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

Coachella:

Directing Attorney

Job Number: 39989

CRLA Coachella Migrant office is looking for a Directing Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time), 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. Maintain an active caseload which consists of State, Federal trial and appellate work. Supervise the activities of local office Staff Attorneys, Community Workers and Support Staff in providing legal services to low income clients and groups. Including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with the CRLA priorities and case handling policies. For full job descriptoin and application please click on the link below. 


Staff Attorney

Job Number: 40236

The CRLA Coachella Migrant Office is looking for a Staff Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time) to provide legal services to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies. The Staff Attorney will review and supervise the work product of Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented by him/her/them. Also, the Staff Attorney will undertake significant statewide impact activity, including institutional and group litigation or community economic development beneficial to the low-income community. Develop leadership in working with the community, client and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues. For full job description and applications please click on the link below. 


El Centro:

Directing Attorney

Job Number: 31022

CRLA El Centro office, is looking for a Directing Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time) 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. Maintain an active caseload which consists of State, Federal trial and appellate work. Supervise the activities of local office Staff Attorneys, Community Workers and Support Staff in providing legal services to low income clients and groups. Including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with the CRLA priorities and case handling policies. For full job descriptoin and application please click on the link below. 


Flexible to any CRLA office:

Staff Attorney - CRLA Rural Justice Fellowship

Job Number: 40923

CRLA Rural Justice Fellowship, the Fellow (Temporary, Exempt, Full-Time) will 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. The Fellow will be reponsible for providing legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy), Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented. Take on significant statewide impact activity, including institutional, group litigation and community economic development and develop leadership in working with the community, clients and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues. For a full job description and requirement please click on the link on the left side. 


Staff Attorney - LGBTQ+

Job Number: 41082

CRLA's LGBTQ+ Program is seeking a Staff Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time) who will help increase access to justice for low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people in rural California, including LGBTQ+ farm workers. The Staff Attorney will conduct intakes for LGBT clients, provide brief counsel advice, and full litigation representation for selected LGBT clients. The Staff Attorney will assist other CRLA attorneys and community workers on LGBT+ related cases. For full job description please click on the link below. 


LGBTQ+ Internship

Job Number: 41674

The CRLA LGBTQ+ Program offers current law students and undergraduate students internship opportunities throughout the year.

Future attorneys and advocates committed to LGBTQ+ rights, social justice, and public interest will find diverse and exciting internship opportunities here!  Students will have the ability to enhance their legal training under the supervision of experienced litigators and community lawyers. For full intership description and application please click below. 


Modesto:

Staff Attorney

Job Number: 40566

CRLA Modesto office is seeking a Staff Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time) who will be responsible to provide legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low income clients in accordance with the program priorities and case handling policies. The Staff Attorney will review/supervise the work product of Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented. Take on significant statewide impact activity, including institutional, group litigation and community economic development and develop leadership in working with the community, clients and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues. For full job description please click on the link below. 


Community Worker - 2020 Census

Job Number: 40791

CRLA is seeking a Census Community Worker (Temporary, Non-Exempt, Full-Time) who will be responsible to promote awareness about the 2020 Census by conducting community outreach and education targeted to hard to count populations. The community worker will work wiht community partners to conduct outreach and education regarding the significance of the 2020 Census. Collaborate with other agencies on census related activities by maintaining CRLA liaison with local organizations and groups and attending Census-related community meetings. For full job description please click on the link on the left side. 


Staff Attorney - Housing Specialist

Job Number: 41023

CRLA Modesto office is seeking a Staff Attorney (Temporary, Exempt, Full-Time) to provide legal services (advise, negotiation, litigation & admin advocacy) to low-income clients in housing matters, including but not limited to; unlawful detainers, landlord/tenant disputes, public housing admin matters. The Attorney will review/supervise the work product of Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented in housing matters and develop leadership in working with the community, clients and other advocacy groups related to housing impact issues. To view full job description and application please click on the link below.


Directing Attorney

Job Number: 41073

CRLA Modesto office, is looking for a Directing Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time), 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. Maintain an active caseload which consists of State, Federal trial and appellate work. Supervise the activities of local office Staff Attorneys, Community Workers and Support Staff in providing legal services to low income clients and groups. Including advice, negotiation, litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with the CRLA priorities and case handling policies. For full job descriptoin and application please click on the link below. 


