Job Details

Paralegal - Homelessness Prevention Law Project

Company name

Public Counsel

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 24, 2020

Valid Through

Dec 07, 2020

Posted on

Feb 07, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Profile

Paralegal - Homelessness Prevention Law Project
Duties: Carry a high volume caseload that may include a mix of landlord-tenant counseling and eviction defense with attorney supervision; Provide support to Staff Attorneys and Supervising Attorney; Act as a resource for other Public Counsel staff and community partners; Participate in community outreach, including preparing and presenting trainings and special projects; Coordinate grant reporting, billing, and outcome tracking for case work as directed by the Supervising Attorney; Perform various clerical duties such as record-keeping, document copying, e-Filing, etc.; and, Other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and either: paralegal certificate/degree in paralegal studies from an ABA-approved institution OR bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in litigation support, ideally in one or more areas of poverty law outlined above in “Job Summary,” particularly housing and/or community organizing; Comfort with practicing trauma-informed legal advocacy: empathy, responsive listening, restraint from judgment, and demonstration of authentic care and concern; Ability to work with and have sensitivity to individuals in crisis and at-risk of homelessness; Commitments to race equity and community-centered work, and willingness to incorporate race equity principles and community-centered approaches in practice; Experience with data collection and creating reports; Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently; Strong written and oral communication skills; Detail-oriented and superior organizational skills; and Ability to commute throughout Los Angeles County. Ability to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish is preferred.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, and list of references (in PDF format).

Company info

Lorraine A. Lpez
Supervising Staff Attorney
Public Counsel
601 South, Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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