Contract Attorneys, Fair Housing

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Job location
22 North Front St., 11th Floor
Memphis,, TN 38103
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Street address: 
22 North Front St., 11th Floor
City: 
Memphis
State: 
Tennessee
ZIP: 
38103
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. is seeking four (4) contract attorneys for its Memphis Fair Housing Center (MFHC). MFHC is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency offering services including Mortgage Delinquency and Default/Loss Mitigation; Fair Lending; Keep My Tennessee Home—Principal Reduction with Recast Program or Lien Extinguishment; and Post-Purchase/Non-Delinquent Counseling. Contract attorneys will be responsible for providing foreclosure prevention counseling and legal services to owner-occupants of single family units with mortgage loans in default or in danger of default. Other duties include:
• Interviewing clients, including home visits when appropriate and giving legal advice
• Conducting legal research and preparing and drafting legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, appeals, case memos and referral memoranda
• Representing clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and other appropriate forums on legal matters related to foreclosure prevention, the rescission of a foreclosure sale, the reinstatement of mortgage loans, and disputes due to predatory lending practices
• Identifying systemic issues in areas that impact clients’ housing rights and strategies to address them
• Acting in accordance with the Code of Professional Responsibility
• Staying up-to-date on the state of the law and procedures within area(s) of practice

Requirements: 

Candidates must be experienced litigators with demonstrated commitment and passion for equal justice and legal assistance to low-income populations. Must have a license to practice law in Tennessee, admitted to federal practice, and a member of the Tennessee bar. Two to five years litigation experience in housing preferred.

To apply: 

Send a letter of interest, with resume, writing sample, and listing three professional references to [email protected].

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
DOE
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018