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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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Staff Attorney Duties: Carry a caseload of unlawful detainer cases, which includes responsibility for: client interviews; drafting pleadings, motions, discovery, briefs, and correspondence; negotiating with outside parties; representing clients in court and conducting jury trials; Provide landlord-tenant counseling and services; Act as a resource regarding housing issues for other Public Counsel staff and community partners; Provide technical assistance to, or co-counsel with, pro bono attorneys handling unlawful detainer cases and other housing matters; Participate in community outreach, including preparing and presenting trainings and special projects; Assist with grant reporting, billing, and outcome tracking for housing work; and Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD Degree and a member in good standing of the California Bar; 3-5 years of eviction defense litigation experience preferred; Commitment to trauma-informed legal advocacy: empathy, responsive listening, restraint from judgment, and demonstration of authentic care and concern; Commitments to race equity work and community lawyering, and willingness to incorporate race equity principles and community lawyering in practice; Strong sense of professional responsibility; Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members; Excellent client skills and comfort working with indigent clients; Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment; Strong interpersonal skills; Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently with minimal supervision; Organized and detail oriented; Strong written and oral communication skills; Excellent negotiation skills; and Ability to commute throughout Los Angeles County. In addition, as required by funder and our service partners, candidates must: Obtain certification that candidate is free of active tuberculosis prior to contact with clients; and Participate in other health and security clearances. Ability to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish is strongly preferred.
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