CCLS is an equal opportunity employer

Central California Legal Services?

We encourage all interested individuals to apply.

At CCLS, you will work with dedicated attorneys, paralegals, and support staff striving to shape the future of the communities we serve. We hail from multiple walks of life, speak multiple languages, and bring an incredible breadth and depth of experience to our work.

Our roster includes seasoned litigators, first generation Americans, Ivy League graduates, community activists, former public officials, volunteers, and more. We encourage all interested individuals to apply.

CCLS is an equal opportunity employer: we value equity, inclusion, and diversity, across all races, cultures, classes, ages, religions, gender identities and presentations, sexual orientations, body sizes, family structures, abilities, and all categories protected by law.

Is this you?

You're Passionate

You’re a passionate and energetic person who’s excited to connect with the community.

You love communities & problem solving

You’re excited to meet someone new, listen and help them find solutions.

You’re self-motivated

You have a strong desire to help others and be part of something special.

You like to teach by doing

You’re a clear communicator, capable of sharing your knowledge.

You’re a creative & strategic thinker

You see the big picture and strive to come up with innovative and creative solutions.

You're a people person

You’re a great listener, motivator and get excited to help others achieve success.

Join Our Team. Open Positions.

Attorney & Project Leader, Pro Bono Program

3+ Years’ Experience

You bring together the best of the legal aid and private firm worlds to deliver the justice our clients deserve.

Directing Attorney - Housing Team

7+ Years’ Experience

Be at the forefront of change, fighting for families’ futures by fighting for their housing rights.

Paralegal - Health Consumer Center (Merced)

+2 Years Experience

Your hands-on assistance will help our clients receive health and medical support they deserve

Staff Attorney - Consumer/ Senior/ Benefits Team (Fresno)

3+ Years’ Experience

Help us protect the community against consumer fraud and assist our elders with a number of growing needs.

Staff Attorney - Consumer/ Senior/ Benefits Team (Merced)

3+ Years’ Experience

Join the team that protects our elders and fights consumer fraud for communities in need.

Staff Attorney - Health Consumer Center

3+ Years’ Experience

Impact clients’ health directly by eliminating the many barriers to accessing vital services and information.

Staff Attorney - Housing Team (Fresno)

+3 Years Experience

Be at the forefront of change, fighting for families’ futures by fighting for their housing rights.

Staff Attorney - Housing Team (Merced)

3+ Years of Experience

Your experience and leadership drive our mission to protect and secure the housing rights of all our clients.

Health Consumer Center Supervising Attorney

5+ Years of Experience

Your relentless pursuit of justice will make our clients feel protected and hopeful for a better future.

Veterans' Legal Services Project Manager

All Experience Welcome

Give back to our Veterans by protecting their access to quality legal support.

Outreach Coordinator – Veterans’ Legal Services Project

+1 Years of Experience

Stand with our veterans, by facilitating access to legal aid for essential services and rights.

Employee Benefits Package Overview

Receipt of this benefits package overview, by itself, does not constitute an offer of employment. All benefits are subject to changes in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Work/Life Balance

  • 7.5 hour work day / 37.5 hour week
  • 14.5 Paid Holidays
  • Free wellness counseling & resources
  • Union protection for applicable positions

Rewards for Dedication

  • Annual pay increases
  • Overtime for Hourly/Non-exempt staff
  • Compensatory Time for Salaried/Exempt staff

More Base Pay

  • School Loan Assistance up to $500/month
  • Bilingual Pay up to $90/month
  • Home internet reimbursement of $25/month
  • CCLS issued laptop & cell phone
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • CA State Bar dues paid in full

Retirement Contribution

  • CCLS contributes to staff 403(b) plans starting at the
  • one-year anniversary:
  • Year 1 to 2 – 1% of salary contributed
  • Year 2 to 3 – 2% of salary contributed
  • Year 3 to 4 – 3% of salary contributed
  • Year 4 to 5 – 4% of salary contributed
  • Year 5+ – 5% of salary contributed

Group Health Insurance

  • Coverage begins 1st of the month following hire date
  • CCLS pays 100% for staff health insurance coverage
  • CCLS pays 67% of staff dependent health insurance
  • coverage
  • Low-Cost Plans for:
  • Dental PPO & Vision Insurance
  • Long term disability & life insurance
  • Workers Compensation coverage

Cash Out Options

  • Vacation Cash Out:
  • Accrued vacation cashed out & added to paycheck upon request
  • Overtime Pay Out (Non-Exempt Staff):
  • OT paid out within 30 days of accrual, per State standards

Computer Loan Fund

Up to $1,500 interest free loan to assist staff with personal computer purchase

State Bar Exam Leave & Loan

  • Leave provided for CA Bar Exam
  • Interest-free loan for Bar Exam & study course fees
  • Up to 8 weeks salary advance
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