474 Valencia Street
Position: Staff Attorney
Salary: $42,586.93 - $49,586.93 depending on experience; benefits include health, dental and life.
Deadline: Until Filled
La Raza Centro Legal is currently accepting applications for a staff attorney position.
Organizational Mission & Background: Founded in 1973, La Raza Centro Legal is a multicultural public interest law and social justice center based in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our mission is to create a more just and inclusive society in the interests of the Latino, indigenous, immigrant and low-income people of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. Through our programs in legal services and community empowerment, we seek to enable people to know and exercise their own legal rights, confront injustice, increase self-sufficiency, and advocate for themselves.
Qualifications: Strong commitment to social justice; strong verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish desired; supervisory experience; program development experience; ability to advocate on behalf of immigrants in the media, community forums, and other venues; good public speaking skills; ability to engage in strategic planning regarding the direction of legal services work; admission to the California Bar.
Responsibilities: The primary objective of the staff attorney is to provide legal services in eviction defense. The staff attorney will provide legal advice, attend mandatory settlement conferences and defend unlawful detainer and other actions in court.
The position will require the attorney to manage an individual caseload and coordinate the Housing Law program, maintain regular clinic hours (1-2x/month), recruitment and supervision of a paralegal, intern(s) and volunteers to assist in meeting goals of the position as well as enhance the resources available to the community. The staff attorney will assist with fund development and ensure funding obligations including reporting requirements.
People of color, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, low income, and immigrant candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Group health and medical insurance coverage for employee and eligible dependents
Dental insurance coverage
Term Life insurance coverage
2% 401K Retirement Plan Matching
Level of Language Proficiency
Preferably fluent in English and Spanish.
Minimum Education Required