2023 Summer Fellowship Program

The 2023 Summer Fellowship will be conducted in-person at the CCLS main office in Fresno, California.  Fellows will be expected to work alongside CCLS staff Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, gaining hands-on experience in a fast-paced, legal aid firm.  Selected Fellows will be compensated at a rate of $15.50 per hour, with the possibility of an additional award, pending funding approval. 

Experienced Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Housing

The employee will work with the mortgage foreclosure prevention team, helping socially and financially disadvantaged seniors to retain their homes.  The employee will assist the attorney with all aspects of litigation and will also coordinate outreach events in Stanislaus and Merced Counties.

Project Lead– Legal Aid Mobile Clinic and Outreach

SAN is looking to welcome a full-time project lead to manage our latest program: Legal on the Move – Housing Education and Mobile Legal Clinics. This person will work alongside our legal team to organize educational presentations and pop-up legal clinics in the rural communities of Stanislaus and Merced Counties.

Full-time or Part-time Staff Attorney (Modesto)

 The candidate must have a passion advocating for the legal rights of older adults in the areas of elder abuse, restraining orders, eviction defense and consumer debts. Civil litigation experience is highly desirable, including drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, negotiating settlements and making court appearances.

Peer Facilitator

Under supervision of the Health Consumer Center (HCC) Supervising Attorney, the Peer Facilitator will work with individuals to assist in developing a PAD plan to reduce the cycle of homelessness, hospitalization, and engagement with the criminal justice system. Establishing a relationship based on trust is key for the Peer Facilitator, who also serves as a point of contact for individuals to access additional services beyond the PAD.