STAFF ATTORNEY – Eviction Defense Work Group

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Job location
1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90019
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

• Litigate eviction cases and more complex housing cases;
• Interview and counsel clients affected by housing problems;
• Participate in clinics and other community outreach projects;
• Be part of a team of eviction attorneys working on a state-wide pilot project;
• Represent subsidized housing clients at administrative hearings and writs; and
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

• 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 resume to Diane Talamantez, Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 1102 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019; [email protected]; (323)801-7945 via fax

Notes: 
Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.
Salary range: 
$50,731 - $53,521/ DOE with excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2016