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Position: Tenants’ Rights Staff Attorney- Contra Costa County

Reports to: Tenants’ Rights Supervising Attorney

Bargaining Unit: Yes

FLSA: Exempt

Type: Full Time

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Our Tenants’ Rights Practice works to stop displacement and stabilize our communities through

eviction defense, drop-in legal clinics, affirmative litigation, administrative hearings before rent

boards, know-your-rights presentations and community outreach, and policy initiatives. We are

seeking staff attorneys to join our team in providing high quality legal services to low-income

tenants as we launch an eviction defense practice in Contra Costa County.

Primary responsibilities will include:

● Directly representing low-income tenants in unlawful detainer trials and appeals;

● Directly representing low-income tenants in administrative hearings;

● Supervising and/or providing consultations at clinics and workshops;

● Providing Know Your Rights presentations to community-based organizations; and

● Representing Centro Legal de la Raza and its clients at community events, stakeholder

meetings, City Council hearings, etc.

Qualifications

The applicant must profoundly share Centro Legal’s mission and vision of racial, economic and

social justice.

Qualifications include:

● J.D; admitted and in good standing with the California bar;

● Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or Vietnamese preferred, but not required;

● Knowledge and adherence to community lawyering principles;

● Strong leadership skills;

● Excellent writing, research, analytical, and verbal communication skills;

● Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties, tenants’ rights, and public interest law;

● Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff

members, and diverse community organizations;

● Demonstrated commitment to diversity within the office and a personal approach that

values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender

identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic

circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction;

● Familiarity in working with clients in crisis or who are trauma survivors;

● Commitment to and understanding of how intersectionality plays a role in client and

staff experiences; and

● Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively on projects with lawyers, other staff

members across organization, and diverse community organizations, stakeholders and

policymakers.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We provide a generous benefits

package, including life insurance, LTD, leave policies, vacation, and December holiday office

closure at full pay.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants

are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume,

and 3) a list of three professional references. Include “Tenants’ Rights Staff Attorney” in the

subject line. Please email application materials directly to jobs@centrolegal.org

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

About Centro Legal de la Raza

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro

Legal) is a comprehensive legal services and advocacy organization protecting and advancing the

rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities through bilingual representation,

education, and advocacy. We combine quality legal services with know-your-rights education,

affirmative litigation, and youth development, ensuring access to justice for thousands of

individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California.

For more information, visit our website: https://centrolegal.org/

Diversity Statement

Centro Legal’s mission includes advancing social, economic and racial

justice. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of equity, diversity

and inclusion within and ensuring a workplace where all staff can flourish and grow

professionally and well beyond. Our staff are the most important part of our ability to achieve

our mission. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge,

inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees

invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation,

sustainability and our organization’s success. Centro Legal is an equal employment opportunity

employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, pregnancy),

gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic

characteristics, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, marital status, family

responsibilities, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity (including transgender

status), gender expression, weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited

English proficiency where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, status as a victim of

domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, HIV/AIDs status, or any other basis prohibited by

law. Centro also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that an individual has any of the

characteristics of the protected classes listed above, and further prohibits discrimination against

an individual who is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those

characteristics.

Position: Tenants’ Rights Staff Attorney- Contra Costa County

Reports to: Tenants’ Rights Supervising Attorney

Bargaining Unit: Yes

FLSA: Exempt

Type: Full Time

Position Summary & Responsibilities

Our Tenants’ Rights Practice works to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Salary

Compensation Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Benefits

We provide a generous benefits package, including life insurance, LTD, leave policies, vacation, and December holiday office closure at full pay. 

We provide a generous benefits package, including life insurance, LTD, leave policies, vacation, and December holiday office closure at full pay. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
3400 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601, USA

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Instructions:

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants

are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume,

and 3) a list of three professional references. Include “Tenants’ Rights Staff Attorney” in the

subject line. Please email application materials directly to jobs@centrolegal.org 

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