Job Details

Staff Attorney I & II

Company name

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 07, 2021

Posted on

May 06, 2021

Salary

$65,856- $74,122

Location

Bakersfield, CA, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Civil Rights >> Civil Rights
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Profile

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for experienced and junior staff attorneys, to provide civil legal representation in one or more areas of our firms programs, monitor developments, and initiate projects in other areas of importance to low-income clients.   

As a GBLA attorney you will use the full range of potential forums to address relevant issues for our clients including all aspects of litigation; including but not limited to court hearings, trials, appellate and federal court representation. 

In addition to serving clients directly, attorneys also have the opportunity to expand access to justice through varied activities such as community legal education, outreach and training, and collaboration with community and client groups as well as other government and non-government agencies.

The ideal candidate will have civil litigation experience and a strong motivation to represent people of low-income and to explore creative solutions to problems faced by our client population.

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Active membership in the State Bar of California or member of the Bar of another state and willing to take the California Bar at the next available opportunity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with low-income communities
  •  Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently
  • Ability to maintain a large caseload
  • Ability to be sensitive to and work well with low-income diverse individuals
  • Must have own transportation, valid CA Driver’s license, and insurance

 

Compensation

Attorneys are classified as an exempt position with an annual salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. ($65,856- $74,122). GBLA offers a generous benefit package, a 37.5-hour workweek, paid sick and vacation leave. 100% employer-paid medical premium for employee (dependent coverage optional though a Sec 125 plan paid by employee) 100% employer-paid premium dental and life insurance for employee and dependents. 100% employer paid long/short term disability for employee. Employee also has the option to participate in a 403(b) retirement plan, employee only contributions.

 

To Apply:

Email your cover letter detailing your interest in the position, resume, writing sample and 3 professional reference to careers@gbla.org

Submitted documents are reviewed upon receipt and qualified applicants will be invited to an interview.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Company info

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance

Company Profile

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.