Bay Area Legal Aid

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  1.  

    Great beginner job with many learning opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good lateral experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff
    Current Employee - Administrative Staff

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

    Great Clerkship Experience

    Former Employee - Law Clerk
    Former Employee - Law Clerk

    I worked at Bay Area Legal Aid as an intern (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Great place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Law Clerk in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Bay Area Legal Aid as an intern (less than an 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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  6.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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    none

    Recommends

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