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Elder Law Attorney



FLSA Classification:


Reports To:

Practice Group Director, Deputy Director of Litigation, and Executive Director


As Assigned

Overview of Position:

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking a Staff Attorney to join the Elder Law Team. Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ICLS targets services to seniors and those in the greatest social and economic need. Legal 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 eight practice groups: Elder Law, Consumer, Housing, Family Law, Immigration, Systemic/Impact, Health Law, and Public Benefits. Visit our website at for more information.

Overview of Position

As part of the Elder law team, the staff attorney will be responsible for providing legal services to seniors, age 60 and over, in ICLS’s service area. The staff attorney is expected to have knowledge in a variety of areas of law impacting seniors, and the analytical ability to determine complex legal issues. The attorney will provide direct services to qualified seniors and travel to senior centers to provide services.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise paralegals and review closing letters and documents for paralegals
  • Identify emergency legal matters, and refer to appropriate ICLS staff, or community resources, when outside the priorities of the Elder Law Team
  • Correctly identify potential client/ applicant issues
  • Provide accurate and helpful legal information and referrals for the Elder Law Team
  • Handle client calls and intakes as needed
  • Timely handle and close assigned cases
  • Maintain resource materials regarding ICLS for distribution to the public and use by
  • Travel to branch offices, courts as needed, and senior centers in both San Bernardino
    and Riverside Counties to provide exceptional legal assistance to seniors
  • Provide substantive presentations for community partners and the public including
    regularly participating in clinics/workshops and community outreach projects.
  • Manage a high-volume case load with a variety of deadlines and effectively evaluate
    each case’s urgency
  • Work effectively as part of a team that includes attorneys, paralegals,
    support staff, volunteers, and students

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Degree from law school and active member of the California Bar in good
  • Prior experience with Elder Abuse, Probate, and Consumer Law issues
  • Ability to understand the objectives of poverty law
  • Experience in regulatory and statutory interpretation
  • Valid Driver’s license and ability to travel for outreaches, court hearings and client meetings is required
  • Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency
  • Prior work experience, paid or volunteer, in a legal service office serving lowincome clients is considered an asset for employment.
  • Entry level attorney (0-3 years’ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis.
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly
  • Background in substantive legal areas impacting impoverished communities and experience working with organizations serving low-income clients
  • Language: ability to read, write, and communicate in Spanish is preferred but not necessary

Benefits & Compensation:

$73,000 to $87,000 per year DOE. Generous benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and matching 401K retirement plan contribution. Fourteen (14) paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave policy, a School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program (LRAP), and a cell phone stipend.

How to Apply:

Please use this link to apply via Microsoft Forms:

The recognition of our common humanity is the first step in fostering a diverse environment. The sum of our unique differences is greater than our individual parts. Our unique stories and experiences allow us to better solve the challenges that our community faces. Staff approach professional relationships with humility across the spectrum of diversity, including race, 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 opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.