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Bay Area Legal Aid Reviews

Updated January 11, 2015
Updated January 11, 2015
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    Volunteer Legal Clerk

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    Former Intern - Legal Clerk in Oakland, CA
    Former Intern - Legal Clerk in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Bay Area Legal Aid as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was really friendly and went out of their way to help. Supervisors went out of their way to give me challenging projects and teach me things. Hours were flexible.

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't enough work and I was sent home for the day while having to pay for gas. Most of the work was monotonous or too easy..

    Recommends
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    Good lateral experience.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Staff
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff

    I have been working at Bay Area Legal Aid full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Direct services to very needy population, good experience.

    Cons

    Very low pay, little opportunity to move up or receive any recognition for your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries, create more opportunities for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great beginner job with many learning opportunities

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    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Attorney in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Bay Area Legal Aid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive working environment, work-life balance great, everybody is really passionate about the work they do and willing to help you, do great work for the community

    Cons

    Very low salary, not much upward mobility once you land a specific position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise salaries

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great Clerkship Experience

    Former Intern - Law Clerk
    Former Intern - Law Clerk

    I worked at Bay Area Legal Aid as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work on very interesting cases and with amazing and hardworking attorneys. As a clerk, I was given a great deal of responsibility that created a true sense of accountability in the work I did.

    Cons

    I clerked in the Summer of 2011 and worked under the supervision of a great attorney. I worked 40+ hours per week and was given real work to do. I enjoyed my experience and would recommend other law students to also seek a clerkship with Bay Legal.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great place

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    Current Intern - Law Clerk in Redwood City, CA
    Current Intern - Law Clerk in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Bay Area Legal Aid as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing group of attorneys and support staff. Fun work environment.

    Cons

    Job openings are rare and its extremely competitive when hiring.

    Recommends
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    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Bay Area Legal Aid

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    can get overwhelming at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends

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