STAFF ATTORNEY – TENANT DEFENSE & HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION 

CLASSIFICATION: Attorney I or II (Union)  SALARY: $60,000- $89,740.04(DOQ/DOE)
DEPARTMENT: Legal (PEHP)  FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Directing Attorney  APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until filled 

For nearly 50 years, Bet Tzedek has set the standard for innovation and excellence in poverty law. In that tradition, Bet  Tzedek is seeking a determined, organized, and zealous attorney to work in our Preventing and Ending Homelessness  Project (“PEHP”) providing legal services to residents of West Los Angeles County. This position will primarily focus on  eviction prevention and defense work. Casework may include cases in other practice areas as well. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

  • Represent clients in and litigate landlord-tenant cases, including: interviewing clients; drafting responsive court forms, pleadings, motions, briefs, and correspondence;, engage in discovery  practice;, and regularly represent clients in settlement negotiations, hearings, and trials heard in  the Los Angeles Superior Court. 
  • If needed, represent clients in non-landlord-tenant cases by providing informal advocacy, representing  clients in Los Angeles Superior Court matters, and, in some instances, representing clients in  administrative proceedings.  
  • Provide know your rights trainings on issues related to housing (virtually and to the extent appropriate  and permissible in-person); 
  • Co-counsel with pro bono volunteers to represent clients; and 
  • 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 (required); 
  • Ease with oral and written communication in both English and Spanish (preferred)  
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-volume environment (required); 
  • Minimum one-to-two years non-profit legal services experience (preferred); 
  • Minimum two-to-four years superior court-level hearing and/or trial experience (preferred); Experience in landlord-tenant law, litigation, and 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 (required); and Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in performance of job duties  (required).  

HOW TO APPLY 

  • Email letter of interest, resume, and minimum salary requirement to  

bettzedek.01.F27@applynow.io 

Note: All positions are subject to funding; ongoing funding or employment cannot be assured. 

To best serve our communities, Bet Tzedek seeks 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- Tenant Defense & Homelessness Prevention
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