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Family Law Staff Attorney



FLSA Classification:


Reports To:

Practice Group Director


Paralegals and Legal Assistants as required

Overview of Position:

Inland Counties Legal Services is seeking Family Law Attorney to join our Family Law Team in RiversideInland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ICLStargets services to seniors and those in the greatest social or 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 courtsICLS provides legal assistance in a variety of areas of law. Theeightpractice groups are: Outreach, Consumer, Housing, Family Law, Immigration, Systemic and Impact, Health Law,andPublic Benefits. 

The family law team is passionate about helping clients who are victims of domestic violence or human traffickingUnder the supervision of the Family Law Practice Group Director, the Staff Attorney will provide legal services to eligible clients for Family Law and Domestic Violence cases.   


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under direct supervision, to participate in all aspects of litigation including, but not limited to, client interviews, investigation, preparation of legal documents, negotiation, pre-trial hearings and trials and post-judgment hearings at trial level in family law cases including Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Paternity, Dissolution and requests in these cases regarding Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal support as appropriate; to provide legal advice and zealous representation of clients in accordance with Program priorities.
  • To provide service work, develop and maintain relationship with the community served and the leaders of that community and to encourage community contact with other staff, to maintain client files in an orderly manner, to prepare and submit necessary reports to the Executive Office, or other duties as assigned or may be required by the Executive Director or designee. 
  • To determine client eligibility according to federal regulations, to interview clients and assess the legal merits of the case and to make appropriate referrals to local private attorney involvement programs and/or directly to private attorney pro bono reimbursement project. To communicate as needed to do necessary follow-up on such referrals as directed by the office Managing Attorney.  
  • Private Attorney Involvement activities as directed. Includes client intake, referral, advice, public relations, etc. 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed by the Executive Director or Designee. 

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. 
  • Qualified candidates for the staff attorney II position should have at least five years of experience in family law and be familiar with a broad range of family law issues. Supervisory experience desired, but not required. 

Benefits & Compensation:

$78,000.00 – $115,000.00  

How to Apply:

Please use the link below to be considered for this position. 


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