Job Details

Public Interest Law Attorney in San Jose, CA

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Company name

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Public Interest Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


San Jose, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 27,2018

Posted on

Feb 10,2018

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Supervising Attorney - Housing Duties: Supervision of direct services staff and casework focusing on unlawful detainer defense; Hiring, training, mentoring, and professional development of staff; Collaborate with other Law Foundation team members to assist with program design, development, oversight, and administration of the Housing Department; Work closely with the policy and impact litigation units at the Law Foundation to support the Law Foundation’s systemic change efforts in the housing context; Ability to consider alternative models of unlawful detainer practice and willingness to experiment and create design models incorporating various best practices; Direct representation of clients, specifically in the unlawful detainer context; Support program and organization-wide initiatives, including race equity; Oversee and participate in education and outreach to community about legal issues confronted by low-income tenants; Public relations with government contractors and the community; Oversee and manage contracts; Assist with supervision of housing intake; Provide support to pro bono attorneys and the pro bono housing program; Participate in fundraising activities including events and grant writing and reporting.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: California Bar Membership or ability to practice law in California; 5 years of experience in public interest law or advocacy services; Unlawful Detainer defense experience; Legal supervision experience; Litigation experience outside the unlawful detainer context, including affirmative housing litigation; Experience managing and assigning work to a team; Ability to effectively supervise legal work in a fast-paced environment and high-volume eviction defense practice; Ability to effectively collaborate with teams, both internal and external to the Law Foundation; Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create a culture of feedback and continual improvement; Experience in Community Lawyering and willingness to incorporate community lawyering into an unlawful detainer defense and housing practice; Commitment to Race Equity work and incorporating race equity principles in an unlawful detainer defense practice; Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with underrepresented communities, including people living with mental health disabilities, HIV/AIDS, or other disabilities and clients of diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds; Strong organizational skills; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Bilingual in English and Spanish or Vietnamese preferred.

Additional info

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
152 North Third Street
3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95112