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Organization TypePublic Interest
Litigation Staff Attorney RESPONSIBILITIES: Represent tenants full scope in all aspects of unlawful detainer actions. Draft and argue noticed motions, ex-parte applications, and trial motions in Housing Court. Manage an active case load as determined by litigation supervising attorney, including taking unsettled cases at settlement conference for trial call. Represent tenants limited scope at Mandatory Settlement Conference. Review legal documents with tenants; instruct them on filing these documents and how to prepare for hearings and settlement conferences. Work with attorneys and other EDC staff to train and supervise volunteers and interns. Evaluate and screen cases for appropriate referrals for direct representation by EDC and other legal services organizations. Provide support for volunteer attorneys and attorneys at other legal services organizations representing tenants. Encourage positive morale in your team and agency. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: California Bar Membership. Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in assisting diverse, low-income communities. Be well-organized, highly motivated, and creative. Able to work independently and in a team-oriented environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills and computer literate. There is significant computer use. Able to work on several projects simultaneously, and handle a high volume of activity.
Deadline: June 4, 2018
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