PREVENTING AND ENDING HOMELESSNESS (PEHP), STAFF ATTORNEY

 

CLASSIFICATION:   Union- Attorney I SALARY: $60K+DOQ
DEPARTMENT:  Housing FLSA STATUS:  Exempt
REPORTS TO:  Directing Attorney APPLICATION DEADLINE:  September 15th

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.  This position includes work from home flexibility.

 

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);
  • Minimum one-to-three years’ experience practicing law (required);
  • Spanish-language proficiency (strongly preferred);
  • Minimum one-to-two years non-profit legal services experience (preferred);
  • Experience in landlord-tenant law, employment law, public benefits law, administrative law, litigation (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;
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in performance of job duties.

 

How To Apply 

  • Email letter of interest, resume, and minimum salary requirement to bettzedek.61.329@applynow.io. (Subject: “PEHP – Staff Attorney”)

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.

Staff Attorney, Preventing and Ending Homelessness
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