Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Public Counsel

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 11,2018
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Staff Attorney Candidate will be a part of a team participating in a new program that will focus on delivering comprehensive, trauma-informed, wrap-around legal services designed to remove barriers to housing. Carry a high volume caseload that may include a mix of benefits, employment law, traffic tickets, and expungements OR landlord-tenant counseling and eviction defense; Act as a resource for other Public Counsel staff and community partners; Provide technical assistance to, or co-counsel with, pro bono attorneys; Participate in community outreach, including preparing and presenting trainings and special projects; Assist with grant reporting, billing, and outcome tracking for housing work; and Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar; Experience in areas of poverty law outlined above in “Job Summary”; Commitment to trauma-informed legal advocacy: empathy, responsive listening, restraint from judgment, and demonstration of authentic care and concern; Commitments to race equity work and community lawyering, and willingness to incorporate race equity principles and community lawyering in practice; Strong sense of professional responsibility; Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members; Excellent client skills and comfort working with indigent clients; Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment; Strong interpersonal skills; Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently; Organized and detail oriented; Strong written and oral communication skills; Excellent negotiation skills; and Ability to commute throughout Los Angeles County. In addition, as required by funder and service partners, after hire, must: Obtain certification that candidate is free of active tuberculosis prior to contact with clients; and Participate in other health and security clearances. Ability to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish is strongly preferred.

Company info

Nisha Vyas
Directing Attorney
Public Counsel
601 South, Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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