Employment Opportunities

Working at Bay Area Legal Aid

Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. From Silicon Valley to Napa Valley, we help clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Our clients include the working poor, families with children, foster youth, seniors, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Through our regional county offices, our mobile advocacy clinics, and our nationally-recognized Legal Advice Line, BayLegal prevents domestic violence and sexual assault, increases economic stability, protects consumers, expands access to healthcare, and prevents homelessness. For our clients, BayLegal makes the difference between staying in poverty and thriving toward a brighter future.

BayLegal thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Housing Attorney – Contra Costa County Regional Office

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Position: We are seeking a Housing Attorney to join our dynamic Housing Law practice group, which focuses on the preservation of fair and affordable housing, and represents clients who are at risk of displacement —one of the most critical issues facing low-income families in Contra Costa County. This position is based in our Richmond office …

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Housing Attorney (temporary) – Santa Clara County Regional Office

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Job Description: We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest to represent individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. The attorney will assist in removing civil legal barriers impeding clients’ ability to obtain stable housing, employment, and other supports necessary for successful reentry to their families and communities. The …

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Bilingual Support Staff – Oakland

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Job Description: We seek an enthusiastic, culturally sensitive Bilingual (Spanish/English) Support Staff person with a strong social justice commitment to support our attorneys and advocates in providing direct legal assistance to clients and the client communities. The position will primarily be based at our Oakland location and will spend some time in other regional offices …

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Housing Attorney – San Francisco Regional Office

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Housing Attorney - San Francisco
Position: We are seeking a Housing Attorney to join our dynamic Housing Law practice group in San Francisco. Our housing attorneys focus on preserving tenancies for low-income and subsidized tenants in San Francisco. As part of the San Francisco’s Tenants’ Right to Counsel Initiative this position will focus on providing full-scope legal representation to tenants …

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Reentry Attorney – Alameda and Contra Costa County Regional Offices

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Position: We are seeking a Reentry Attorney to join our dynamic Reentry Unit in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Reentry Unit removes obstacles to opportunity for the region’s formerly incarcerated residents and advances racial justice through direct advocacy, partnership with community-based organizations and service providers, and affirmative litigation. The Unit works collaboratively with BayLegal’s …

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Temporary Reentry Attorney (Santa Clara County)

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Job Description: We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest to represent individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. The attorney will assist in removing civil legal barriers impeding clients’ ability to obtain stable housing, employment, and other supports necessary for successful reentry to their families and communities. The …

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Reentry Attorney (Santa Clara County)

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Job Description: We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest to represent individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. The attorney will assist in removing civil legal barriers impeding clients’ ability to obtain stable housing, employment, and other supports necessary for successful reentry to their families and communities. The …

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Legal Advice Line Attorney (bilingual) – (San José)

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Organization:  Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the most vulnerable members of our community. From Silicon Valley to Napa Valley, we help clients protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. Our clients include the working poor, families with children, foster youth, seniors, immigrants, veterans, and persons with …

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Bilingual Staff Attorney – Domestic Violence Prevention (Santa Clara County)

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Staff Attorney - DV - Santa Clara County
ABOUT THE POSITION: We seek a culturally sensitive Staff Attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy for a position in our San José office. This position involves legal representation of low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking in an array of court proceedings, including dissolution of marriage, …

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Staff Attorney – Disability Rights (Alameda County)

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Disability Rights Staff Attorney
ABOUT THE POSITION: Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) seeks a culturally sensitive Disability Rights Staff Attorney with a strong commitment to social justice advocacy to represent individuals with mental and physical disabilities in their applications for Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or CAPI benefits.  This position is located in our Alameda County Office in …

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Staff Attorney – Economic Justice (Alameda County)

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Staff Attorney - EJ - Alameda County
ABOUT THE POSITION: Our Alameda County office in Oakland is currently looking for a legal services attorney working primarily on economic justice issues, particularly related to state and county public benefits programs. Job Description: We seek a qualified attorney for a position in our Economic Justice unit in our Alameda County office located in Oakland, …

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Managing Attorney – Youth Justice (Regional)

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Regional Managing Attorney Youth Justice
About the Position: We seek a culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to become the Regional Managing Attorney of our Youth Justice Unit. The Youth Regional Managing Attorney, with the assistance of a Supervising Attorney, is responsible for the supervision of the legal work and personnel issues …

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