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GBLA is currently accepting applications for experienced Senior Paralegals to work in our Housing unit. Qualified candidates must have successfully completed a paralegal educational program approved by the American Bar Association, and 3 years of civil litigation -or- JD degree from an accredited law school.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to understand and analyze legal issues, ability to manage client documents, proficiency in verbal Spanish is preferred by not required, clearly and concisely writing and proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, and Westlaw. We will only consider candidates with a paralegal certificate or a JD.
The paralegal must have a commitment to serving low-income population, ability to relate and communicate with a broad range of clients and colleagues. Proficiency in verbal Spanish is preferred by not required, clearly and concisely writing and proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, and Westlaw We will only consider candidates with a paralegal certificate or a JD.
In Kern County, low-wage workers who have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic are facing a crisis of evictions, predatory rent increases, and housing discrimination. GBLA is a legal service non-profit that combines policy advocacy and impact litigation with direct legal services. We routinely have multiple impact cases pending at any one time, and we specialize in housing, immigration, and economic advancement. Our legal advocates work side-by-side with low-income communities, to bring about lasting change.
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
GBLA strives to accomplish its mission by first providing legal services to meet the basic legal needs of its eligible clients. These basic legal problems generally involve preventing homelessness, access to health care, and securing financial resources to meet basic necessities of life. Secondly, GBLA tries to help those eligible clients who are able and willing to get out of poverty. In this regard, GBLA’s focus is on those legal needs that address issues of economic and family stability, physical security, and access to high quality education.