Homelessness Prevention Staff Attorney

CLASSIFICATION: Union- Attorney I

SALARY: $60k +

DOQ DEPARTMENT: Legal

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Directing Attorney

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open

For more than 40 years Bet Tzedek has set the standard for innovation and excellence in poverty law. In that tradition, Bet Tzedek is seeking a junior attorney to help staff an exciting partnership to provide comprehensive, trauma informed, wrap-around legal services designed to remove barriers faced by Los Angeles County community members experiencing homelessness or who are at-risk of homelessness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provide intake and assessment for potential clients referred through partnership.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients on a wide variety of legal issues that may include eviction defense, housing, employment, public benefits, consumer, immigration law, and other issues impacting obtaining and maintaining housing, income, and employment.
  • Represent clients in various forums, including administrative law and superior court proceedings.
  • Co-counsel with pro bono volunteers to represent clients.
  • Collaborate with Development Staff to meet all relevant grant reporting requirements, including helping compile and interpret data and draft narratives.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Active member of California State Bar in good standing, or licensed in another state and eligible to practice under CRC Rule 9.45 (required)
  • Willingness to train and work with volunteer attorneys and students (required)
  • Spanish-language proficiency (preferred)
  • Minimum one-to-two years non-profit legal services experience (preferred)
  • Experience in landlord-tenant law, employment law, public benefits law, administrative law (preferred)
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Bet Tzedek’s mission of equal justice for all and Bet Tzedek’s core values of leadership, community-based advocacy, and innovation.

HOW TO APPLY

Email letter of interest, resume, and minimum salary requirement to resume@bettzedek.org. (Subject: “PREVENTING AND ENDING HOMELESSNESS PROJECT”)
Note: This position is part of a special program created using designated funds; there is no assurance of ongoing funding or employment beyond the period for which the funds are obtained. To best serve our communities Bet Tzedek seeks a diverse staff with cultural competency reflecting our client populations. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups to apply

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