Job Details

Contract Attorney

Company name

Public Counsel

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Date Last Verified

Feb 05,2018

Posted on

Feb 03,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Real Estate
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Contract Attorney Duties: Carry a personal caseload litigating unlawful detainer cases which includes: client interviews; drafting pleadings, motions, discovery, briefs, and correspondence; negotiating with outside parties; representing clients in court and conducting jury trials; Provide legal counsel, advice, and representation to low-income individuals regarding evictions and related matters; Act as a resource regarding unlawful detainer cases and other housing issues for other Public Counsel staff and partner agencies; Work with a large network of pro bono attorneys to handle unlawful detainer cases and other housing matters; Participate in community outreach, including preparing and presenting trainings and doing special projects as assigned; 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; 2-3 years of litigation experience preferred, particularly eviction defense experience Strong written and oral communication skills; Excellent negotiation and organizational skills; Good judgment; Desire to learn as well as share knowledge with other team members; Good client skills, familiarity with housing laws and comfort working with indigent clients; Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment; Ability to commute throughout Los Angeles County; Strong interpersonal skills; Detail oriented; and Work well as part of a team, but also be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to read, write and speak fluently in Spanish is strongly preferred.
TERM: mid- February 2018 through June 2018.

Additional info

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Company info

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

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