WHO WE ARE: 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.
The Legal Director is a key member—with the Executive Director, the Director of Administration, the Development Director, and the Fiscal Director—of CCLS’s senior leadership team. The Legal Director’s role is central to CCLS’s commitment to meeting client needs through a thoughtful, affirmative, aggressive, and client-centered advocacy program. The Legal Director’s core responsibility is to monitor, develop, shape, coordinate, and direct the work of CCLS attorneys and advocates.
Position: Legal Director
Experience: 10+ Years Experience
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Term of Employment: Regular, Full Time
Other: FLSA Exempt, Non-Union Position
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3. Three Professional References
4. Legal Writing Sample
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary Range DOE ($101,580 - $109,332); Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance coverage; employer contribution to 403(b) plan based on length of service; 14.5 paid holidays; generous vacation and sick leave policy; some professional dues paid by CCLS; if qualified, participation in the School Loan Reimbursement Assistance Program, and/or a Bilingual Supplement.
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. CCLS is subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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