The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Attorney. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.
Active membership in the California State Bar;
Knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law, and the eviction process preferred;
Litigation and policy 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;
Ability to work effectively with government agencies, staff, volunteers, students, attorneys, and community members;
Excellent writing and public speaking skills; and
Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate.
Examples of Duties
Litigate eviction cases in various Courthouses such as Long Beach, Compton, Inglewood, and/or Santa Monica;
Interview and counsel clients affected by housing problems;
Participate in clinics and other community outreach projects;
Work on policy issue relating to eviction and/or housing;
Represent subsidized housing clients at administrative hearings and writs; and
Other duties as assigned.
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