Housing Attorney - San Francisco

  • 30 Mar 2021 4:06 PM
    Message # 10254312
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice to join our Housing Law practice group in San Francisco.   This position is based in our San Francisco office and involves traveling throughout the county and potentially the Bay Area as necessary to best serve our low-income clients. See COVID-19 Temporary Remote work below. To learn more and apply, visit their job page.

    As a Housing Staff Attorney, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Learn and advocate for the diverse legal needs of underserved and vulnerable communities in San Francisco and the broader Bay Area to reduce homelessness, enhance stability, and address social injustice;
    • Provide full-scope legal representation to low-income tenants in unlawful detainer proceedings, including propounding and responding to discovery, conducting depositions, pre/post-trial motions, trials, and appeals;
    • Represent tenants in administrative proceedings before the San Francisco Housing Authority and other agencies;
    • Advocate for tenants on issues of fair housing, substandard conditions, and VAWA;
    • Identify systemic problems that affect our clients’ housing rights and address these challenges through affirmative litigation and policy work;
    • Staff Off-Site Legal Clinics to conduct intakes, provide legal advice, assess for further services;
    • Collaborate with the local and national tenant advocacy community;
    • Provide workshops and technical assistance to community partners and our client community on housing law, tenants’ rights, and a broad range of civil legal issues;
    • Develop relationships and engage in collaboration with a range of public and private community partners, including governmental agencies, courts, and community-based organizations, to ensure integrative services and address systemic barriers facing BayLegal’s client community;
    • Work with BayLegal’s development, grants and contracts, and communications team to promote BayLegal’s mission and resource development; and
    • Engage in other tasks and projects that further BayLegal’s mission and operations as a non-profit.

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