Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Public Counsel

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 19,2018

Posted on

Feb 10,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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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.

Company info

Nisha Vyas
Directing Attorney
Public Counsel
601 South, Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

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