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Job opportunity at PLC: Health Unit - Directing Attorney

03 Oct 2016 11:39 AM | OCHBA Administrator (Administrator)

Organization Description   

The Public Law Center (PLC), Orange County's non-profit pro bono law firm, is committed to providing access to justice for low-income residents. Through volunteers and staff, PLC provides free civil legal services, including counseling, individual representation, community education, and strategic litigation and advocacy to challenge societal injustices.  Now in its 35th year of service, PLC works with more than 1,400 volunteer lawyers, paralegals and law students from throughout the county who volunteer their time and expertise.


  • Active membership in the California State Bar; Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the practice of law
  • Experience litigating cases in state or federal court, including legal research, writing, negotiation, law and motion, discovery, trial, and appellate work
  • Demonstrated ability in the development of strategies to resolve complex problems with a broad impact on the community
  • Demonstrated commitment working with volunteer lawyers and law students; experience supervising lawyers and/or law students
  • Strong public speaking skills and ability to train a variety of audiences, from clients to pro bono attorneys
  • Ability to take initiative and work under pressure with limited supervision
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese a strong plus
  • Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, and good driving record

Duties and Responsibilities   

  • Develop and implement the vision and goals of PLC’s Health Unit, including PLC’s AIDS Legal Assistance Project and PLC’s Medical-Legal Partnership Clinics 
  • Supervise  attorney, administrative assistant and law student staff members
  • In coordination with the Executive Director develop and execute strategies, including policy advocacy and impact litigation, to resolve health problems with a large impact on the low income community
  • Work collaboratively with other PLC substantive units, as well as other legal services providers, community groups, and government officials
  • Participate in PLC leadership meetings and regularly contribute to organizational decisions
  • Develop local and state policies addressing health issues
  • Oversee case referrals and provide support to volunteer attorneys and law students
  • Staff, coordinate and supervise  legal clinics and trainings
  • Represent PLC at legal networking and community outreach events 
  • Full time position; occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary & Benefits  

  • Salary dependent on experience; range $55,000 to $80,000
  • Competitive benefits provided

Please submit Resume, Cover Letter and Writing Sample (10 pages or less) to:
Grace Landa at

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