POSITION: Supervising Attorney – Housing
SUPERVISOR: Directing Attorney
WAGE RANGE: $70,791.00 to $101,189.00 annually
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Exempt
LOCATION: CLA SoCal Office(s)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1958 for the purpose of providing civil legal services to low income individuals and seniors. CLA SoCal has a staff of more than 100 employees and two offices in Orange County and two offices in Southeast Los Angeles County. CLA SoCal seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Supervising Attorney who will thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced public interest law firm. CLA SoCal strongly prefers that the applicant have experience working with non-profits and/or law firms.
The Supervising Attorney of Housing reports to the Directing Attorney and will also work closely with other members of our teams located in both Santa Ana and Southeast Los Angeles.
- Supervising and working in both Orange county and our Southeast offices, but flexible for primary office to be in either location.
- Lead case review sessions and work collaboratively with staff to develop case strategies, best practices, unit protocols, and grant billing.
- Provide guidance to staff on case work and staff development, including providing consistent feedback.
- Provide direct legal services to low-income clients needing assistance with housing advocacy including defending tenants in eviction proceedings.
- Identify significant legal needs and policy issues addressing homeless ness and access to safe, stable, and affordable housing.
- Conduct trainings and outreach to community-based organization and community groups.
- Develop and coordinate legal clinics with volunteers and other community collaboratives.
- Coordinate with other assistance organizations in the area by providing referrals and implementing partner meeting to assure appropriate and efficient coverage of services.
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to attend community events, outreach and engagement, hold and assist with legal clinics.
- Ensure grant deliverables are met under various funding grants and to prepare all necessary narratives and reports for grant funding.
- In conjunction with the Directing Attorney and Director of Pro Bono, recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students.
- Juris Doctorate degree and a member in good-standing of the California Bar or member to another state bar and ability to register as a legal services provider.
- Minimum five (5) years of legal experienced.
- Experience in providing legal services to improve access to and preservation of affordable housing opportunities for low-income residents.
- Knowledge of applicable housing law and community legal needs.
- Litigation experience in State and Federal Courts, preferably in legal issues involving access to housing.
- Represented clients before judicial tribunals in a full-range of civil legal matters with primary emphasis on landlord tenant, and legal issues involving access to housing.
- Proactive approach, anticipates problems, offers solutions, and able to think on their feet.
- High level of initiative and mature judgement in tackling multiple projects and tasks with limited supervision.
- Reliable team player and multitasker.
- Great organizational skills with a keen attention to detail.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
- Empathetic and energetic attitude while working with others.
- Articulate, creative, and passionate with excellent written and spoken English; skills and competence in grammar and spelling required.
- Proven interest in social justice issues.
- Experience engaging in policy advocacy, coordinating or collaborating in policy campaigns with partner community-based organizations, conducting legal research and provide legal services to improve access to and preservation of affordable housing opportunities for low-income residents.
- Proficiency in aiding people empathetically and effectively, which providing excellent legal services.
- Prior commitment to serving low-income individuals, and the most vulnerable immigrant communities and survivors of domestic violence.
- Bilingual preferred; Bilingual in either Spanish or Vietnamese a plus.
Our staff members work a 35-hour week. We offer an outstanding benefit package which includes: medical/dental, 401k with employer contribution; life insurance with an optional employee buy-in; and short-term and long-term disability. Our employees have access to paid holidays, vacation, personal time, and sick time on their first day. Upon successfully completing the six-month probation period, compensation increases may be available within the first initial year of employment. Employee Assistance Program available. Employees who are able to prove bilingual proficiency are eligible for a monetary bonus.
To be considered for this position as an internal candidate, you must currently be classified as a regular or temporary staff member or be a volunteer with our organization. TO APPLY, please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter to Cheryl Schlauch, HR Manager by emailing email@example.com.Please include the following in the subject line of your email: “INTERNAL: [Job Title as Shown in the Posting] – [Last Name].” Current staff (not volunteers) will also need to complete an Internal Transfer and Consideration Form. Position open until filled.
If you have any questions regarding duties, responsibilities and salaries for this position, please see Cheryl Schlauch. All internal candidates will be allowed preference for up to two weeks of the internal posting of the position. Any applications received after this date will be considered with external applications. Applicants are encouraged to apply at anytime.
TO APPLY, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled.
Community Legal Aid SoCal is an equal opportunity employer.