Housing Attorney

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Job location
1800 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bay Area Legal Aid
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Bay Area Legal Aid is currently looking for an experienced housing attorney to work primarily on behalf of tenants living in public or federally subsidized housing. This position will be based in our San Francisco Office. The position will involve the following duties:

• Representing low-income tenants at all stages of the unlawful detainer process, including trial
• Providing administrative advocacy before the San Francisco Housing Authority and other agencies
• Advocating for tenants on issues of fair housing, substandard conditions and VAWA
• Identifying systemic problems that uniquely affect our clients’ housing rights and addressing these challenges through affirmative litigation and policy work
• Conducting community outreach and training
• Working in collaboration with the local and national tenant advocacy community.


• At least two years relevant litigation (substantial motions practice, discovery, negotiations, and trials) and advocacy experience with an emphasis on federally subsidized housing;
• California State Bar membership;
• Excellent oral advocacy, legal research, and writing skills;
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a high-volume case load, multitask, and work effectively on short deadlines;
• Experience providing supervision to law interns and pro bono attorneys;
• Ability to take initiative and to work independently and as a part of a team;
• Cultural competence and experience working with low‐income clients from diverse communities;
• Preference for candidates familiar with San Francisco specific laws, challenges, and resources, such as local rent and eviction control protections, the local tenant advocacy community and San Francisco Housing Court.
• Bilingual ability in Spanish or Cantonese preferred.

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 BayLegal.org/employment for details) and list of references to: Human Resources Department, e-mail to [email protected]. Please reference Experienced Housing Attorney/San Francisco in your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Expiration date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017