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ProfileStaff Attorney I The candidate provides the Housing Services Department with legal services as may be requested by the Director of Housing Services and others including, but not limited to, full eviction services, staff training, and legal advice as it pertains to Landlord-Tenant, Fair Housing, Reasonable Accommodation and Public Housing laws, both federal and State. Support Section 8 Program operations including program administration, fraud investigations, assistance with administrative hearings and responding to Writs of Mandamus. Manages own caseload including commencing and completing evictions from receipt of case to resolution, including serving notices to vacate, filing and serving complaints, motions, responsive documents and appearance at trials and/or other hearings. Assists the Housing Services Department in initiating, developing, recommending, and implementing policies, procedures, and goals related to the eviction process, Fair Housing, Reasonable Accommodation and Public Housing laws. Coordinates eviction activities with other Legal Department staff members and trains management staff to ensure prompt and proper eviction actions. Prepares and presents reports on department's activities as requested. Advise and assist Housing Service staff in matters of Landlord Tenant, Fair Housing, Reasonable Accommodation and Public Housing Law. Provides legal opinions on eviction-related, fair housing and public housing issues as required. Reviews all federal, state, and local laws and legal requirements relating to the eviction process and resident leases and recommends changes to ensure compliance. Represents the Housing Authority in federal court on resident bankruptcy issues which affect unlawful detainer actions. Assist Section 8 and other subsidized program operations as may be needed from time to time including program administration, best practices, policy updates, assistance with administrative hearings including responding to Writs of Mandamus. Assist in other legal matters, including legal research, and other matters affecting the Housing Authority including civil litigation as directed.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be member in good standing of the California State Bar. Should have 3+ years of trial experience preferably in the areas of landlord/tenant (unlawful detainer) litigation, including bankruptcy proceedings and criminal law litigation. Strong legal research and writing skills is needed. Strong Interpersonal and communication skills is must.
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Human Resources Department
2600 Wilshiure Blvd. , 5th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90057