We Work Without Walls


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 like to teach by doing

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

You love communities & problem solving

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

You’re a creative & strategic thinker

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

You’re self-motivated

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

You're a people person

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

Join Our Team. Open Positions.

Director of Development

10+ Years' Experience

Your legal expertise and natural leadership provide the strong foundation we need to deliver the justice our communities deserve.

Human Resources Manager

4+ Years' Experience

Be the strategic planner for recruitment and retention in a productive work atmosphere that fosters sustainable transformation in legal aid services.

Payroll Clerk

All Experience Welcome

Fast paced, problem solving fiscal support that allows our legal teams to focus on bringing justice to our clients.

Reception/Intake Clerk - Health Team

All Experience Welcome

The first line of defense, you provide comfort, knowledge, and access to justice to all those who call for help.

Staff Attorney - Consumer 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 Team (Merced)

3+ Years’ Experience

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

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’ Experience

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

Senior Grants Manager

5+ Years’ Experience

Our success requires a strong foundation that you provide, ensuring growth and maintenance of grants are handled flawlessly.

Summer Fellowship Program 2024

All Current Law Students Welcome

Begin your legal journey on the frontlines, making a difference, advancing justice and empowering people.

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
  • Rewards for Dedication
  • More Base Pay
  • Retirement Contribution
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Cash Out Options
  • Computer Loan Fund
  • State Bar Exam Leave & Loan
Work / Life Balance

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

Rewards for Dedication

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

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

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

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

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

Computer Loan Fund

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

State Bar Exam Leave & Loan

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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