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Eviction Prevention Staff Attorney

Company name

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 03,2019

Valid Through

Jan 16,2020

Posted on

Jul 30,2019

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Eviction Prevention Staff Attorney
The candidate will represent clients in both public housing and private landlord-tenant matters. Will primarily entails a focus on zealous representation of a significant number of individual clients each week in court hearings and administrative hearings. Also entails helping to identify systemic issues and engaging in systems and policy advocacy work in consultation with the managing attorney. Will also have housing related intake duties and supervision of staff and interns as needed. Will provide supervision and support to paralegals, social workers, and interns who are providing advice, brief service, and some representation. Will engage in non-litigation focused advocacy, including policy, administrative and legislative advocacy and racial justice initiatives, as well as organizing and teaching community and professional education sessions on a variety of issues, including lead paint elimination, domestic violence, criminal records, federal housing policy, tenant eviction laws, preservation of affordable. Also work with the Managing Attorney to establish connections to community and government agency partners and to develop impact advocacy strategies to remove barriers to housing and general access to the courts for low-income individuals and families. Must have entry level experience.

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Hiring Coordinator
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
1424 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2505

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