Housing Attorney

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Job location
714 South Main
Jonesboro, AR 72401
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc.
Street address: 
714 South Main
City: 
Jonesboro
State: 
Arkansas
ZIP: 
72401
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid of Arkansas is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm dedicated to assuring equal access to justice in civil matters for low income Arkansans. Legal Aid’s advocates provide wraparound legal services in housing preservation, domestic violence prevention, economic justice, and consumer protection.

We are seeking an attorney to join our housing work group, which focuses on the preservation of safe, fair, and affordable housing throughout Arkansas. The housing attorney will represent tenants in eviction proceedings and administrative proceedings before public housing authorities, identify and attack housing discrimination through affirmative litigation, protect homeownership, and conduct community outreach and education.

Job duties will include:
 Representing clients in all levels of a case, including intake, negotiations, administrative hearings, trial, and appeal
 Assisting Legal Aid’s Fair Housing Project in combating housing discrimination
 Addressing systemic issues through impact litigation in state and federal court
 Working with community partners to develop resources and strategies for protecting homeowners and tenants

Requirements: 

Required qualifications:
 Arkansas State bar admission or ability to become licensed within one year.
 Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet
 Critical deadlines with minimal supervision.
 Familiarity with laws and regulations relevant to Fair Housing, homeowner and tenant rights, and public housing is a plus.
 Excellent legal writing skills
 Trial court experience is a plus
 Ability to maintain good relationships with clients, co-workers, and the community
 Driver’s license and ability to travel throughout Arkansas to represent clients

To apply: 

If interested, please send resume to Lee Richardson, Executive Director, at [email protected]. Salary DOE. Legal Aid of Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
42,000-51,000 DOE
Submission deadline: 
Friday, June 23, 2017