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.
Under supervision of the Pro Bono Program (PBP) Supervising Attorney, the legal secretary will work with PBP staff to expand recruitment and use of volunteer attorneys enabling CCLS to increase the provision of high-quality services to clients.
The Pro Bono Program (PBP), a project of CCLS, encourages private attorneys to donate legal services through its organized clinics, special projects, and direct client representation. PBP provides case management, litigation support, training, and co-counseling for private-practice volunteer attorneys handling pro bono cases. PBP serves clients in multiple areas of civil law consistent with CCLS program priorities.
Experience: 2+ Years Experience
Location: Fresno Office
Term of Employment: Regular, Full Time
Other: FLSA Non-Exempt, Union Position
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled; Applications should be received by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 to be considered for the first round of interviews.
2. Cover Letter addressing the following questions:
3. Three Professional References
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary Range DOE ($30,498-$50,964); 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.