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Senior Housing Attorney

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The Community Firm
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Denver, CO
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Published 8 days ago

COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project

Sr. Housing Attorney (Position Open Immediately)

Denver, CO

Overview:

About the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP)

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered unprecedented eviction risk for U.S. renters. Nationwide, more than 20M people may be at risk of eviction, with more than 300,000 at risk in Colorado alone. The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP) was formed in April 2020. Our mission is to Keep Coloradans Housed.  We do this by helping to prevent mass evictions and homelessness.  While the need escalated during the pandemic, we will provide these services well after the pandemic ends.

CED Law is part of this broader collection of organizations under the CEDP that are scaling a “continuum care” approach to eviction prevention that centers the legal and financial needs of housing-insecure families and uses a variety of tools to keep them housed. The project brings together housing lawyers, economists, data analysts, policy-experts, organizers, and technologists to provide three services:

  • Financial assistance for tenants at risk of eviction through ERA funds (Colorado Stability Fund
  • Legal aid for those needing additional legal aid on top of rental aid (through CED Law)
  • Data and research published in conjunction with the Bell Policy Center & the Aspen Institute
  • Advocacy and public policy services

Our focus in 2021 is on providing rental assistance and legal services to help at-risk individuals and families gain access to state and private rental assistance dollars. After proving the efficacy of this effort in two 2020 pilots, we are scaling the effort in 2021 targeting the distribution of several million dollars in rental assistance by the end of Q2 2021.

More about the Senior Housing Attorney

Our practice is seeking a senior housing attorney to help manage eviction defense and other housing-related cases, to litigate often, and train other housing attorneys. The attorney will be responsible for representing clients in court, maintaining accurate case files, working with our paralegals and staff to meet all court requirements for each case and serving as a reliable advocate for our growing list of clients. The successful candidate will have a client-focused attitude and experience as a practicing housing law attorney. The successful candidate will also have three to ten years of litigation experience and proven success managing complex cases, along with a desire to work in a collaborative environment centered on social justice and equity.

Position Responsibilities

  • Communicate with clients in a timely, respectful, and empathetic manner
  • Help determine appropriate cases and strategies to effect long-term change
  • Prepare all documents required to file cases
  • Work closely with staff to prepare a comprehensive brief on each case that goes to trial
  • Maintain a regular schedule of hearings, court appearances and conferences based on case requirements
  • Review case-related documents and determine the best course of action for each client in each case
  • Have excellent knowledge of Colorado housing law
  • Willingness to work independently on all aspects of your caseload as well as the ability to effectively partner with others, utilize a paralegal’s assistance, and collaborate with Tenant Intake Specialists

Position Requirements

  • JD required
  • Demonstrated passion for social and racial justice
  • License to practice law from the Colorado State Bar Association
  • 6+ years' experience in housing law and litigation
  • Professional attitude with a strong sense of discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite, CLIO, Google Suite desired

Equal Opportunity

The Community Firm is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Salary range $75,000 to $85,000 per year, based on experience 
  • Benefits include health, dental, generous paid vacation, short-term and long-term disability, and 401K

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COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project

Sr. Housing Attorney (Position Open Immediately)

Denver, CO

Overview:

About the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP)

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered unprecedented eviction risk for U.S. renters…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 1, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$75,000 - $85,000Salary can be negotiated based on experience.

Benefits

A competitive benefits package including generous holiday, vacation and medical/dental/vision insurance is available.

A competitive benefits package including generous holiday, vacation and medical/dental/vision insurance is available.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language skills are desired but not required.

Spanish language skills are desired but not required.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Associated Location
Denver, CO, USA

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