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Staff Attorney - MAL - Bakersfield, CA

Martínez Aguilasocho & Lynch, (“MA&L”) Bakersfield, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Martínez Aguilasocho Law, Inc. ("MAL") is a private, public interest law firm based in California's Central Valley and dedicated to the mission of improving the lives of farm workers and their families nationwide. For over twenty-five years, MAL attorneys have been representing the United Farm Workers of America and individual farm workers throughout the state in all types of complex legal matters. We are seeking a candidate for the position of Staff Attorney.  

MAL's primary practice is labor and employment law, with a focus on representing Spanish-speaking farm workers, or farm workers that speak indigenous languages from Mexico in wage and hour employment cases, sexual harassment cases, employment discrimination cases, and labor organizing matters.  Our lawyers have substantial experience representing employees in class action and representational lawsuits to enforce statutory rights under both federal and state wage and hour laws, as well as fair employment practice laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. MAL lawyers also have extensive experience counseling clients in non-profit formation and governance.

This position will be based in Bakersfield, CA, and is a full-time exempt position.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed attorney in good standing with a demonstrable commitment to social justice work; and strong communication skills, both oral and written in English and Spanish.  

WORK HOURS: Full-time, salaried exempt.  

COMPENSATION: Minimum $65,000 starting salary; compensation commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, pension,15 paid holidays per year.  

STARTING DATE: Variable.  

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and writing sample to and and include the phrase “Staff Attorney Application” in the subject line


MAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity is more than a legal and moral obligation – it is also a sound business practice to realize the potential of every individual. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all! In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunity to all individuals, employment decisions at MAL will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, age, or any characteristic protected by law. 

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for farm worker and immigrant communities! MAL believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. MAL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with qualified disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, formerly incarcerated, persons 40 years old or older, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply for open positions with MAL. 

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, counseling, discipline, termination, access to benefits and training. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

Martínez Aguilasocho & Lynch, (“MA&L”)


Bakersfield, CA
93306 USA



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