Migrant Staff Attorney

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Job location
3 Williams Road
Salinas, CA 93905
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
California Rural Legal Assistance
Street address: 
1430 Franklin St. suite 103
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Reporting to the Directing Attorney or Project Director, 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


● Provides legal service to low income clients and client groups including advice, negotiation,
litigation and administrative advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case
handling policies.
● Reviews and supervises the work product of Community Workers and Clerical support staff
relating to all clients being advised or represented by him/her.
● Undertakes significant statewide impact activity, including institutional and group litigation
or community economic development beneficial to the low income community.
● Develops leadership in working with community, client and other advocacy groups related to
statewide impact issues.
● Works to develop specialized knowledge in a substantive area of poverty law and acts as a
resource for other staff through participation in at least one CRLA task force.
● Coordinates advocacy in substantive areas through collaboration with other human services
providers, non-profit organizations and community, client or other advocacy groups.
● Participates in CRLA training programs, local office case review or staff meetings or other
CRLA activities as required.
● Provides community education regarding legal rights and prepares materials relating to these
● Works with members of the private bar as necessary in accordance with CRLA Private Bar
● Maintains contemporaneous time records in the CRLA case handling system.
● Maintains a good working relationship with all members of the office staff.
● Utilizes basic capabilities of word processing program.
● Other duties as assigned.


● Admitted to practice law before the court of any state.
● Admitted to practice law in the State of CA or willingness to take the next CA Bar Exam.
● Demonstrated commitment to working with low income clients.
● Excellent written and verbal communication.
● Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
● Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.
● Migrant Unit position requires Spanish Fluency; additional language ability relevant to the
Indigenous farmworker community strongly preferred.

To apply: 

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Luis A. Solis, HR Manager
at [email protected]. Include “Staff Attorney – Salinas(Migrant)” in subject
line of e-mail.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. CRLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary range: 
$44,200.00 to $72,800.00 based upon bar admission date and experience.
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017