Nonprofit

Part-Time Clinic Attorney – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup [25 hours]

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Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
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Published 26 days ago

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Job Type
Full Time
Compensation
USD $40 - $58 / hour
DOE, with excellent benefits

Description

POSITION: Part-Time Clinic Attorney – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup [25 hours]

LOCATION: TBD*

SALARY: $40.80/hr – 58.020/hr / DOE, with excellent benefits

AVAILABILITY: Immediately

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled.


Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!


The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Celebrating 95 years of service to Los Angeles communities, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 200 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.


The Project: Stay Housed LA. brings much-needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities and is the first step towards a “Right to Counsel” for tenant eviction defense. LAFLA’s Eviction Defense Center, which supports Stay Housed LA, will work in collaboration with other internal and external eviction defense projects as well as a multi-organizational coalition.


LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Clinic Attorney.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Active membership in the California State Bar;

• Knowledge of landlord-tenant, housing law, and the eviction process preferred;

• Litigation and clinic 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 clinics and workshops.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

• Run several regular and ad-hoc clinics each month;

• Coordinate with EDC and pro bono staff;

• Interview and counsel clients affected by housing problems;

• Participate in clinics and other community outreach projects; and

• Other duties as assigned.

• Contribute to the organization’s DEI plan and goals (via surveys, interviews, etc), supporting all DEI initiatives and helping to promote inclusion in a thoughtful way;

• To view LAFLA’s Commitment to DEI, please go to https://lafla.org/who-we-are/diversity-equity-inclusion-justice-at-lafla/


HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to edcjobs@lafla.org. Include “Part-Time Clinic Attorney - EDC” in the subject line.


INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A one year introductory period will be required.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

The organization is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact humanresources@lafla.org.


BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION – LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. Please visit https://lafla.org/get-involved/careers/ for our salary scale for union, non-management staff.

POSITION: Part-Time Clinic Attorney – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup [25 hours]

LOCATION: TBD*

SALARY: $40.80/hr – 58.020/hr / DOE, with excellent benefits

AVAILABILITY: Immediately

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled.


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LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. Please visit https://lafla.org/get-involved/careers/ for our salary scale for union, non-management staff.

LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time…

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Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA
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HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to edcjobs@lafla.org. Include “Part-Time Clinic Attorney - EDC” in the subject line.

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