Employment Opportunities

A career with CRLA is both inspiring and enriching. You have the opportunity to work towards positive social change by helping low-income individuals achieve justice. Below you will find current CRLA job openings and application instructions.

*CRLA is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are chosen solely on merit without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, and mental or physical disability.*


CURRENT VACANCIES

El Centro:

Directing Attorney (Regular, Full-Time)

Reporting to the Regional Director of Advocacy the CRLA Directing Attorney is responsible for the overall provision of legal services to the low-income client community in the service area and the day to day operations of the local field office. This includes supervising, training and motivating local office staff to provide the highest quality legal services in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.


Flexible to any CRLA office:

Legal Director of LGBT Program

In 2007 CRLA launched its LGBT program, which has been nationally recognized for its innovative approaches and positive impact. CRLA regularly represents LGBT clients in a variety of types of legal cases, including immigration, employment discrimination, education matters, as well as name and gender change petitions. The LGBT program also engages in sustained partnerships with rural community leaders, LGBT community centers, and other supportive organizations and agencies committed to breaking down barriers that under and cause entrenched poverty.

The LGBT Program Director coordinates CRLA’s statewide advocacy for LGBT people and leads the implementation of its goal to increase access to justice for low-income LGBT people in rural California, particularly LGBT farm workers. The LGBT Program Director position reports to the Deputy Director, and manages a team of four staff members, including one LGBT immigration fellow. For full job descriptions click the link below..


Modesto:

Directing Attorney (Regular, Full-Time)

Reporting to the Regional Director of Advocacy, the Directing Attorney is responsible for the overall provision of legal services to the low-income client community in the service area and the day to day operations of the local field office. This includes supervising, training and motivating local office staff to provide the highest quality legal services in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility. Click below for full job description:


Staff Attorney - CEI Program

The CEI Staff Attorney will work with the Program Director and staff to develop and implement a comprehensive legal advocacy strategy to ensure equitable access to infrastructure and services in the northern San Joaquin Valley, particularly in DUCs. Primary responsibilities include legal advocacy/litigation, factual research, community outreach and education, leadership development and permissible advocacy in local and state governmental forums. The Staff Attorney will develop and maintain an interdisciplinary knowledge of local government, land use, civil rights, environmental and housing law as well as familiarity with local and regional planning processes and agencies. For full jd please click on the link below.


Salinas, Basic:

Staff Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership (Regular, Full-Time)

CRLA’s Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership is seeking a staff attorney promote rural health equity through direct legal services, community partnership, and legal education. The foundation of health begins in homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Integrating legal services with the healthcare system can be a means to disrupt a cycle of returning people to the unhealthy conditions that would otherwise bring them right back to the clinic or hospital. CRLA’s Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) addresses the health-harming legal needs of patients at the Monterey County Health Department Clinics, which provide healthcare to a largely farm worker community regardless of ability to pay. Healthcare providers refer patients to MLP staff attorneys, who conduct intakes on-site at the clinics and provide comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in diverse areas of the law, including employment, housing, education, public benefits, and environmental justice—in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility. MLP staff attorneys generally work on-site at a Monterey County Health Department Clinic at least one day per work. For more information please click below link.


Senior Staff Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership

Founded in December 2017, the Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership is seeking its first Senior Staff Attorney to provide direct legal services, supervise MLP casework, increase impact litigation, and help guide the direction of this growing partnership. The Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is CRLA’s first MLP. The Senior Staff Attorney will work alongside the Medical-Legal Partnership Coordinator to deepen and expand the work of the the MLP, while building a model that can be replicated at other CRLA field offices throughout the state. The Senior Staff Attorney should have a firm grasp of the MLP’s priority legal areas, sound casework supervision skills, and a willingness to think creatively about strategic legal issues and problems. For more information please click on the link below..


Salinas, Migrant:

Staff Attorney (Regular, Full-Time)

CRLA Salinas Migrant office is looking for a Full-Time , Staff Attorney to provide comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in CRLA priority areas in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility. For a full job descriptions and application process please click on the link below..


Stockton Migrant:

Staff Attorney (Regular, Full-Time)

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in CRLA priority areas in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility. Click below to view full job description:


Watsonville:

Directing Attorney - Watsonville

Position Description: Reporting to the Executive Director and the Deputy Director, the CRLA Directing Attorney is responsible for the overall provision of legal services to the low-income client community in the service area and the day to day operations of the local field office. This includes supervising, training and motivating local office staff to provide the highest quality legal services in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility.


Staff Attorney (Regular, Full-Time)

Reporting to the Directing Attorney, the Staff Attorney provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in CRLA priority areas in accordance with CRLA program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility. For full job descriptions please click on the link below.



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