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ProfileStaff Attorney – Homeless Prevention The candidate will interview and counsel clients on various legal issues. Work collaboratively with case managers to provide holistic services. Represent tenants facing eviction in court. Assist clients with government benefits applications and appeals. Advocate for employment-related benefits for low-income workers wrongfully denied. Participate in clinics and other community outreach projects. Work on policy issues relating to homelessness and holistic services. Represent subsidized housing clients at administrative hearings. Learn legal areas such as expungement of criminal records, debt relief and restoration of license to remove clients’ legal barriers to housing and benefits. Must have active membership in the California State Bar. Should preferably have experience working in diverse poverty law issues. Some knowledge of, landlord-tenant law, government benefits, or criminal expungement is preferred. Ability to work effectively as part of a team including other attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and students is needed. Excellent writing and public speaking skills is must. Availability: April 1, 2018 Probationary Period: A one year probationary period will be required.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019