***New Job Posting*** Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Attorney – Housing and Communities Workgroup
Available immediately
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Active membership in the California State Bar;
• Five to eight years of experience as an attorney preferred, though applications from a range of experienced attorneys,
including those with judicial clerkships, will be considered;
• Litigation experience in Superior and Federal Courts;
• Demonstrated knowledge of at least one of three key substantive areas: housing, civil rights or community economic
development;
• Public policy advocacy and/or community lawyering experience is considered a plus;
• Excellent written and verbal communication;
• Experience with diverse client population and a commitment to promoting anti-racism;
• Experience handling a variety of legal matters impacting poor and low income populations;
• Ability to manage multiple active cases simultaneously;
• Bilingual in Spanish a plus; and
• Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and
workweeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate.
 
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
• Serve as lead counsel on cases that include complex advocacy and direct services, commensurate with experience; • Develop case strategies and work plans for matters assigned;
• Draft pleadings, legal documents, trial memoranda, appellate briefs and community education materials;
• Actively participate in community groups and coalitions on issues, such as systemic racism, impacting service-eligible
populations;
• Investigate, develop and litigate high-impact cases at the trial and appellate level in federal and state courts; and
• Work on public policy issues impacting low income individuals and communities including issues of systemic racism.
 
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION – LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on
comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.
 
HOW TO APPLY – Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Attorney-Housing and Communities” in the subject line.
 
PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A one-year probationary period will be required.
 
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.