Careers

If you are interested in obtaining more information on employment opportunities, send an email to info@eslegalinc.com or forward your resume and cover letter to aemerzian@eslegalinc.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Attorney – Remote

Practice Areas: Labor/Employment (Management Side) & Business

Licensure & Location: California state bar licensure required. Based in Central Valley of CA, remote work from home position with travel required.

Reports To: Shareholders

Classification: Option for Part-time Hourly or Full-Time Exempt

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to info@eslegalinc.com in PDF format.

Summary/Objective:  Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. (“ES Legal”) is a small, cloud-based, woman-owned law firm located in Central California (est. 2018). Our attorneys provide transactional and advisory legal services to local schools, businesses and non-profits in the following areas: general counsel services, labor and employment law, investigation services, education law matters including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and higher education compliance, general business law, non-profit law, and workplace and school complaint investigation services. We also represent tenants through the City of Fresno’s Eviction Protection Program.

Our attorneys serve as collaborative, trusted advisors to our clients. We provide high quality, cost-effective and practical legal services under a flexible, cloud-based business model. Our goal is to support our clients’ work in creating better economic and educational opportunities throughout Central California. As a cloud-based law firm, we do not have offices open to the public and primarily work remotely utilizing internet technology to connect to each other and our clients, including Office 365, Zoom, and Practice Panther, an entirely cloud-based billing and invoicing system. Our cloud-based model supports work-life balance and acknowledges the multiple roles attorneys play in both their professional and personal lives.

ES Legal is currently seeking an attorney licensed in California with at least 3 years’ work experience in a law-firm setting to join our highly collaborative working team. ES Legal is open to a wide variety of work arrangements, including both part-time hourly and full-time exempt employment. The position will be assigned primarily to work remotely from home with occasional on-site meetings with clients. ES Legal is monitoring the global pandemic COVID-19 and will comply with public health guidance, including requiring vaccination for employees subject to exemptions required by law.

Essential Functions

  • Provides transactional and advisory legal advice and representation to private sector business, non-profit corporations and education institutions (K-12 through higher education both public and private).
  • Provides back-up support for City of Fresno Eviction Protection Program work as needed.
  • Conducts legal research, analysis on a wide variety of business, labor/employment and education law compliance matters.
  • Advises clients on and directly conducts workplace and school investigations.
  • Prepares, reviews and advises on a wide variety of documents including, but not necessarily limited to, business to business contractual arrangements, independent contractor agreements, employment contracts, business entity formation documents, shareholder/partnership agreements.
  • Provides mediation and hearing officer services for the processing of complaints of Title IX sexual harassment.
  • Maintains knowledge of changes to California and federal labor and employment law, education-sector compliance including for institutions that receive federal funds under Title IV.
  • Maintains positive, collaborative and professional relationships with the firm’s clients.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Nothing in this job description/posting restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Must have courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point and comfortable working with cloud-based platforms.
  • Must be emotionally mature and able to take personal responsibility for projects with minimal supervision
  • Must be comfortable working remotely from home.
  • Must have a can-do attitude and be comfortable working in a start-up business culture.

Physical & Work Environment Requirements

  • Work environment is remote, home-based location. Some travel required.
  • Must have appropriate workspace in home from which to work from cell phone and laptop computer. Tools provided by ES Legal as needed, including reimbursement for cost of mobile phone and internet/data service.
  • Must be able to communicate with attorneys and clients via telephone, text message, video conferencing and email.
  • Occasionally required to position self to operate normal office machinery including computers and printers.

Required Education and Work Experience

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • California state-bar licensure.
  • 3+ years of work experience in a law firm setting.

Preferred Skills, Education & Experience

  • Graduation from a UC or equivalently ranked law school.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, psychology, or sociology.
  • Customer service industry work experience prior to law practice preferred, such as retail, restaurant, or other public-facing position.
  • 5+ years of work experience in a law firm setting preferred.
  • Client and project management experience in law firm setting.
  • Labor and employment law experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Accommodations
ES Legal Inc. is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The company does not discriminate based upon any class protected by state or federal law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to info@eslegalinc.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Housing/Landlord-Tenant Attorney (Remote Work From Home)

Licensure: Active California State Bar License Required

Reports To: Shareholder Attorneys

Classification: Full-time or Part-time; Exempt or Hourly

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to info@eslegalinc.com in PDF format.

Job Overview:   Housing attorney will provide representation in unlawful detainer cases as well as negotiate settlement agreements on behalf of tenants. Written and verbal fluency in a language other than English, such as Spanish, Hmong or Punjabi, is highly desired but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions (i.e., fundamental job duties of the position) are as follows:

  • Provides legal advice and represents tenants in unlawful detainer cases, including in court, mediation and settlement negotiations.
  • Conducts legal research, prepares legal memoranda and case briefs.
  • Conducts community presentations.
  • Prepares motions and client correspondence.
  • Stays informed of changes in landlord-tenant law including COVID-19 related litigation impacting the rights of tenants and landlords.
  • Responds professionally to client emails and phone calls.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • California state bar license required.
  • Juris Doctor required. Graduation from an ABA accredited law school preferred.
  • At least 1 year of work, externship or internship experience in a law firm, legal aid office preferred.
  • Knowledge of landlord-tenant law.

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Must have excellent written and verbal English language communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in languages other than English are strongly preferred.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Must have professional demeanor.
  • Must be experienced with remote video conferencing applications such as Zoom.
  • Must be experienced with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point (cloud-based platforms such as Office 365 strongly preferred).
  • Must be comfortable using text communication.
  • Must have California drivers’ license.
  • Must be emotionally mature and able to take personal responsibility for projects with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a can-do attitude, be flexible and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up business culture.

Physical & Work Environment Requirements

  • Work environment is primarily remote, home-based location. Work environment also includes attending client meetings in general office setting and court-room appearances.
  • Prolonged periods of working on a computer.
  • Must be able to communicate with co-workers and clients via telephone, text and email.
  • Occasionally required to position self to reach items high or low on shelves, or to carry items up to approximately 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to drive to or otherwise travel in the Fresno area and throughout the Central Valley region of California area to various meeting sites.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any protected class under California state or federal law.  Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.