Economic Justice Attorney

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale.



Application Deadline:



1800 Market Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco
United States


We seek an energetic, culturally sensitive attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to represent families seeking access to CalWORKs and related benefits programs such as Medi-Cal, CalFresh, and Refugee Cash Assistance. Responsibilities will include conducting client interviews, negotiating with governmental agencies, research and writing, and representation at administrative hearings. The attorney will engage in policy work in areas that uniquely affect our clients' rights, participate in community collaborations, and engage in community outreach and education.  The attorney will split time between our San Francisco office and an outstation-office at the San Francisco Human Services Agency. 


  • Membership in good standing with the California State Bar;
  • At least one year experience with public benefits advocacy;
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team;
  • Experience working with culturally diverse, low income client communities;
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence and clients with disabilities;
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, ever changing environment;
  • Bilingual ability in Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese preferred.


Generous benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, company paid life insurance, a long term disability plan, 401k, loan repayment and bilingual differential. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual ability in Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese preferred.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

Applications: We encourage applicants who will contribute to our diversity to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply before April 30, 2018. Please send cover letter, resume, references and diversity statement to: Human Resources Department, e-mail to Be sure to refer to the “Economic Justice Attorney, San Francisco" in the title of your email.


In a separate page from your cover letter, please address the following:

BayLegal’s clients are low- and very low-income members of our communities. They include the working poor, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. To ensure our organization is best serving these populations, BayLegal strives to promote an evolving set of behaviors and attitudes amongst our staff, as well as policies that enable us to work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community. We see this as a commitment to enhance the provision of our services to all clients; to raise the level of positive client outcomes; and to create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.

How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.