Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in GBLA!

Applications are currently being accepted for the following position: Staff Attorney II

Must have a minimum of 5 year’s experience in civil litigation, a substantially increased caseload consisting of complex litigation potentially in multiple areas of the law. Position may also require assistance in the training and supervision of less experienced attorneys, paralegals, or other supportive staff.

Under the direction of Executive Director or his/her designee, attorneys specialize in providing civil legal representation in multiple areas of the firm’s priorities, monitor developments and initiate projects in other areas of importance to low income and other targeted clients. Staff attorneys are expected to 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, and appellate and federal court representation. Staff attorneys pay special attention to identifying legal solutions for those who suffer from disparate treatment or disproportionate burdens of poverty based on special needs, disability, race, ethnicity, language barriers or other obstacles. In addition to representing clients directly, attorneys are also expected to work to expand access to justice for low income persons through varied activities such as community legal education, outreach, training, technical assistance, and collaboration with the private bar, local community and client groups, human and social service agencies, and local justice systems and government.

Minimum Qualifications

Degree from a law school and an active member of the California Bar. Demonstrated commitment to public interest advocacy. Strong motivation to represent people of low income and to explore creative solutions to problems faced by our client population. Minimum of 5 years civil litigation experience or demonstrated comprehension in practice areas and fundamental processes of the organization. Ability to handle a large caseload and/or practice in multiple areas of the law. Strong written and oral communication skills including delivering public presentations. High degree of initiative and willingness to work collaboratively with others. Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English desirable. Must be computer literate.

Generous benefit package includes paid vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances. Also includes twelve paid holidays.

Compensation: DOE

To apply, please mail or email resume, cover letter, and three professional references in confidence to: careers@gbla.org

Attn: HR Department
615 California Avenue
Bakersfield CA, 93304