Supervising Attorney - Lawyers Preventing and Ending Homelessness Project

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Job location
1309 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Inner City Law Center
Street address: 
1309 E 7th St
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90021
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people who are disabled, and homeless veterans.

Position Description: ICLC seeks a talented full-time Supervising Attorney to serve our clients who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness and people living with HIV. Working in partnership with homeless service providers, the Supervising Attorney will provide holistic legal services to tackle barriers to our clients becoming and staying housed.
In addition to participating in community outreach events, including legal clinics, and developing relationships with service providers, the Supervising Attorney will handle and supervise attorneys and paralegals with creative problem solving and litigation to address novel issues as well as the following routine items: landlord tenant issues such as eviction, harassment, illegal lockouts and citation; minor citations and tickets; criminal record expungement and clearing; securing professional licenses and resolving legal barriers impacting employment; reasonable accommodations issues (requests and appeals) for mental, physical and health related disabilities; immigration issues that directly impact housing, income, benefits, and employment eligibility; credit/debt issues that negatively impact income such as collection, garnishments, student loan debt, as well as fines and fees associated with citations/infractions/parking tickets.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values, and a willingness to provide holistic client-centered legal services with kindness and a trauma-informed approach in order to communicate and connect effectively with our clients. A minimum of six years of experience in public benefits law and/or housing law. Significant civil or administrative hearing experience, and some immigration experience and a strong familiarity with working with People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWH) is required. Ability to handle a large and varied caseload and assume responsibility quickly, both independently and as part of a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Comfort and readiness to participate in creative and aggressive civil litigation, including restraining orders and unlawful detainer trials. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Salary ranges from $91,000 - $107,000. Excellent benefits.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.

ICLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition. All qualified applicants with criminal histories shall be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

To keep our Staff and Clients safe, ICLC requires all Staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Requirements: 

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values, and a willingness to provide holistic client-centered legal services with kindness and a trauma-informed approach in order to communicate and connect effectively with our clients. A minimum of six years of experience in public benefits law and/or housing law. Significant civil or administrative hearing experience, and some immigration experience and a strong familiarity with working with People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWH) is required. Ability to handle a large and varied caseload and assume responsibility quickly, both independently and as part of a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Comfort and readiness to participate in creative and aggressive civil litigation, including restraining orders and unlawful detainer trials. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required.

To apply: 

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$91,000 - $107,000