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Real Estate Attorney in San Jose, CA

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Company name

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Real Estate

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


San Jose, CA

Date Last Verified

Jun 21,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

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Staff Attorney - Housing The candidate will provide direct representation to clients in unlawful detainer (eviction) proceedings and managing an individual caseload; Engage in policy advocacy including research and writing, writing reports related to policy advocacy, writing advocacy letters to legislative bodies, and meeting with elected officials. Policy issues that the attorney may work on include anti-displacement policies, and tenant protections including rent stabilization, and just cause eviction protections; Assist and lead fair housing and impact litigation including, but not limited to, research and writing, motion writing, written discovery and depositions; Investigate potential systemic issues including research, writing, public records reviews, and in-person surveying; Attend, monitor, and provide feedback at community meetings, government body meetings, task force meetings, and other meetings/hearings related to systemic advocacy; Conduct outreach and community education presentations and produce educational materials; Support program and organization-wide initiatives, including race equity; Participate in education and outreach to community about legal issues confronted by low-income tenants. Provide legal support to non-attorney staff and pro bono volunteers assisting with client intake and legal services. Ultimate placements and job duties will be assigned based upon the needs of the Law Foundation with consideration for the interests, skills, and experience of the applicant. California Bar Membership, or otherwise eligible to practice law in California (individuals awaiting California Bar Exam results are eligible to apply). Experience managing a high-volume caseload including experience representing tenants in unlawful detainer actions is essential. Should have experience in policy advocacy and/or organizing. Experience in community lawyering is essential.

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Company info

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