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Paralegal (Stay Housed LA) – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

  • ... Los Angeles, Capellen, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 56946.83 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Paralegal (Stay Housed LA) – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup   

JOB TITLE:

Paralegal (Stay Housed LA) – Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Los Angeles Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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Employee Benefits

LAFLA offers a compensation and benefits package that is competitive with other public interest law firms.

Health Benefits

LAFLA covers 90100% of the cost of employee and dependent(s) medical, dental, and vision benefits.
We also provide life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and long-term care at no cost to employees.
Employees also can participate in our employer-sponsored Employee Wellness Program.

Law Loan Reimbursement

LAFLA offers a law student loan repayment program that reimburses attorneys for up to $500 in monthly loan payments.

Bilingual Supplement

LAFLA is committed to providing linguistically appropriate services to the community.
Thus, we offer bilingual supplements to eligible employees who speak Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Khmer, Japanese, Vietnamese, and other languages.

Other Benefits

LAFLA provides paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave.
Upon hire, employees can enroll in our 403(b) Retirement Plan and Flexible Spending Account Program for dependent care and medical care reimbursements.


Position:

Paralegal
Paralegal (Stay Housed LA) Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

Location:

Ron Olson Justice Center

Salary:

$43,729.
23 $56,946.
83/annual (DOE) with excellent benefits

Availability:

Immediately

Application Deadline:

Continuous until position is filled.

About the Position:

Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underservedleveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system.
Celebrating 95 years of service to Los Angeles communities, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles.
LAFLA has more than 200 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency.
Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future.
Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change.
LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic changeactively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved.
For more information, please visit www.
lafla.
org.

The Workgroup: The Eviction Defense Center, created in 1983, is the first large-scale eviction defense program.
Right to Counsel is a new project that brings much- needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities through the program Stay Housed Los Angeles, in coordination with other legal service providers and tenant organizers.
The EDC team fights to preserve, defend, and protect tenancies, and advocates for a Right to Counsel for all tenants.

The Coalition: LAFLA is part of the Stay Housed LA Coalition which is comprised of dozens of legal services organizations and tenant organizing community-based organizations.
LAFLA is the lead contractor for eviction defense and prevention contracts with the County and City of Los Angeles.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal.
This position will focus on assisting the attorneys and Eviction Defense Center workgroup provide tenants with the assistance needed to fight, defend, and preserve their homes.

Qualifications:

  • A four (4) year degree or Paralegal Certificate;
  • One (1) year relevant work experience preferred;
  • Experience in providing assistance to low-income or homeless individuals, including interviewing;
  • Experience working in diverse poverty law issues preferred;
  • Some knowledge of, landlord-tenant law preferred;
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Organized, with ability to work on high-volume caseload; and
  • Ability to be flexible in job duties.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Examples of Duties:

  • Work in conjunction with the staff attorneys;
  • Interview and counsel clients on various legal issues;
  • Draft pleadings such as unlawful detainer answers and discovery;
  • Participate in live in person clinics and other community outreach projects;
  • Possess strong public speaking skills and desire to go out into the communities we serve;
  • Work effectively as part of a team including other attorneys, support staff, students, volunteers & community organizers/organizations; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY Please submit a cover letter and resume online to edcjobs@lafla.
org.
Include Paralegal SHLA/EDC in the subject line.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD A nine-month introductory period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

The organization is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law.
We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact humanresources@lafla.
org.

Benefits & Compensation

LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries.
We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.
Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

56946.83 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710389316-64e08f9c4056884feaef628f764ad567

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Los Angeles

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Employee Benefits

LAFLA offers a compensation and benefits package that is competitive with other public interest law firms.

Health Benefits

LAFLA covers 90100% of the cost of employee and dependent(s) medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also provide life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and long-term care at no cost to employees. Employees also can participate in our employer-sponsored Employee Wellness Program.

Law Loan Reimbursement

LAFLA offers a law student loan repayment program that reimburses attorneys for up to $500 in monthly loan payments.

Bilingual Supplement

LAFLA is committed to providing linguistically appropriate services to the community. Thus, we offer bilingual supplements to eligible employees who speak Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Khmer, Japanese, Vietnamese, and other languages.

Other Benefits

LAFLA provides paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. Upon hire, employees can enroll in our 403(b) Retirement Plan and Flexible Spending Account Program for dependent care and medical care reimbursements.


Position:

Paralegal
Paralegal (Stay Housed LA) Eviction Defense Center Workgroup

Location:

Ron Olson Justice Center

Salary:

$43,729.23 $56,946.83/annual (DOE) with excellent benefits

Availability:

Immediately

Application Deadline:

Continuous until position is filled.

About the Position:

Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!

The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underservedleveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Celebrating 95 years of service to Los Angeles communities, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 200 employees, including more than 100 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic changeactively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org.

The Workgroup: The Eviction Defense Center, created in 1983, is the first large-scale eviction defense program. Right to Counsel is a new project that brings much- needed eviction defense resources to tenants in Los Angeles County communities through the program Stay Housed Los Angeles, in coordination with other legal service providers and tenant organizers. The EDC team fights to preserve, defend, and protect tenancies, and advocates for a Right to Counsel for all tenants.

The Coalition: LAFLA is part of the Stay Housed LA Coalition which is comprised of dozens of legal services organizations and tenant organizing community-based organizations. LAFLA is the lead contractor for eviction defense and prevention contracts with the County and City of Los Angeles.

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. This position will focus on assisting the attorneys and Eviction Defense Center workgroup provide tenants with the assistance needed to fight, defend, and preserve their homes.

Qualifications:

  • A four (4) year degree or Paralegal Certificate;
  • One (1) year relevant work experience preferred;
  • Experience in providing assistance to low-income or homeless individuals, including interviewing;
  • Experience working in diverse poverty law issues preferred;
  • Some knowledge of, landlord-tenant law preferred;
  • Self-motivated, takes initiative, ability to learn quickly;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Organized, with ability to work on high-volume caseload; and
  • Ability to be flexible in job duties.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Examples of Duties:

  • Work in conjunction with the staff attorneys;
  • Interview and counsel clients on various legal issues;
  • Draft pleadings such as unlawful detainer answers and discovery;
  • Participate in live in person clinics and other community outreach projects;
  • Possess strong public speaking skills and desire to go out into the communities we serve;
  • Work effectively as part of a team including other attorneys, support staff, students, volunteers & community organizers/organizations; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY Please submit a cover letter and resume online to edcjobs@lafla.org. Include Paralegal SHLA/EDC in the subject line.

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD A nine-month introductory period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

The organization is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact humanresources@lafla.org.

Benefits & Compensation

LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.

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