictions

Desired Education and Experience:

• Law degree and active member of the California Bar in good standing
• Ability to understand the objectives of poverty law
• Prior experience serving low-income clients preferred
• Strong written, verbal, and interviewing skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work and collaborate with a team
• Patient and flexible
• Calendaring experience preferred
• Litigation experience preferred
• Background in substantive legal areas impacting impoverished communities and
experience working with low-income organizations and client groups preferred

Benefits & Compensation:

$73,000.00 to $105,000.00 Depending On Experience

How to Apply:

Please use this link to apply via Microsoft Forms: https://forms.office.com/r/fqstiV5vD3

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ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious
identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency with a willingness to
consider unique perspectives. Inland Counties Legal Services provides equal employment
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