Staff Attorney
Job Details
OC Office - Anaheim, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$60,736.00 - $86,532.00 Salary/year
Negligible
Day

SALARY IS NEGOTIABLE  

ELIGIBLE FOR SIGNING BONUS ! ! 

We are looking for an experienced Staff Attorney to join our Home Preservation (HP) team in Orange County.

WHO WE ARE

We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services, and education and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

The Home Preservation ("HP") program provides assistance in homelessness prevention including eviction defense assistance, landlord-tenant disputes, lease disputes, habitability, security deposit, tenant rights, housing and discrimination issues. HP also provides community education that expands access to housing rights justice for low-income, limited-English speaking immigrants through materials and seminars/webinars to educate community with up up-to-date laws on tenant rights and eviction. HP hosts monthly clinics in conjunction with local bar associations to address many of these issues. 

WHAT WE BRING

  • The special opportunity to join a mission driven team
  • Flexible, hybrid work schedules
  • Rich medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement options through 403B and match
  • Referral and Signing bonuses

WHO YOU ARE

You share our mission of advocacy for Asian Pacific Americans. You enjoy the thrill of serving the public interest while championing civil rights and social justice. You take pride in your work enriching lives and communities in Los Angeles and across the country. You are looking for your next role in an organization that supports your career as much as you support the organization and its goals. You are looking for a job where you make a difference, and your impact is directly proportional to your contribution. You are a game changer. You are a leader. You are an advocate.

WHAT YOU BRING

  • J.D. and must be an active member in good standing with the California State Bar within 7 months of hire date
  • Minimum of one (1) year of related housing law experience; 3 years preferred
  • Bilingual or biliterate in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

ABOUT THE ROLE

Under the direction of the Program Director of Home Preservation, the Staff Attorney is responsible for coordinating and aiding in home preservation including eviction defense and housing issues. The Staff Attorney meets with and advises clients of legal rights and issues, conducts legal research and writing, provides community education, and represents client in eviction process. Substantive work is also done in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Director of Asian Language Legal Intake Program (ALLIP). The pay range is between $60,736 to $86,532.  This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Your day-to-day typically includes:

70% Client Support

  • Handle a high volume of a variety of home preservation issues including housing, housing discrimination, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction defense including representation in depositions, settlement negotiations, court hearings and trials in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and other related housing law matters
  • Counsel and advise clients of legal rights and options, draft legal pleadings and conduct legal research and writing
  • Conduct community legal clinics/workshops; train volunteers and pro-bono attorneys to serve clients and communities

20% Community Education

  • Coordinate client services with legal interns, legal assistant/advocate, and partner service organization
  • Coordinate and conduct community education and outreach; develop and revise community education materials including training manual and brochures

10% Maintain Community Relations 

  • Participate in the development and implementation of annual practice work plan
  • Work with ALLIP Director to meet funding and reporting requirements
  • Attend trainings on substantive legal areas
  • All other duties as assigned

To apply for this role, please visit our website - https://advancingjustice-la.org/careers/ 

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