Paralegal – Eviction Defense Tool and Support Project
- 1 month ago
- Employment type
- Los Angeles
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.
Position Description: The Paralegal will support ICLC’s participation in the Statewide Eviction Defense Tool and Support Project, a collaborative program among ICLC, the Debt Collective, and the Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability. A key component of the project is the Tenant Power Toolkit, an innovative, web-based tool that allows California tenants to prepare and file answers and other initial documents in their eviction cases before they secure legal representation. ICLC will help promote and maintain this tool in collaboration with our project partners, while providing full scope representation to vulnerable, low-income tenants with eviction cases in LA County who use the tool to file an answer.
The Paralegal’s primary responsibilities are to:
- File and serve answers and other initial unlawful detainer filings for Tenant Power Toolkit users in Los Angeles County
- Conduct intakes and support assessment of potential full scope representation cases under the supervision of a licensed attorney
- Provide tenant education, brief services, and referrals to Tenant Power Toolkit users
- Support the development of systems to improve and streamline ICLC Tenant Defense Project’s intake, consultation, and case assessment processes across multiple referral sources
Hiring Criteria: Commitment to the mission of the organization and comfortable working with all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Working knowledge of housing issues and eviction defense. Strong verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with the general public. Ability to balance multiple tasks and duties with competing priorities. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills, including meticulous notetaking and documentation skills to support client services. Self-motivated, willing to learn, ability to meet deadlines, and ability to exercise sound independent judgment. Written and oral Spanish language proficiency required for this position.
Compensation: Hourly compensation ranges from $26.04 to $34.00 depending on experience. Excellent benefits.
Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.