Required Education and Experience:
- Demonstrated commitment to working with low-income clients.
- Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice.
- Admitted to practice law before the court of any state.
- Admitted to practice law in the State of CA or willing to take the next CA Bar Exam.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Ability to manage a caseload with minimal supervision.
- Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.
- Willingness to work some evenings and weekends, and to travel regionally.
Preferred Education and Experience:
A highly qualified and desirable candidate would also have the following:
- Experience with issues related to the environment, local governance, land use, planning, leadership development, or civil rights.
- Experience working with low-income families and communities.
- Experience in a non-profit legal services environment.
- Bilingual (English & Spanish)
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Compensation & Benefits:
Based on a competitive public interest union salary scale; generous benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, and 401K retirement plan contribution. Fourteen (14) paid Holidays, generous vacation and sick leave policy, some professional dues paid by CRLA, and if qualified - participation in the School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program (LRAP).
CRLA invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how their unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.
California Rural Legal Assistance thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.