U.C. Berkeley School of Law - Supervising Attorney - New Business Community Clinic

19 Jun 2020 3:35 PM | Kathryn Pierce Banks (Administrator)

U.C. BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW, invites applications for

Position: Clinical Supervising Attorney
Program: New Business Community Law Clinic – U.C. Berkeley School of Law
Salary Range: Starting at $90,131
Term: Full-time (100%) one-year contract position, with the possibility of renewal.
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2020

Berkeley Law’s New Business Community Law Clinic (NBCLC) seeks to hire a Supervising Attorney to help (1) provide legal services, student supervision, educational programming, and also (2) oversee the development of assigned initiatives, particularly the Clinic’s Spanish language services provided to immigrant communities, and the Clinic’s online legal resource portal for entrepreneurs.

Experiential Education is a central component of the Berkeley Law experience. Learning through practical application, and connecting the dots between the theories of the classroom and real-life lawyering, make Berkeley Law graduates particularly ready for practice. Clinics are courses that combine a focus on a particular subject area with hands-on work in the same area. The NBCLC Supervising Attorney will work closely with the Clinic Director to provide student supervision, teach clinic classes, and oversee the Clinic’s development in certain assigned program and community service areas.

New Businesses will provide most of the economy’s new job growth in the coming years, but few can afford the legal consultation to help them start smart and steer clear of pitfalls. NBCLC addresses this need by creating rich learning experiences for budding transactional lawyers, who are linked with Bay Area and Central Valley business start-ups that cannot otherwise afford consultation. The Clinic offers students a chance to develop skills in transactional law under close mentorship from experienced lawyers, while also giving back to local communities. The NBCLC Supervising Attorney will work collaboratively with the Clinic’s Director and Teaching Fellow to connect students with low-income entrepreneurs in California’s East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) and Central Valley.

The Clinical Supervising Attorney’s primary responsibilities include:

• Assisting the Clinic Director in supervising law students as they assist new entrepreneurs of limited
means, and in particular, overseeing the Clinic’s provision of legal services in Spanish to immigrant
• Collaborating with the Clinic’s Teaching Fellow to develop and expand the Clinic’s service outreach
to low income communities of color in the East Bay and Central Valley;
• Coordinating and supervising student participation in office hours and trainings at business
incubators and other venues in the East Bay and the Central Valley;
• Overseeing the development of the Clinic’s online legal resource portal for new entrepreneurs
(Ollielegal.com), and supervising law students assisting with the development;
• Assisting the Clinic Director and Teaching Fellow in teaching classes on the law related to new
businesses; and
• Assisting with other necessary aspects of the operation of the Clinic.

Minimum Qualifications Required (at the time of application):

• J.D. degree, or equivalent international degree

Additional Qualifications (by the appointment start date):

• License to practice law in the state of California (California State Bar passage)
Preferred Qualifications:
• 3-5 years of practice experience in transactional law-related areas;
• Fluency in Spanish;
• Experience in clinical teaching and training;
• Demonstrated website and software skills;
• Experience in working with community organizations;
• Experience in Immigration Law

Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02573. A legal practice-related writing sample (such as a client memo, training powerpoint, or the equivalent) may be requested of top candidates. The position is open until filled.

Letters of reference and copies of scholarly transcripts may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/health-plans/index.html.
If you have questions about the position, please contact academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


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