Immediate Opening for Junior Associate

Firm Background:

Valerian Law, P.C. is a boutique social justice-oriented law firm with an exciting docket of
employment, consumer and complex cases. We handle individual and class action cases in state
and federal courts in California and beyond, from our home base in the East Bay near UC
Berkeley. We primarily represent workers and whistleblowers who are suffering wage theft,
unequal pay, unsafe workplaces, retaliation, discrimination and wrongful termination.

Job Description: Assist with a variety of our wage theft, civil rights and class action matters in a hands-on, substantive manner with increasing case management responsibility and/or case complexity depending on experience. Drive cases from intake through case closing. Lead discovery and investigation. Assist with trial preparation, and mediations with superior legal research and writing. Manage and support clients and diverse case teams. California-barred associates will have opportunity to run their own cases, get deep experience with both individual and class action representations, appear in court, take depositions, and author briefs on cutting-edge issues.

Work Period: Start date is negotiable.

Work Location: In-office in Albany, CA with partial work-from-home depending on experience and tenure.

Qualifications: JD and minimum 1 year of relevant post-JD experience. Judicial clerkship
experience highly desirable. California bar license is strongly preferred.

We look for applicants with:

  • Commitment to social justice;
  • Experience in litigation and/or employment law;
  • Practical legal experience through internships or law school clinics;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills;
  • Excellent research and analytical capabilities, including a strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to supervise legal assistants;
  • Desire to work directly with clients and witnesses from all backgrounds;
  • well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Valerian Law is strongly committed to EEO principles and values a diverse workplace.

Compensation: The base salary range is $110,000 to $130,000. We offer subsidized medical,
dental and vision and retirement benefits.

Application Procedure: Applicants are encouraged to submit applications immediately as decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter along with a resume, law school transcript and two writing samples to All documents should be sent in .doc or .pdf format. Please include in the subject line of the email a heading “2023 Associate Application.”


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