Staff Attorney, Homelessness Prevention Project


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/03/2018

Address

1309 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles
California
90021
United States

Description

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. Inner City Law Center is doubling in size and we are looking for extraordinary people to help end homelessness in Los Angeles. Over the next six months, we will add 40 talented lawyers, paralegals, and other staff to our team so that we can serve far more people.


Position Description: ICLC seeks a talented full-time Staff Attorney to help expand our homelessness prevention work by holistically addressing a broad range of issues that impact housing stability. A key component of the Staff Attorney position is robust eviction defense representation, including trial work. The Staff Attorney will also perform legal work in a wide-array of areas, including maximizing income through government benefits and increased employability; limited immigration assistance; record expungement; citation defense; credit improvement; debt reduction; and preserving and obtaining housing subsidies. The Staff Attorney will partner closely with traditional homeless services providers and will bring a whatever-it-takes approach to ending and preventing homelessness for our clients.

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail oriented. Excellent negotiation skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, client-centered manner. Understanding of the legal barriers confronting people experiencing homelessness and appreciation for the vital role social workers and other non-lawyers play in addressing their needs. At least two years experience in at least one of the following areas of poverty law is preferred: public benefits, consumer, fair housing, immigration, or reentry-related subjects such as record expungement. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required. Ability to speak, write and read Spanish is preferred.


Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. This position is funded for three years, with a possibility for extension based on future funding.


How to Apply: Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2018. However, we will accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, please email your cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume, and three references to Lisa Charles, Program Assistant at lcharles@innercitylaw.org

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2018. However, we will accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, please email your cover letter setting forth interest in the position, resume, and three references to Lisa Charles, Program Assistant at lcharles@innercitylaw.org


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