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Systemic Impact Staff Attorney



FLSA Classification:


Reports To:

Practice Group Director


Paralegals and Legal Secretaries as required

Overview of Position:

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 for more

The Systemic/Impact team litigates complex cases that have a broad impact on the Inland
Empire Community and addresses unlawful policies, procedures, and practices that prevent the
indigent population from obtaining access to justice.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

• Identify and investigate potential impact cases
• Prepare Public Records Requests
• Collaborate with co-counsel on impact cases
• Actively participate in Community Outreaches and Community Presentations
• Draft legal briefs, memorandums and other legal pleadings as required for effective
• Develop and maintain relationships with community-based organizations, partners and
other ICLS practice groups
• Work collaboratively with team members to litigate cases
• Represent individual clients at administrative hearings, court hearings and mediations

Desired Education and Experience:

Education: Degree from law school and active member of the California Bar in good standing.
Work Experience and related skills:
• Ability to understand the objectives of poverty law
• Prior work experience, paid or volunteer, in legal service office serving low-income
clients is considered and asset for employment.
• Entry level attorney (0-5 years’ experience) who is highly motivated and passionate
about public service work, with sensitivity to those in crisis.
• Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills and the ability to communicate
effectively with clients, healthcare providers, community organizations, attorneys, the
judiciary and the public.
• Background in substantive legal areas impacting impoverished communities and
experience working with low-income organizations and client groups preferred.
• Detail oriented
• Willingness and ability to travel

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.