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Eviction Defense Managing Attorney

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Housing Rights Center
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Los Angeles, CA
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The Housing Rights Center (HRC) is seeking a Managing Attorney to oversee our Los Angeles County Eviction Defense Program. Housing Rights Center (HRC) is part of the Right to Counsel Coalition which is comprised of dozens of legal services and community-based organizations. Through the Eviction Defense Program, legal service providers offer full-scope representation services in unlawful detainer (eviction) cases to low-income renters throughout Los Angeles County. We also provide limited scope legal assistance for renters such as counsel and advice, letters to the landlord, and other assistance needed prior to an eviction filing. The Managing Attorney will supervise legal work and full-scope eviction cases for tenants facing eviction proceedings in Pasadena and West Covina Courthouses. The Managing Attorney will manage up to four Staff Attorneys and other support staff.

 

Background:

HRC’s mission is to actively support and promote fair housing through education and advocacy, to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income, or other characteristics protected by law.

 

Summary of Qualifications:

 

Qualifications:

·        Active membership in the California State Bar;

·        Minimum 2 years’ experience in the practice of law, including broad experience in lawyering skills, including client interviewing, legal research, writing, drafting, negotiation, law and motion and discovery techniques, and trial and appellate work;

·        Demonstrated knowledge and experience in housing and eviction defense law;

·        Demonstrated ability to handle extensive eviction defense cases;

·        Knowledge of basic principles of administration and supervision;

·        Previous experience in legal services programs preferred;

·        Previous experience in managing legal services programs preferred but not required;

·        Previous experience working with tenant organizing community-based organizations;

·        Ability to work with staff cooperatively and effectively at all levels of HRC.

Examples of Duties:

·        Supervise attorneys, support staff, and volunteers; coordinate intake, litigation, outreach and education, and administrative representation efforts of legal staff; evaluate performance of legal staff; 

·        Work with other legal service providers on the Los Angeles County Eviction Defense Program to provide services at the Pasadena and West Covina Courthouses;

·        Carry a small and focused caseload of eviction defense cases as may be necessary;

·        Work on the larger Right to Counsel Coalition campaign;

·        Supervise the maintenance of proper case files and time records;

·        Cooperate with other HRC Managing Attorneys and the Deputy Director to meet the organization’s overall goals;

·        Conduct case review meetings with staff to ensure that legal services provided are consistent with HRC’s priorities, policies and procedures, and that they maximize office resources to provide the highest quality client services;

·        Assist in the training, mentoring, and supervision of attorneys, support staff, volunteers, and legal interns.

·        Be part of a team that works on fair housing (discrimination) complaints throughout Southern California;

·        Maintain and submit monthly reports on outcomes of cases and demographics of clients and other necessary information;

·        Maintaining and developing relationships with community stakeholders.

 

 Benefits:                            

Competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance. A 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution of 4.5% is available after one year of employment.

 

Application:

     Email a resume and cover letter/letter of interest as soon as possible to: Laurel Steven, Office Manager, Housing Rights Center, 3255 Wilshire Bd., Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010; lsteven@housingrightscenter.org

 

The Housing Rights Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Housing Rights Center (HRC) is seeking a Managing Attorney to oversee our Los Angeles County Eviction Defense Program. Housing Rights Center (HRC) is part of the Right to Counsel Coalition which is comprised of dozens of legal services and…

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Competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance. A 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution of 4.5% is available after one year of employment.

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Competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance. A 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution of 4.5% is available after one year of employment.


Competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance. A 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution of 4.5% is available after…

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3255 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010, United States
Suite 1150

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Email a resume and cover letter/letter of interest as soon as possible to: Laurel Steven, Office Manager, Housing Rights Center, 3255 Wilshire Bd., Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010; lsteven@housingrightscenter.org


Email a resume and cover letter/letter of interest as soon as possible to: Laurel Steven, Office Manager, Housing Rights Center, 3255 Wilshire Bd., Suite 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010…

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