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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Staff Attorney Duties: Litigate against landlords who rent unsafe and unhealthy apartments to vulnerable low-income tenants. May also participate in other litigation and policy work related to housing and homelessness and conduct outreach and education efforts. Partner with other legal or tenant advocacy organizations to provide direct client services through tenant clinics, participate in other projects related to improving affordable, safe, and healthy housing for low-income tenants, and perform other duties as needed. The Slum Housing Litigation Team works closely with pro bono counsel from private law firms in the majority of its cases.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Membership in the California Bar or another state required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly, and to manage an active caseload independently. Ability to work closely with a team including the Director of Litigation, staff attorneys, paralegals, organizers and administrative personnel. Ability to build trust and rapport with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, and effective manner. Ability to use good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will have some litigation experience and a demonstrated commitment to working with low income communities. Preferred qualifications include experience litigating habitability or other housing issues, and the ability to speak, read and write in Spanish.
Deadline: April 2, 2018
Send cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume, and 3 references.
Company infoLisa Charles