Job Details

Legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 30, 2021

Valid Through

Nov 12, 2021

Posted on

Jan 27, 2021

Location

Detroit, MI, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Legal Assistant
Duties: Interview clients who have a pending eviction or other landlord/tenant related issues. Draft correspondence to clients and appropriate government agencies. Prepare intake paperwork in a timely, complete and accurate manner. Assist clients in addressing the landlord/tenant issue. Assistance may include: negotiating with the landlord on behalf of the tenant to address repair needs, resolution of eviction, restoration or possession to property, the return of security deposits, and dates to vacate unit; connecting to social services workers to resolve issues with the state and ensure client is supported effectively; drafting letters to landlords, housing inspectors, and various governmental offices; drafting of pleadings for court under the supervision of staff attorneys; performing other landlord/tenant related tasks as assigned by the executive director or program coordinator. Perform legal research. Collect and track documents for client projects. Assist with administrative tasks as needed. Maintain confidentiality of client information. Refer cases in need of legal help or with more complex issues to appropriate legal staff, and redirect issues beyond legal scope to appropriate UCHC staff. Maintain case and contact records in suitable files for efficiency of communication. Be aware of the programs and policies of UCHC and external programs that provide comprehensive assistance to your clients. Perform other housing related tasks as needed and as assigned by the executive director.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications : The successful candidate will believe in UCHC’s mission and demonstrate a passion for driving the organization’s growth. They will also have: A bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or equivalent experience in the human services field. Excellent writing, research and organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Experience with Microsoft Office and intermediate computer literacy. The ability to learn quickly and to balance multiple projects at once. The ability to learn quickly and to balance multiple clients at once. Demonstrated commitment to community and the population we serve.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
United Community Housing Coalition
47 East Adams
P.O. Box 2nd Floor
Detroit, MI 48226