Employment Opportunities

CURRENT VACANCIES: MODESTO OFFICE

Modesto:

Job Number: 36301

Staff Attorney - CEI Program

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.  


Job Number: 40566

Staff Attorney

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. 


Job Number: 40791

Community Worker - 2020 Census

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. 


Job Number: 41023

Staff Attorney - Housing Specialist

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.


Job Number: 41073

Directing Attorney

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. 


Job Number: 41017

Legal Secretary - Housing

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.

Flexible to any CRLA office:

Job Number: 40923

Staff Attorney - CRLA Rural Justice Fellowship

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. 


Job Number: 41082

Staff Attorney - LGBTQ+

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. 


Job Number: 41674

LGBTQ+ Internship

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. 



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