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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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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 â€œJob Summaryâ€; 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.
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