The candidate will handle cases to promote and defend the rights of older adults in federal and state courts, with a focus on litigation impacting older low-income Californians. Develop and prosecute cases, including research, investigations, discovery, motions practice, trials, and appeals. Negotiate possible settlements in lieu of trial where appropriate. Work closely with the Litigation Director and members of the Litigation Team, as well as advocate... read more
DUTIES: Prepare and type legal and administrative correspondence and documents. Clearly and professionally communicate with clients; and, if necessary, opposing counsel, courts, agencies, and the general public. Complete and generate court forms for filing. Coordinate service of appropriate documents. Maintain well organized legal files and accurate case statistics. Timely entry of case and client information into legal database. Provide other general administr... read more
Disaster Legal Services Attorney
Duties: Represent survivors of natural disasters in administrative hearings and court cases with a focus on FEMA, SBA, landlord-tenant, consumer, employment, and other disaster related legal issues. Conduct intakes. Engage in outreach to natural disaster survivors. Supervise pro bono volunteers at legal clinics and in disaster related cases. Develop consumer, case manager and pro bono online and in-person trainings on disaster legal issues....
Temporary Staff Attorney
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Directing Attorney, provides comprehensive legal services to eligible clients in priority areas in accordance with program guidelines, the ABA Standards for Providers of Civil Legal Services and the Code of Professional Responsibility. Provide legal services (advice, negotiation, litigation & administrative advocacy) to low-income clients in housing matters, including: Unlawful detainers; Landlord/Tenant disputes;...
Legal Director of Agricultural Worker Program
The candidate reports to: Deputy Director. Coordinates company’s statewide advocacy for low-income agricultural workers. This position is wholly responsible for leading and delivering on the implementation of the Program’s objective to increase access to justice for these individuals. Will be responsible for overseeing a team of thirteen attorneys, nine outreach workers, and six support team members located in five offices ...
Housing Rights / Tenants' Rights Trial Attorneys
The candidate will provide legal counsel, advice, and representation in jury trials to low-income individuals facing eviction, as well as work with an eviction defense team including attorneys, community affairs coordinators, and paralegals. Each of our eviction defense teams handles an extensive caseload related to unlawful detainer (eviction) matters. Will join a rotation and litigate (to verdict) an average of at least on...
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VOCA Summer Student Intern
The intern will assist in performing legal research, in drafting memos and legal documents, in designing handouts, and in preparation and scheduling of know-your-right presentation and other outreach events. Should have completed one year of law school or equivalent legal experience. Ability to research state and federal issues and produce clear, concise written documents is required. Should have excellent oral and written communication skills, i...
The internship will give students the opportunity to help some of the most exploited communities in California. Law students are considered. Will have the ability to enhance their legal training under the supervision of experienced litigators and community lawyers. Experiences such as participating in client intake, developing cases, representing clients in administrative hearings, litigating, researching, and writing are among the hands-on experiences students ...
Duties: Provide legal advice to individual clients; participate in all aspects of advocacy and litigation including: Client interviews, factual investigation, legal research, discovery, preparation of legal documents, negotiations, administrative hearings and trials, and appellate work in both state and federal courts; provide substantive support and legal advice to paralegal advocates; assist in outreach and community education to health consumers and commu...
Duties and Responsibilities: Expected to focus on housing advocacy including: pursue all aspects of housing civil litigation and administrative hearing representation; maintain expertise on a range of housing issues affecting low-income individuals; provide outreach and education to tenant and community groups; and assist with some training and support of housing hotline staff. Advocacy may include participation in high-impact projects/litigation involving...
Temporary Legal Secretary/Receptionist - Housing
Duties: Undertaking for and contributes to a efforts to address rural housing crisis. Assist housing teams to prevent and alleviate homelessness, prevent and prosecute wrongful and discriminatory evictions, improve the quality of substandard housing, and be integral players in state-wide housing advocacy. Manages all communications, correspondence, typing legal documents, filing, travel, calendar, and general organizational ...