CCLS Staff Attorney - Health Consumer Center
Job Type


For over 50 years, CCLS has been representing and advocating for low-income individuals in Merced, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Fresno, Tulare, and Kings Counties—a region where intense poverty exists side by side with unparalleled wealth and abundance. Our mission is to provide high quality, no-cost civil legal services to low income individuals, families, and communities—improving the wellbeing of our Valley through systems-changing advocacy, client education, and legal work that meets individual clients’ immediate needs. We also work closely with agencies and community organizations that share our commitment to support our clients in being their own agents of change. 


CCLS seeks a full-time Health Consumer Team Staff Attorney to provide advice, counsel, and representation to clients dealing with a variety of issues related to health systems and agencies.



  • Work with CCLS advocates to ensure delivery of high-quality legal representation to clients consistent with CCLS program priorities. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with client groups and community-based service providers, and work with them to identify community lawyering opportunities;
  • Identify and analyze systemic issues through individual and impact casework;
  • Participate in planning and strategy meetings with project partners and statewide networks of Legal Aid advocates;
  • Participate in weekly CCLS case review meetings, keep abreast of changes in the law, including continuing legal education, and adhere to CCLS policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Member in good standing of the State Bar of California; or, eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program and California Bar admission within twelve months of hire;
  • Experience working with low-income clients, collaborating effectively with diverse groups of individuals and organizations, and connecting and strategizing with local community leaders;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people with communication barriers including those who are stressed or confused, those who suffer from physical or mental disabilities or those for whom English is a second language;
  • Previous Legal Aid or other non-profit legal services experience desirable;
  • Bilingual ability strongly preferred (Hmong/English or Spanish/English);
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Comfortable working under pressure, on a team or independently, passionate about the work, inquisitive, and analytical;
  • Commitment to the rights and empowerment of clients;
  • Must pass a background check with the California Department of Managed Health Care;
  • Ability to travel as needed and proof of liability and property insurance on vehicle used.

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. We encourage all interested individuals to apply. This is position is subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Salary Description
$68,133 to $92,703