Job Details

Housing Attorney temporary

Company name

Bay Area Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2019

Valid Through

Jun 21,2019

Posted on

Oct 09,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

San Jose, CA, United States

Employment Type

Contract, Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
  Employer Sponsored Job (Free to apply to)
  
22 hits

Profile

Housing Attorney (temporary)
The candidate will assist in removing civil legal barriers impeding clients’ ability to obtain stable housing, employment, and other supports necessary for successful reentry to their families and communities. This is a temporary position, with anticipated end date of June 2019. Will join Housing Law practice group, which focuses on the preservation of fair and affordable housing—one of the most critical issues facing low-income families in Silicon Valley. The Housing Attorney will represent low-income tenants in eviction proceedings at various stages, including in Superior Court; represent tenants in Housing Authority administrative proceedings; identify and pursue affirmative fair housing litigation; conduct community outreach and training; work in collaboration with attorneys and advocates in other practice areas to provide integrated legal services to clients; and address systemic issues in areas that uniquely affect clients’ housing rights through use of impact litigation and policy work.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have California State Bar membership; or admitted to practice in another state and eligible to practice in California for 3 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program (must pass CA bar). Must have cultural competency in working with low‐income clients from diverse backgrounds, including clients with physical and mental disabilities, LEP clients, and LGBT clients. Familiarity with housing, government benefits programs, and/or consumer debts issues preferred. Litigation in relevant subject areas or other relevant substantive experience preferred. Should have excellent communication, writing, and public speaking skills. Must have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team.

Additional info

Send (1) cover letter, (2) diversity statement described below, (3) resume, (4) references, and (5) writing sample.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bay Area Legal Aid
2 West Santa Clara Street
8th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

Similar Jobs:

Regional Counsel – Housing Law Responsibilities: Report to the Director of Program & Advocacy and will guide the long-term development of the housing unit’s direct services, impact litigation and policy advocacy wor...
Legal Advice Line Attorney Duties: Provides assistance to low-income individuals and families in the areas of housing, family law, public benefits, and consumer law. Focus on our housing practice, which seeks to preserve fair and...
Regional Counsel – Housing Law Responsibilities: Report to the Director of Program & Advocacy and will guide the long-term development of the housing unit’s direct services, impact litigation and policy advocacy wor...