STAFF ATTORNEY – Eviction Defense Workgroup

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Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
1550 W. *th Street
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90019
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

The Organization: LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) consists of approximately 123 employees. LAFLA has an annual operating budget of more than $16 million and operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• Litigate eviction cases in various Courthouses such as Long Beach, Compton, Inglewood, and/or Santa Monica;
• Interview and counsel clients affected by housing problems;
• Participate in clinics and other community outreach projects;
• Work on policy issue relating to eviction and/or housing;
• Represent subsidized housing clients at administrative hearings and writs; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Active membership in the California State Bar;
• Prefer some trial experience;
• Some knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law, rent control and the eviction process preferred;
• Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income persons;
• Demonstrated ability to function professionally and effectively within a highly stressful environment;
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team;
• Ability to work effectively with government agencies, staff, volunteers, students, attorneys, and community members;
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills; and
• Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate.

To apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume online to [email protected]. Include “Attorney – Eviction Defense” in the subject line.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.
Salary range: 
$56,000-$69,374.18/ DOE with excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 11, 2018