Habeas Corpus Resource Center - Investigators & Paralegals

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $3,497.00
Maximum: $6,672.00
Details: Please see our complete listing for salary and other specific information




303 2nd Street
Suite 400 South Tower
San Francisco
United States


The HCRC was established as a judicial branch entity to provide direct legal representation to death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings in state and federal courts. In addition, the HCRC acts as a resource center to outside counsel for the defense of death row defendants. Positions will be filled depending upon the needs of the HCRC and the applicant pool.

The Habeas Corpus Resource Center (HCRC), located in San Francisco, is accepting applications for Litigation Support Assistants (Paralegal Track) and Paralegals AND for Litigation Support Assistants (Investigator Track) and Investigators.

For complete details about the position, responsibilities and requirements, please visit our website:



•     Health/Dental/Vision benefits program

•     13 paid holidays per calendar year

•     Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave

•     1 personal holiday per year

•     $130 transit pass subsidy per month

•     CalPERS Retirement Plan

•     401K and 457 deferred compensation plans

•     Employee Assistance Program

•     Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

•     FlexElect Program

•     Long Term Care Program (employee paid/optional)

•     Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

Level of Language Proficiency

•             Fluency in oral and written Spanish DESIRABLE but not mandatory

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply




Go to http://www.hcrc.ca.gov/hiring.php for the application and supplemental questions.


This position requires submission of an official application and response to the supplemental questionnaire; cover letters and resumes are optional (please do not include transcripts, writing samples, references, etc.). Resumes without the required materials will not be considered. Again, application and supplemental questions are located at: http://www.hcrc.ca.gov/hiring.php


Email completed applications and supplemental questions to: jobapplications@hcrc.ca.gov

We cannot accept hand-delivered applications – please email. Thank you.


Previous applicants must reapply for further consideration. This position is opened until filled.


Every application is reviewed in its entirety upon receipt. Candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of HCRC will be contacted to participate in the interview process. Due to the volume of applications received, we request that applicants do not contact HCRC regarding hiring status. 


The HCRC uses a comprehensive recruitment process. Every application is reviewed in its entirety. Candidates whose qualifications best meet the needs of HCRC will be contacted to participate in the interview process. All applicants will be notified by mail when the recruitment has been closed. Due to the volume of applications received, we request that applicants refrain from contacting HCRC regarding hiring status and from in-person pick up or delivery of applications. The individuals selected to fill the position will be appointed at a level commensurate with their qualifications.


The Habeas Corpus Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer. The HCRC believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and the quality of representation that we provide to a diverse client base. The HCRC welcomes all applicants, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Please Note: If you are selected for hire, the Judicial Council will require verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States.