Staff Attorney - CEI Program

Job Number: 36301

CRLA Community Equity Initiative (CEI) is seeking a Staff Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time)  to work with the Legal 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 Central Valley, particularly in Disadvantage Unincorporated Communities. Primary responsible for legal advocacy/litigation, factual research, communityoutreach and education, leadership development and permissible advocacy in local and stategovernmental 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. To view full job description and application please click on the link below.  


Legal Secretary - Housing

Job Number: 41017

The Legal Secretary (LS) manages all communications, correspondence, typing legal documents, filing, travel, calendar, and general organizational matters within the local office as they relate to Housing matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones, screen callers, and assist callers with housing matters, and coordinate interns assisting with these tasks.
  • Perform other office duties as assigned, including assisting with the new applicant and client intake process for housing matters.
  • Enter case information into Case Management System (CMS), including but not limited to case notes and other internally required information. 
  • Assure that legal deadlines are met in the processing of legal documents
  • Maintain the court and appointment calendar
  • Maintain/archive confidential client files, arranges for confidential document destruction as directed.
  • Draft a variety of legal correspondence, forms, petitions, pleadings, motions and discovery and informational materials.
  • File documents with the court, stay up to date with local court rules and procedural requirements for litigation.
  • Maintain follow-up records relating to housing legal matters in process and ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Perform other law office duties as assigned.

Salinas, Basic:

Staff Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership

Job Number: 38312

CRLA’s Monterey County Medical-Legal Partnership Program is seeking a staff attorney promote rural health equity through direct legal services, community partnership, and legal education. The MLP Staff Attorney, will 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. The  Staff Attorney will generally work on-site at a Monterey County Health Department Clinic at least one day per week. For full job description please click on the link. 


Senior Staff Attorney - Medical Legal Partnership

Job Number: 38314

Position Description:

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.


Salinas, Migrant:

Staff Attorney

Job Number: 40485

CRLA Salinas Migrant office is seeking a Staff Attorney (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time) who will be responsible to provide legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low income clients in accordance with the program priorities and case handling policies. The Staff Attorney will review/supervise the work product of Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented. Take on significant statewide impact activity, including institutional, group litigation and community economic development and develop leadership in working with the community, clients and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues. For full job description please click on the link below. 


Santa Maria:

Staff Attorney - Santa María

Job Number: 41489

Position Description:

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.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Provide legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low income clients in accordance with the program priorities and case handling policies.
  • Review/supervise the work product of Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented.
  • Take on significant statewide impact activity, including institutional, group litigation and community economic development.
  • Develop leadership in working with the community, clients and other advocacy groups related to statewide impact issues.
  • Develop specialized knowledge in a substantive area of poverty law and acts as a resource for other CRLA staff through participation in at least one CRLA task force.
  • Coordinate advocacy in substantive areas through collaboration with other human services providers, non-profit organizations and community, client or other advocacy groups.
  • Participate in training programs, case reviews, staff meetings and other CRLA activities.
  • Prepare and provide community education regarding legal rights.
  • Collaborate with members of the private bar as necessary.
  • Maintain contemporaneous time records in case management system.
  • Maintain great working relationship with all staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Stockton Basic:

Staff Attorney - Housing Specialist

Job Number: 41021

CRLA Stockton Basic office is seeking a Staff Attorney - Housing Specialist (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time) to provide legal services (advise, negotiation, litigation & admin advocacy) to low-income clients in housing matters, including but not limited to; unlawful detainers, landlord/tenant disputes, public housing admin matters. The Attorney will review/supervise the work product of Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented in housing matters and develop leadership in working with the community, clients and other advocacy groups related to housing impact issues. To view full job description click on the link listed here.


Stockton Migrant:

Staff Attorney - Housing Specialist

Job Number: 41013

The Stockton Migrant office is seeking a Staff Attorney - Housing Specialist (Regular, Exempt, Full-Time) to provide legal services (advise, negotiation, litigation & admin advocacy) to low-income clients in housing matters, including but not limited to; unlawful detainers, landlord/tenant disputes, public housing admin matters. The Attorney will review/supervise the work product of Community Workers and Support Staff relating to all clients being advised or represented in housing matters and develop leadership in working with the community, clients and other advocacy groups related to housing impact issues. To view full job description click on the link on the right. 


Community Worker - Housing

Job Number: 41015

The Stockton Migrant office is looking for a Community Worker - Housing (Regular, Non-Exempt, Full-Time),  to promote awareness about housing rights agricultural workers living in farm worker public housing and/or in housing provided by their employers conducting community outreach and education targeted to agricultural workers and their families. For full job description please see link on the right.



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