Bilingual Housing Attorney

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Job location
1735 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

We are seeking a Housing Attorney to join our dynamic Housing Law practice group, which focuses on the preservation of fair and affordable housing, and represent clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness —one of the most critical issues facing low-income families in Alameda County. Both positions are based in our downtown Oakland office, which serves low-income individuals across Alameda County. The Housing Attorneys will:

• Provide advice and counsel, brief service and representation to clients on the phone and in person;
• Represent low-income tenants in eviction proceedings at various stages, including in Superior Court;
• Represent tenants in Housing Authority administrative proceedings;
• Conduct community outreach, trainings, and provide pro per assistance to tenant at self-help and community sites county-wide;
• Work in collaboration with other community and behavioral health care services organizations to provide integrated services to clients; and
• Address systemic issues in areas that uniquely affect our clients’ housing rights through use of impact litigation and policy work.


• Membership in good standing of the California State Bar
• Bilingual ability in Spanish, Vietnamese or Cantonese required
• Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision
• Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills, with ability to be detail-oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team
• Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done
• Excellent verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to convey critical legal advice in a concise and comprehensible manner
• Cultural competency in working with low‐income clients from diverse backgrounds, including clients with physical and mental disabilities, LEP clients, and LGBT clients;

To apply: 

Bay Area Legal Aid thrives on our diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, diversity statement (see for details) and list of references to: Human Resources Department, e-mail to [email protected]. Be sure to refer to the posting “Bilingual Housing Attorney—Alameda County” in the title of your email.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017