Staff Attorney

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation Exp.: 1+ Years
About This Position:
The Staff Attorney represents tenants citywide in all aspects of housing law in accordance with THC Law Office’s purpose and mission. The Staff Attorney executes his/her duties in accordance with THC’s Mission, Core Values, and Customer Service Philosophy.

Job Duties:
  • Counsel tenants to achieve resolution of disputes with their landlord.
  • Litigation of cases on behalf of tenants: initial investigation, drafting complaints and
  • responsive pleadings, discovery, dispositive motions, trials and appeals.
  • Work with community organizations to advance tenants’ rights.
  • Compliance reporting for government contracts.
  • Represent the agency in a professional manner.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications
  • California Bar membership
  • One-year civil or criminal litigation experience required
  • Commitment to advancing the rights of the underrepresented
  • Understanding and interest in working with low-income and minority clients
  • Ability to independently handle a moderate-large case load
  • Must have thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe reader.
  • Must be able to work independently and be detail oriented
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and projects with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines with excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience with people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds preferred
  • Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Must have ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from judges, clients and the general public
  • Must have ability to read, understand, apply language, and make independent decisions based on all applicable laws, policies, and contracts
  • Must be a proactive self-starter with the ability to take initiative
  • Must pass all post-contingency offer background checks, reference checks, and TB screening clearances.
  • Experience working in non-profit or public sector preferred.

Required Behavioral Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrates passion, commitment, and behavior that are consistent with THC’s Mission, Core Values, and Customer Service Philosophy.
  • Adapts well to change, and remains professional, respectful, and composed at all times.
  • Must be mature, honest, dependable, and accountable.
  • Establishes and maintains effective and appropriate relationships and boundaries, and communicates with clients, co-workers, and external parties in a manner that fosters respect and trust.
  • Exercises good judgment in using and/or keeping information regarding clients, employees, and THC confidential.
  • Works well independently, collaboratively, and as a team member.
  • Follows instructions completely and asks for help and/or guidance from supervisors when needed.
  • Has good time management skills and is punctual to work, THC meetings, hearings, trials, and other events.
  • Takes pride in work and performs all assigned duties diligently, efficiently, and effectively.

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