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Counseling Attorney

Class Specification – F.25
Counseling Attorney – 4411

October, 1979

Class Concept

Under direction, Counseling Attorneys offer advice and opinions to registered University students on the students’ legal rights and obligations; and perfonn other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically offer counsel and suggest possible course of action for students with legal problems in such diverse areas as landlord/tenant relations, domestic relations, accident and injury problems, criminal matters, tax problems, contracts and debt problems, housing discrimination, manufacturers’ warranties, immigration and naturalization problems, defamation of character, and copyright and patent problems.

Incumbents may consult occasionally with other attorneys to receive professional advice on legal matters; and may refer the student to the Legal Aid Society, the Public Defender’s Office, the local Attorney’s Referral Service, or selected private attorneys.

Incumbents typically do not take any direct action for the students other than offer advice and guidance.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited law school, membership in the California State Bar and one year of general practice in the State of California; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and skills, knowledges, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.