Housing Attorney

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

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
 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 eligible for reciprocity. Minimum three years litigation experience preferred.
 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: 

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Benefits package includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; law school loan repayment; and retirement plan.

If interested, please send resume to Lee Richardson, Executive Director, at [email protected].

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Salary $42,000 to $75,000 DOE.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, February 16, 2018
Expiration date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018