Attorney – Eviction Defense Workgroup

Long Beach, CA
Full Time
03-15-2019
Practice Areas: NA
Description:
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.

Qualifications
  • 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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