Stay Housed LA Pro Bono Coordinator And Clinic Attorney - Eviction Defense Centre
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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, US
7 February 2024
The Eviction Defense Center Clinic Attorney Position has been created to address the staggering need to educate, inform and empower tenants around housing and unlawful detainer laws throughout Los Angeles. Working with the EDC team, the clinic attorney will oversee our clinic/workshop events remotely and in person in our local communities. The clinic attorney will also be responsible for creating opportunities and recruiting students, pro bono attorneys, and community volunteers at these events. The clinic attorney will also co-counsel with pro bono attorneys on the direct representation of unlawful detainer cases in order to expand attorney representation in tenant unlawful detainer cases.
LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Clinic Attorney.
- Coordinate and oversee eviction defense related clinics staffed by volunteers, tenant organizers, and LAFLA staff;
- Oversee and provide substantive legal support to volunteer attorneys who take on full scope housing cases in Los Angeles County;
- Help implement internal systems related to clinic procedure, volunteer supervision, case tracking, and reporting;
- Screen, interview and provide advice to clients affected by housing problems at clinics;
- Work with staff to develop, coordinate, and support in-person and online pro bono substantive legal trainings with LAFLA staff and broader legal community;
- Conduct presentations and trainings on eviction defense at law schools, law firms and community forums;
- Help develop substantive legal guides and resources for trainings and projects; and
- Other duties as assigned.
The Successful Candidate
- Licensed by the California State Bar with a minimum of two years’ experience in legal services;
- Knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law, and the eviction process preferred;
- Litigation experience preferred;
- Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of low-income persons;
- Demonstrated ability to function professionally and effectively within a highly stressful environment;
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team while also able to work independently and exercise resourcefulness in preparation and execution of projects and tasks;
- Ability to work effectively with government agencies, staff, volunteers, students, attorneys, and community members;
- Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully; maintain positive relations with diverse populations and with stakeholders;
- Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail, show initiative, and manage time effectively;
- Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data for project planning and reporting;
- Additional language ability, preferred;
- Excellent writing and public speaking skills;
- Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening/weekend meetings & events as needed and workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate;
- Willingness and ability to travel offsite.