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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Staff Attorney The candidate will be responsible for the representation of families and individuals that are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness in a broad range of legal practice areas including: housing, public benefits, consumer, employment, immigration, re-entry and family law. Creating and conducting trainings for community partners, Know Your Rights workshops for clients and staffing legal clinics. Responsibility for maintaining relationships with the firm's community partners by attending regular case management meetings. Regular travel to other NLSLA branch offices, courts, government agencies, shelters and community-based organizations throughout the Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be licensed and eligible to practice law in California. Prior experience working with the homeless or in public benefits, consumer, housing and/or family law is helpful. Must be a skillful attorney who can excel in a fast-paced, dynamic anti-poverty law practice and is capable of fiercely advocating on behalf of clients in multiple forums across multiple practice areas. Must have a demonstrated passion and commitment to public interest law and prior experience assisting low-income individuals and client groups, with a sensitivity to those in crisis. Must possess strong research and organizational skills; the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and well-developed analytical skills. Should be self-motivated with the ability to multi-task. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish, Armenian, Chinese or another language spoken in poverty communities is strongly preferred.
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