Staff Attorney (full time, union, remote)

The Wage Justice Center

The Wage Justice Center (“WJC”) seeks a full-time Staff Attorney with at least three years of experience. Work is currently remote, with some in-person meetings and court appearances. WJC is dedicated to combating wage theft and using legal strategies to help low-income workers get paid. For over fifteen years, WJC has pursued this mission through various legal services and programs including: a direct services legal program for day laborers; litigation against employers who have failed to pay workers and sought to evade judgments for unpaid wages; legal-rights workshops for community groups and workers; training and technical support for other non-profits.


The Staff Attorney’s responsibilities include, among others:

  • Conducting all aspects of civil litigation, including discovery and motion practice
  • Performing legal research and drafting of briefs, pleadings, and legal memoranda
  • Investigating potential cases for affirmative litigation
  • Providing legal advice and counsel to WJC clients
  • Conducting trainings, community outreach and education to individuals, local community-based organizations and worker advocates
  • Mentoring junior attorneys and legal staff depending on qualifications and program needs


  • Admitted to practice law in California and in good standing with the California State Bar
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing law
  • Ability to independently carry-on civil litigation, including discovery and motion practice
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written advocacy skills with the ability to work and communicate with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse, multicultural community
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with attorneys and non-attorneys
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a high volume of cases
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate successfully with other groups and organizations;
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in contributing to the development of the organization’s mission and services
  • Demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights, social, and economic justice, and their intersections
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Favorable consideration will be given to applicants who have familiarity with employment law, creditor/debtor law and/or bankruptcy law.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred


This is a full-time exempt union position that includes a generous benefits package. The salary range is $65,000 - $95,000 per year depending on experience.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample (preferably a legal brief or memorandum that primarily reflects their work) to hr -at- WJC seeks diverse staff with cultural competency reflecting our client populations. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups to apply.

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