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Staff Attorney Eviction Defense

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Tipo de Emprego
Tempo Integral
Data de Início
21 de maio de 2024
Educação
Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Nível de Experiência
Recém formado
Salário
USD $82.000 - $98.000 / ano

Descrição

STAFF ATTORNEY (EVICTION DEFENSE)

Job Announcement


Join the housing preservation/eviction defense team at Legal Assistance the Elderly (LAE)!  We provide a vital service, aggressively representing tenants who are seniors or have disabilities and are threatened with losing their homes.  Sixty percent of LAE’s clients face housing threats including evictions, terminations of subsidies, unlawful rent increases, denials of necessary modifications, extra-judicial evictions and harassment. LAE is part of San Francisco’s Tenant Right to Counsel collaboration, providing free, full-scope representation to tenants facing Unlawful Detainer actions. This collaboration comprises the largest part of our housing work. You will work with a very experienced team representing clients throughout their case, beginning with pre-trial motions, through discovery and at trial.


AGENCY DESCRIPTION

For over 40 years, LAE has provided free legal advice and representation to San Francisco’s seniors and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to protect and advance the right of San Francisco’s seniors and adults with disabilities to be housed, healthy, financially stable, and safe. Our primary practice areas are Eviction Defense/Housing Preservation, Income Support, Health Law, Financial and Physical Elder Abuse Prevention, Debt Collection Defense, Foreclosure Prevention, End of Life Planning and Conservatorship Defense. LAE is a friendly and collaborative work environment.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Member State Bar of California

• Strong written, verbal and interviewing skills

• Patient, flexible and kind

• Works well in a team


EXTREMELY DESIRABLE

• Bilingual in English and Spanish, Cantonese and/or Mandarin


HIGHLY DESIRABLE

• Knowledge of landlord-tenant law

• Knowledge of legal issues related to poverty and/or aging

• Litigation experience

• Experience working with elderly, disabled, or homeless individuals or those experiencing a crisis

• Experience working in a non-profit legal service organization or other non-profit


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide legal advice and full scope representation in court to tenants facing eviction

• Conduct intake interviews with new clients, including home and hospital visits, when necessary

• Maintain accurate computerized client files and other documentation and provide project statistics to other staff as requested

• Provide in-office “backup” on a rotating basis, responding to client emergencies and agency inquiries


SUPERVISED BY

Managing Housing Attorney


WORKING CONDITIONS

The position requires working with individuals during moments of extreme stress and instability. The position also requires the provision of culturally-sensitive and empathetic services. Some evening and weekend work may be required.


UNION MEMBERSHIP

After successful completion of a probationary period (90 days), membership in the National Organization of Legal Services Workers becomes a condition of employment.


COMPENSATION

We offer a family-friendly environment and compensation based on competitive public interest salaries along with a generous benefits package. The estimated annual salary range starts at $82,000- $98,000 (placement in the range determined by union scale primarily based on years of related experience). LAE’s benefits package includes 100% employer-covered medical, dental, and life insurance for employees and dependent children and up to 75% for spouses; LAE student debt reimbursement program; employer-paid CA Bar license and/or social work license fees; and 403(b) retirement plan with annual LAE contribution. LAE has a generous paid leave policy which includes sick leave, parental leave, compensation time, 19 holidays each year, and vacation (starting at 15 days and increasing with additional years of employment). 


TO APPLY AT: https://laesf.bamboohr.com/careers/28?source=aWQ9Mjg%3D

If you have a problem with our BambooHR link, please follow the instructions below.

E-MAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: hiring@laesf.org

Attention Hiring Committee

Subject line: STAFF ATTORNEY EVICTION DEFENSE


If you find that you meet many of the qualifications in the job description, we encourage you to apply and explain in your cover letter why your experience would make you a good fit for the position. We recognize that organizations may miss out on strong applicants who screen themselves out of the process because they do not meet every qualification and that disproportionately impacts people from historically marginalized backgrounds. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team and a welcoming, inclusive and culturally diverse staff allows us to best serve our community. We look forward to your application.


LAE seeks to fill all positions with people who share our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity. We encourage all interested individuals to apply—especially people of color; women; people from low-income backgrounds; people with disabilities; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary; or anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category. We believe that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and are committed to not discriminating on any basis prohibited by applicable law.


APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL 

STAFF ATTORNEY (EVICTION DEFENSE)

Job Announcement


Join the housing preservation/eviction defense team at Legal Assistance the Elderly (LAE)!  We provide a vital service, aggressively representing tenants who are seniors or have…

Benefícios

We offer the following Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision are free to you ( all legal dependants under 18 are fully covered).
  • Educational Reimbursement Plan for any staff with student loans.
  • 403b Reimbursement plan
  • Two weeks of vacation the first year, including one week between December 24th and January 1st.
  • Yearly wellness grant.
  • Flexible Saving Account (Transportation, Dependent Care, Health Care, and Parking) & Health Reimbursement Account.
  • And much more!

We offer the following Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision are free to you ( all legal dependants under 18 are fully covered).
  • Educational Reimbursement Plan for any staff with…

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

There's a language stipend for anyone who speaks fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and etc.

There's a language stipend for anyone who speaks fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and etc.

Localização

Presencial
1663 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

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