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AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area


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Published 23 days ago

March 1, 2020
February 29, 2020
$70,000 - $70,000

STAFF ATTORNEY, Housing Advocacy and Eviction Defense, AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)

ALRP seeks a Staff Attorney to join our growing HIV/AIDS Housing Advocacy Project. The Staff Attorney will provide direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS in a variety of legal issues related to housing, with a primary focus on eviction defense litigation. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of San Francisco’s groundbreaking “right-to-counsel” initiative, which guarantees that every tenant facing eviction has access to full-scope legal representation. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual interested in working in a cooperative, flexible office, committed to social justice. Excellent benefits, generous vacation, and competitive non-profit salary. People of color, women, those with Spanish language skills, and those with disabilities, including HIV, encouraged to apply. Position open until filled.

General Purpose:

To provide counseling and direct, full-scope legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in matters related to housing.

 

Responsibilities include

·        Conducting client intake interviews, giving information and advice, and making appropriate referrals.

·        Engaging in all stages of unlawful detainer litigation, including: preparing first responses, investigation and discovery, motion work, stipulation compliance, litigation strategy, and full-scope representation at trial.

·        Negotiating settlement agreements in unlawful detainer cases, with an emphasis on assisting clients in maintaining their housing.

·        Assisting clients with administrative hearings at the San Francisco Rent Board and other agencies.

·        Advocating on behalf of clients to secure reasonable accommodations, enforce habitability standards, challenge illegal rent increases, and support basic tenancy rights.

·        Maintaining accurate computerized client files and preparing reports.

·        Conducting community presentations and trainings on legal issues relevant to ALRP’s client population, and attending community events to increase organization visibility.

·        Assisting in developing culturally sensitive trainings and materials for Panel attorneys.

·        Identifying and establishing ties with other agencies that serve people with HIV/AIDS.

·        General office duties, Panel attorney relations, recruitment of attorneys, law clerks and volunteers, and volunteer training and supervision.        

 

Qualifications

·        Active membership in the State Bar of California.

·        Experience working with low-income individuals, people with mental health disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, people of color, substance users, people with a history of homelessness or incarceration, and people in the LGBT community. 

·        Ability to work collaboratively as part of team.

·        Experience in litigation, negotiation, and mediation.

·        Strong public speaking and writing skills.

·        Strong organizational skills and ability to work well under tight deadlines.

·        Bilingual Spanish a plus.

 

Please submit resume and cover letter to bill@alrp.org or to:

Bill Hirsh

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

1663 Mission St., Suite 500

San Francisco, CA 94103

STAFF ATTORNEY, Housing Advocacy and Eviction Defense, AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)

ALRP seeks a Staff Attorney to join our growing HIV/AIDS Housing Advocacy Project. The Staff Attorney will provide direct services to people living with…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Healthcare, vision, dental, 403b plan, generous vacation

Healthcare, vision, dental, 403b plan, generous vacation

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to bill@alrp.org or to:

Bill Hirsh

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

1663 Mission St., Suite 500

Please submit resume and cover letter to bill@alrp.org or to:

Bill Hirsh

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

1663 Mission St., Suite 500

Location

1663 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103

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