Position title
SUPERVISING ATTORNEY - EVICTION DEFENSE
Description

Join the eviction defense team at Legal Assistance the Elderly!  We provide a vital service, aggressively representing senior and disabled tenants in court who are threatened with losing their homes.

The work is intense, fast-paced, and demanding, but very rewarding.  Our team represents clients throughout their case, beginning with pre-trial motions, through discovery, and at trial.  We are looking for a dedicated and experienced housing attorney to manage this team and serve as a mentor to newer attorneys who join LAE. This position will also support a community based legal clinic in the Excelsior District of San Francisco. The clinic is an innovative collaboration between community-based organizations and legal service providers.

Responsibilities
  • Supervise LAE’s Eviction Defense Department; manage and train staff attorneys, social worker, and housing paralegal
  • Review new eviction cases and assign to staff attorneys as needed, facilitate eviction defense case review
  • Review program policies and procedures and make changes as needed to promote an organized, collegial, and collaborative working environment for staff and clients
  • Recruit, supervise and train law student interns and volunteer attorneys
  • Maintain accurate computerized client files and other documentation and provide project statistics to other staff as requested
  • Prepare funding reports and track program grant deliverables
  • Collaborate with other LAE practice groups to ensure that clients’ legal issues are addressed holistically
  • Provide trainings to service providers in order to improve their clients’ access to legal services
  • 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
Qualifications
  • Member State Bar of California
  • 5+ years working as a housing attorney
  • Trial experience
  • Strong written, verbal and interviewing skills
  • Patient & flexible

Highly Desirable 

  • Experience Supervising
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Cantonese, or Mandarin, or Tagalog
  • Knowledge of legal issues related to poverty and/or aging
  • Experience working with elderly, disabled or homeless individuals or those experiencing a crisis
  • Experience working in a legal services organization, or other non-profit
Job Benefits
  • Salary based on experience
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits

 

Contacts

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

Attention Hiring Committee

Subject line: Supervising Attorney Application

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

Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
1663 Mission Street, Suite 225, 94103, San Francisco, California
Date posted
September 1, 2020
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