Bilingual Staff Attorney

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Job location
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 1040
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA)
City: 
Oakland
State: 
California
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Organization Information: Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, Oakland, CA. Position Description: Full Time Staff Attorney– Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA). HERA seeks a full-time bilingual attorney to work with us in helping low income homeowners facing the possibility of loss of their homes in Alameda County, California.

In collaboration with HERA’s experienced attorneys, the Staff Attorney will provide legal services to low and moderate income homeowners on a wide range of issues threatening homeownership, including: mortgage foreclosure, predatory mortgage lending and servicing, home improvement scams, and property tax and code enforcement liens. Duties include interviewing and conducting intake, document collection and analysis, advising homeowners on their legal rights, negotiating with mortgage lenders and other creditors to preserve homeownership, assisting with administrative claims, and litigating claims in state and federal court.

Requirements: 

This position requires strong oral and written communication skills, as well as negotiation skills and attention to detail. Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences are preferred. Must be bilingual or have substantial proficiency in either Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, or Korean in addition to English.
CA Bar admittance or CA bar pending required. Previous exposure to the subject area of mortgage lending practices, home retention for homeowners and other relevant experience is desirable but not necessary.

To apply: 

Please send a resume, list of three (3) references with addresses and telephone numbers and legal writing sample to Maeve Elise Brown, Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, P.O. Box 29435, Oakland, CA 94604 or, preferably, via email to [email protected].

Notes: 
HERA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, Vietnam era Veteran’s status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.. HERA strongly encourages women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, older persons, persons with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply.
Salary range: 
Commensure with experience, highly competitive with other legal services non-profits, with good benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Expiration date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018