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Attorney – Homelessness Prevention

Reports to: Executive Director

Job purpose

Legal Aid of Marin seeks an enthusiastic attorney to join our housing team in fighting for tenants’ rights and preventing homelessness through community outreach, education, and litigation. If you want to work in an environment where people are dedicated to helping those most in need in our communities this could be the right fit for you. Your ability to multi-task, plus your superb organizational skills will ensure you are able to fit in with this team.

Legal Aid of Marin’s mission is to create an equitable Marin by empowering the community through legal representation, advocacy, and education. We envision an inclusive Marin with equal justice and opportunity for all.

Brief Description of position: We seek an energetic, empathetic attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to represent traditionally underserved populations, including persons who are or threatened to be homeless, have disabilities, and/or low-income, BIPOC, senior, and LEP immigrant clients. The homelessness prevention attorney will advocate for tenants’ rights and homelessness while managing an active docket of unlawful detainer (eviction) cases.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to the email address below. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Counsel and support our low-income clients with sensitivity and awareness to cultural, socio-economic, and disability differences.
  • Participate in clinics and community outreach events relating to housing preservation and rights.
  • Interview and counsel tenants who are defending unlawful detainer actions.
  • Respond to landlords’ notices and prepare responsive pleadings.
  • Specially appear for tenants in court and at administrative hearings.
  • Negotiate with landlords before, during, and following mandatory settlement conferences.
  • Propound and respond to discovery, engage in motion practice, and try unlawful detainer cases.
  • Train and supervise legal assistants, interns, volunteer attorneys, and non-attorney volunteers.
  • Maintain accurate records for measuring outcomes, grant reporting, and timekeeping.

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing with the California State Bar.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest legal practice.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organization, analytic, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Commitment to the mission and work of Legal Aid of Marin.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Valid California Driver’s License.
  • Spanish language fluency strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with low-income, vulnerable, and/or underserved populations.
  • Experience working in busy legal practice and/or engaging in community outreach.
  • Ability to work effectively with community based organizations and government agencies.

Compensation:

Compensation: $75,000 to $80,000. This is an exempt full time position for a 3 year period.

Benefits include fifteen paid holidays; vacation leave; sick leave; health, dental and vision insurance; and retirement plan participation.

How to Apply

E-mail resume to Vivian Alatorre: valatorre@legalaidmarin.org