Staff Attorney, Bringing Families Home
- 18 days ago
- Employment type
- Full Time
- Los Angeles
- Closing date
About this organization
Bringing Families Home Project
(Full Time Position)
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, and homeless veterans.
About this job
Position Description: ICLC seeks a dynamic and talented Staff Attorney to join our new Bringing Families Home Project. This Staff Attorney will work with a team that is serving clients who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness and receiving child welfare services. Working in partnership with homeless services, other community service providers, and the project funder, the Staff Attorney will provide holistic legal services to tackle barriers to our clients becoming and staying housed and related barriers that impact family stability. This focus on providing housing stability and related legal services to vulnerable families fits perfectly with the question that ICLC asks for all of our clients: “What is the pathway to long-term stable housing?”
Provide holistic legal services, across a wide-array of legal areas, to tackle barriers to housing for our clients.
Engage in creative problem solving and litigation to address legal challenges that create barriers to housing for our clients.
Be comfortable with addressing a wide-array of legal issues.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with funder, legal services partner, and Bringing Families Home homeless prevention contractors.
Conduct monthly in-person legal intake clinics, and participate in other community outreach events.
Work closely with pro bono counsel to expand the volume of services ICLC can provide.
Help develop and launch a newly funded project.
Other duties as assigned.
Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong work ethic. Excellent negotiation skills. Ability to use good judgment, multitask, and meet deadlines. Ability to learn new areas of law. Excellent customer service skills. Active Bar Membership in California or eligible to practice as a Registered Legal Aid Attorney under Rule 9.45 of the California Rules of Court. Must have a reliable form of transportation to reach courthouses, partners, and clients across Los Angeles County.
Compensation: Salary range is $75,000 – $105,000, depending on experience. Excellent benefits, including two weeks of vacation per year, along with additional days off, paid sick time, health insurance, 401k, flexible spending plan, and more.
ICLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition. All qualified applicants with criminal histories shall be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
To keep our Staff and Clients safe, ICLC requires all Staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
How to Apply: To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team. Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt.