Staff Attorney

Qualifications

•One year experience as an attorney or Rule 9 intern representing tenants in eviction matters

•Excellent written communication skills

•Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations

•Understanding of systemic inequality and commitment to striving toward race equity

• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

• Ability to travel within King County; must have valid driver’s license, insurance, and access to reliable transportation

 

Responsibilities

• This position will provide legal assistance, ranging from counsel and advice to full representation, to people at risk of losing their housing, facing housing instability issues, or who need assistance addressing issues from previous tenancies that impact their ability to obtain housing

• The Staff Attorney will also assist with community education and outreach through presentations, trainings, and workshops, and must be committed to providing equitable and culturally competent services

• Represent low-income tenants in negotiation and litigation

• Gain expertise in residential landlord-tenant and subsidized housing law

• Supervise all of the work delegated to all non-attorney staff, including paralegals, legal assistants, case managers and interns at TLC involved in cases you are assigned

• Assist with training new attorneys

• Provide on-going representation to tenants with an eviction notice or a housing subsidy termination

• Perform all duties in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct

• Utilize support staff to further goals of representation

• Maintain thorough case notes in LegalServer and client file on Legal Drive for all client and prospective client contacts

• Track deadlines and ensure that cases are handled in a timely manner

• Participate in screening and referrals for tenants requesting services

• Consult with Directing Attorney regarding major litigation

• Participate in regular case reviews

• Respond to inquiries about housing matters from community partners and social service case workers

• Develop and present trainings for client groups and community organizations

• Participate in wide range of advocacy activities such as testifying at community meetings, legislative hearings, etc

• Participate in work groups and task forces

• Participate in stakeholder meetings to increase rights and protections of tenants

• Other Duties As Assigned By The Directing Attorney

• Demonstrated commitment to serve low income populations

• Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork

Benefits

• Full-time position starting at $66,000 - $73,400/Yr (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE

• Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability

• Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

• Generous PTO, paid sick time, 15 days of paid vacations, 13 days of paid holidays, plus a personal holiday

• CCS/CHS 403(b) Employee Saving Plan

Employee assistance program

Lots of room for advancement

 

Benefits

Full-time position starting at $66,000 - $73,400/Yr (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability