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.

Attorney – Remote

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

Salary Range: $85,000 – $150,000+ (DOE)

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.

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

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

Anticipated Annual Salary Range: $85,000 – $150,000+ (FT; DOE)

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.

Human Resources Professional

Job Title: Attorney – Remote
Certification & Location: PHR and/or SHRM-CP certification required. Remote work from
home within California. Some travel to Fresno, CA required.
Reports To: Law Firm Labor & Employment Law Attorneys for Substantive Work;
Shareholders for Internal Reporting Structure
Classification: Part-Time or Full-Time; Hourly or Exempt


Summary/Objective
Emerzian Shankar Legal Inc. (“ES Legal”) is a cloud-based law firm located in Central California (est. 2018). Our attorneys provide investigation services, as well as 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, public agency law and workplace and school complaint investigation services. We also represent tenants through the City of Fresno’s Eviction Protection Program including unlawful detainer litigation.

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 a certified human resources professional with at least five (5) years of experience in a generalist or management-level position to: (a) serve as the firm’s internal human resources; and (b) to provide outside HR consulting services to the firm’s business clients, including direct HR support (e.g., onboarding, offboarding, termination meetings, disability accommodations meetings, wage and hour support, etc.). 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 and limiting in-person services as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains management-level HR staff.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
  • Collaborates with executive leadership to define the organizations long-term mission and
    goals; identifies ways to support this mission through talent management.
  • Identifies key performance indicators for the organizations human resource and talent
    management functions; assesses the organizations success and market competitiveness
    based on these metrics.
  • Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance
    appraisal, and employee incentive programs.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to the human resource management team; assists with
    resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and
    issues.
  • Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws,
    regulations, and requirements.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human
    resources, and talent management.
  • Drafts and implements the organizations staffing budget, and the budget for the human
    resource department.
  • Participates in professional development and networking conferences and events.
  • Performs other 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 inimal supervision
  • Must be comfortable working remotely from home.
  • This is an entrepreneurial, fast-paced work culture. 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. Significant travel within the
    California Central Valley required for on-site services to clients (gas/mileage/car
    provided).
  • Remote meetings via Zoom or similar platform.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to communicate directly and clearly about challenges and concerns.
  • Occasionally required to position self to operate normal office machinery including
    computers and printers.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters’ degree preferred. Graduation from a UC, CSU or equivalent preferred.
  • Certifications in Diversity/Equity/Inclusion or similar subject preferred.
  • California state-bar licensure.
  • 5 years in HR generalist or higher position required. 10+ years overall business/HR experience preferred.
  • Experience working with legal counsel preferred.

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.

Law Clerk – Remote Work From Home (Some Court/Local Appearance)

Job Title: Law Clerk – Remote Work From Home (Some Court/Local Appearance)
Pay Range: $25.00 – $35.00/hour+ DOE
Primary Practice Areas: Landlord-Tenant; Public Agency Law – Under direct supervision of licensed attorneys, representation of tenants facing unlawful ok eviction through the firm’s contract for services for City of Fresno’s Eviction Protection Program.
Classification: Full-Time Exempt or Part-Time Hourly
To apply, email your resume to: aemerzian@eslegalinc.com


Essential Functions: Support attorneys and paralegals with –

  • Providing legal advice to tenants in unlawful detainer cases (i.e., eviction), including in court, mediation, and settlement negotiations for tenants within the City of Fresno – helping to support the goal of preventing and reducing homelessness.
  • Negotiate with opposing counsel, attend court with attorneys for motions and trial.
  • Research and writing experience in the firm’s other practice areas including business law, non-profit corporations, and education law (including Title IX).
  • Maintains positive, collaborative, and professional relationships with other attorneys and support staff, as well as 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.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Must be experienced with cloud-based Microsoft Office 365.
  • Must be emotionally mature and able to take personal responsibility for projects with minimal supervision
  • Must have a can-do attitude and be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial business culture.

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.

Attorney – Remote Work From Home

Job Title: Attorney – Remote Work From Home
Primary Practice Areas: Landlord-Tenant; Public Agency Law
Additional Practice Areas: Management Side Labor/Employment; Business; Education Law
Licensure & Location: California state bar licensure required. Remote work from home within California. Some travel to Fresno, CA required.
Reports To: Shareholders
Classification: Full-Time Exempt or Part-Time Hourly
Salary Range: Up to $140,000+ (or hourly equivalent)
To apply, email your resume to: aemerzian@eslegalinc.com


Summary/Objective
ES Legal is currently seeking an attorney licensed in California 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 court appearances in Fresno, CA.

Essential Functions

  • Primary role is to aid tenants with housing and landlord-tenant law through the City of Fresno’s Eviction Protection Program through the firm’s contract with the City.
  • Provides legal advice and represents tenants in unlawful detainer cases, including in court, mediation and settlement negotiations.
  • Additional practice areas in 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).
  • Conducts legal research, analysis on a wide variety of business, landlord-tenant, labor/employment and education law compliance matters.
  • Maintains positive, collaborative and professional relationships with other attorneys and support staff, as well as 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 an entrepreneurial 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. Tools (e.g., laptop and other technology) provided by ES Legal as needed, including internet reimbursement.
  • Must be able to communicate with clients and team members via telephone, text message, video conferencing and email.
  • Occasionally required to position self to operate normal office machinery including computers and printers, and to lift up to approximately 25 lbs.

Required Education and Work Experience

  • California state bar licensure required.
  • Juris Doctorate required.
  • 1+ year of professional work experience required; 5+ years of professional work experience preferred.
  • Experience in a law firm setting preferred.

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.

California Attorney – Remote

Job Title: California Attorney – Remote
Primary Practice Areas: Labor Employment/Workplace Investigations
Additional Practice Areas: Public Agency Law; Landlord-Tenant; Business; Education Law
Licensure & Location: California state bar licensure required. Remote work from home within California. Some travel to Fresno, CA required.
Reports To: Shareholders
Classification: Full-Time Exempt or Part-Time Hourly
Salary Range: Up to $150,000+ (or hourly equivalent)


Summary/Objective
ES Legal is currently seeking an attorney licensed in California 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 court appearances in Fresno, CA.

Essential Functions

  • Primary role is to provide workplace investigations, as well as transactional/advisory labor and employment law services to the firm’s business, non-profit, and public agency clients.
  • Also provides legal advice and represents tenants in unlawful detainer cases, including in court, mediation, and settlement negotiations.
  • Additional practice areas in 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).
  • Conducts legal research, analysis on a wide variety of business, landlord-tenant, labor/employment and education law compliance matters.
  • Maintains positive, collaborative and professional relationships with other attorneys and support staff, as well as 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 an entrepreneurial 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. Tools (e.g., laptop and other technology) provided by ES Legal as needed, including internet reimbursement.
  • Must be able to communicate with clients and team members via telephone, text message, video conferencing and email.
  • Occasionally required to position self to operate normal office machinery including computers and printers, and to lift up to approximately 25 lbs.

Required Education and Work Experience

  • California state bar licensure.
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school or equivalent.
  • 1+ years of work experience required; 5+ years of work experience preferred.

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.