Under the direction of the Program Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Project (“ALLIP”), the Staff Attorney – Homelessness Prevention is responsible for coordinating and providing assistance in homelessness prevention including eviction defense and housing issues. The Staff Attorney meets with and advises clients of legal rights and issues, conduct legal research and writing, provide community education, and represent client in eviction process.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Handle a high volume of a variety of homelessness prevention issues including housing, housing discrimination, landlord-tenant
- disputes, eviction defense including representation in depositions, settlement negotiations, court hearings and trials in Orange and Los
- Angeles Counties, and other related housing law matters.
- Counsel and advise clients of legal rights and options, draft legal pleadings and conduct legal research and writing.
- Coordinate client services with legal interns, legal assistant/advocate, and partner service organization.
- Conduct community legal clinics/workshops; train volunteers and pro-bono attorneys to serve clients and communities.
- Coordinate and conduct community education and outreach; develop and revise community education materials including training manual
- and brochures.
- Work with ALLIP Director to meet funding and reporting requirements.
- Participate in the development and implementation of annual practice work plan.
- Attend trainings on substantive legal areas.
- All other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Work Experience
- Juris Doctorate and an active member in good standing with the California State Bar.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of laws, civil procedure, government regulations, and court procedures related to housing issues.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants.
- Ability to work independently, under general supervision.
- Access to reliable transportation.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Advancing Justice complies with all governmental stay-at-home orders. Therefore, while working from home during the pandemic, you will be provided with the tools and equipment needed to work remotely as well as per-pay-period stipend for your personal Internet access.
There are no supervisory duties required of this position.
Minimum one year of related housing law experience; 3 years preferred.
Bilingual ability in Hindi, Korean, Mandarin or Vietnamese preferred.