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Legal Assistant / Paralegal At Worker Advocate Firm

Leonard Carder, LLP
Oakland, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Leonard Carder, LLP, a union-side labor, workers’ rights, and employee benefits law firm, seeks a Legal Assistant/Paralegal in its Oakland office on Lake Merritt.  We are open to applicants looking for part-time or full-time work. Entry-level applicants who are detail-oriented and enthusiastic about learning new skills are encouraged to apply.  Our firm offers the opportunity to work on righteous issues and cases with lawyers and staff who are deeply committed to their clients, but try not to take themselves too seriously.

Skills and Experience

 Ideal candidate should:

  • Possess excellent computer and organizational skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Be detail-oriented, quick to learn, and willing to work independently and occasionally under time pressure;
  • Be adept at formatting documents in Word, such as letters, briefs, and other legal documents;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and phone skills, and comfort speaking with clients, court personnel, and opposing counsel.

Experience in these areas are a plus:

  • Workers’ compensation, ERISA, or lien and general subrogation matters;
  • Spanish language.

About Leonard Carder

Leonard Carder’s commitment to unions and workers dates back seven decades, with involvement in some of the most memorable labor struggles on the West Coast.  Leonard Carder is proud to represent international and local labor unions, representing working men and women in both the private and public sectors, in industries as varied as the longshore, maritime, hospitality, construction, and transportation sectors.  We also represent dozens of pension, health, and other employee benefit plans that cover workers, retirees, and their dependents. We further advance our mission to protect and advance workers’ rights by representing workers in individual cases and class actions to enforce California and federal wage and other employment laws. 

Leonard Carder is an equal opportunity employer. True to our mission and values, a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion drives our work. We strongly encourage and seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where staff contributions are valued and celebrated, and where our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work every day.

For more information about our work, please visit our website at 

Salary and Benefits

We provide competitive, union-scale compensation, based on experience.  First-class benefits include a comprehensive medical, dental and vision plan (for employees who work 20+ hours per week), paid sick and vacation time, and contributions to a 401(k) retirement plan.

How to Apply:   Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Ann Casper,

Leonard Carder, LLP


1900 Harrison Street

Oakland, CA
94612 USA



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