Job Details

Staff Attorney, Housing Or Legal Graduate, Housing

Company name

Community Legal Aid SoCal.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 19, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 02, 2020

Posted on

May 29, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 60000 to 89190 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Santa Ana, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Profile

Staff Attorney, Housing OR Legal Graduate, Housing
DUTIES: Handle an individual caseload of housing-related matters, including, but not limited to matters involving eviction defense and administrative hearing representation. Handle client interviews, negotiations, settlements, trials and appeals of cases in both State and Federal Courts with primary emphasis on landlord-tenant and legal issues involving access to housing. Research and prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings, and other legal proceedings. Assist clients with issues related to federally subsidized housing. Counsel and advise clients in legal matters. Engage in policy advocacy, coordinate and collaborate in policy campaigns with partner community-based organizations, conduct legal research and provide legal services to improve access to and preservation of affordable housing opportunities for low-income residents. Actively participate in community groups and coalitions on issues impacting service-eligible populations. Direct and supervise law students and paralegals. Participate in community outreach and community legal education activities. Identify wrap around legal services and work collaboratively with various legal units. Perform administrative tasks and other duties, as assigned by supervisor. Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree and a member in good-standing of the California Bar or member to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider OR graduate from a law school and eligible to sit for the next California Bar Examination (time off will be given to study for the exam). Prior legal services advocacy experience desirable. Articulate, creative, and passionate with excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills, and problem-solving skills. Enthusiasm for working with the population who normally would not be able to afford an attorney. Ability to establish and maintain effective relations both internally and with external community contacts. High level of initiative and ability to handle multiple projects and tasks with limited supervision. Proactive approach, anticipates problems, offers solutions, and ability to think on one’s feet. Reliable team player and multitasker. Great organizational skills with a keen attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Empathetic and energetic attitude while working with others. Proven interest in social justice issues. PREFERRED: Bilingual English/Spanish. Experience in the field of Housing Litigation. Experience in representation before administrative agencies. Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed lawyering.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Community Legal Aid SoCal.
902 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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