Aug 26, 2019

Senior Staff Attorney - Lawyers Ending and Preventing Homelessness

  • Immigrant Defenders Law Center
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Legal Immigration Support and Advocacy Services Legal Aid and Advocacy

Job Description

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people who are disabled or homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans. Over the next six months, we will add about a dozen talented and diverse lawyers, paralegals, and other staff to our team so that we can serve more clients.         

 

Position Description: ICLC seeks a talented full-time Senior Staff Attorney to help expand our work by advocating for clients who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness. The Senior Staff Attorney will work in partnership with social workers, case managers, and other homeless service providers to provide holistic services to address issues that are barriers to clients becoming and staying housed. This is an innovative project intended to leverage resources across the homeless services system to produce maximum impact for clients.

 

The Senior Staff Attorney will be expected to mentor and train other attorneys in the Project, develop new strategies to improve services for the clients, and take an active role in conducting outreach to the community, in addition to providing quality legal assistance to clients. The Project assists clients on a wide-array of issues, including landlord-tenant; citation defense; government benefits; limited immigration assistance; record expungement; credit improvement; debt reduction. Significant time may be spent participating in community legal clinics, community outreach events and/or developing partnerships with other homeless service providers.

 

Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Understanding of the legal barriers confronting people experiencing homelessness and the potential challenges involved in serving this population. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and work independently and as part of a team. Ability to interact with a wide range of clients in a kind, appropriate, client-centered manner. Applicants should have at least 6 years of experience practicing law, and at least two years in one or more of the legal areas set forth in the position description. Attorneys with experience in landlord-tenant law are especially encouraged to apply. Membership in the California Bar is required.

 

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.                                                             

 

How To Apply

Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter detailing interest in the position to Anna Carrillo, HR Coordinator at careers@innercitylaw.org.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Manager, Officer

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