BayLegal seeks an attorney with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy to join our Contra Costa County Regional Office, located in Richmond.The COVID19 public health and economic crisis has made civil legal services ever more critical to help individuals and families avoid homelessness, debt and to provide opportunities for stability and self-sufficiency.Our housing work focuses on preserving tenancies and ensuring fair housing opportunity for lowincome and subsidized tenants in Contra Costa County. See below description of our current work environment due to COVID-19.As a Housing Staff Attorney, you will have the opportunity to:Learn and assist with the diverse legal needs of underserved and vulnerable communities in Contra Costa County and broader Bay Area.Provide fullscope legal representation to lowincome tenants in unlawful detainer proceedings, including propounding and responding to discovery, conducting depositions, pre/posttrial motions, trials and appeals.Represent tenants in administrative proceedings before the Contra Costa County Housing Authority and other agencies.Advocate for tenants on issues of fair housing, substandard conditions, and VAWA.Identify systemic problems that affect our clients rights and address these challenges through affirmative litigation and policy work.Staff clinics to conduct legal information sessions, provide pro per guidance, and assess for further services.Collaborate with the local and national tenant advocacy and consumer rights communities.Provide workshops and technical assistance to community partners and client community.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. andEngage in other tasks and projects that further the interest of furthering BayLegal’s mission and operations as a nonprofit.Requirements/Qualifications/About the Successful Candidate:Humility in working with colleagues and clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency.Membership in good standing in the California State Bar.Experience in housing law and tenant advocacy preferred.Bilingual ability in Spanish preferred.Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines with minimal supervision.Excellent writing, editing, and proof-reading skills, with ability to be detail oriented.Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team.Curious and self-directed with an ability to anticipate what needs to be done.Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details.Temporary COVID-19 remote work: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all BayLegal employees are primarily working remotely. While BayLegal has implemented detailed health and safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure and has an evolving plan for reopening our local offices, we anticipate remaining primarily remote throughout much of 2021. All employees are expected to be available to travel to BayLegal offices and services locations as needed and in compliance with public health advisories. Employees are expected to reside in California and at a distance of which they can commute to the physical BayLegal base location or service delivery location within the San Francisco Bay Area.While BayLegal remains primarily remote, all employees are issued BayLegal computers and provided appropriate supplies. BayLegal has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make working remotely as efficient and connected as possible.All employees receive a flat-rate monthly amount to reimburse for work-related use of personal IT equipment, including internet, and home. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on personal lives, BayLegal is open to providing flexibility regarding work schedules and part-time or full-time employment to the extent feasible for the position.
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