Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. 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 who have disabilities or are experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.
Position Description: ICLC is seeking a temporary full-time Staff Attorney with 1 to 5 years of litigation experience to join our team and work on habitability affirmative litigation on behalf of low-income tenants. The length of this position is approximately May 1, 2021 until approximately September 1, 2021. This position is part of ICLC’s Slum Housing Litigation Team, which combines outreach, education, tenant organizing, and litigation to address housing-related health hazards that threaten vulnerable, low-income tenants. ICLC’s lawyers... paralegals, and organizers seek to improve unhealthy living conditions, preserve affordable housing, protect against retaliation, and recover financial damages.
The temporary Litigation Staff Attorney will support litigation against landlords who rent unsafe and unhealthy apartments to vulnerable low- income tenants. The tasks include new client intakes, drafting pleadings and discovery, responding to discovery, motions and oppositions to motions, document summaries, witness files, deposition preparation and all other tasks as needed to support the ongoing litigation. Must be willing to use and conform to in house systems and practices and compliance with deadlines. Prior civil litigation experience in LASC is a plus.
For this job, at this time, the work is remote with possibly occasional on site requirements.
Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Litigation experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and ability to work closely with a team including the Director of Litigation, staff attorneys, paralegals, organizers and administrative personnel. Ability to use good judgment, multi-task, and meet deadlines. Demonstrated commitment to working with low-income communities. Membership in the California Bar or another State Bar is required. Bi-lingual Spanish language is helpful.
Compensation: This is a TEMPORARY, exempt position. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience in a legal services environment