Employment Opportunities

GBLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

 


Attorney Positions

Domestic Violence Attorney

GBLA is currently accepting applications for a full-time attorney with 3+ years of knowledge and experience in family law with emphasis in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. As the Domestic Violence attorney, you will provide a holistic legal representation to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and /or stalking in matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Holistic representation goes beyond a victim’s need for a protection order and includes representation in other proceedings directly related to the client’s experience of violence which is likely to increase victim’s safety and security.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to careers@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

Housing Attorney

GBLA is currently accepting applications for full-time attorney’s with 3+ years of experience to conduct litigation with our housing team. The attorney will defend eviction lawsuits and provide advice and education to tenants about their rights. In addition, the attorney will be involved in all aspects of affirmative litigation to improve housing conditions, prevent displacement, and combat discrimination.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to careers@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

Paralegal Positions

Senior Housing Paralegal

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.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to careers@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

Staff Positions

Consumer Health Advocate

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) seeks a Consumer Health Advocate to join our Kern Health Consumer Center. Under the supervision of the Project Supervising Attorney, the Consumer Health Advocate will be responsible for providing one-to-one technical assistance and support to low income families to ensure immediate access to quality healthcare, responsible for providing education and community outreach on enrollees’ right to file grievances, appeals, and requests for independent medical reviews. The Consumer Health Advocate will monitor HMOs throughout the county to detect problems with the grievance and appeals process, and provide culturally appropriate and linguistically sensitive services focusing on vulnerable individuals such as those with disabilities and limited English proficiency.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to careers@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.