About the Job: JDC’s Landlord-Tenant Project defends low-income tenants from eviction through both staff attorney representation and leveraging volunteer resources. We help tenants by taking on their cases full-scope, and by representing them limited-scope in settlement conferences and depositions. The Supervising Attorney trains lawyers of all backgrounds and experience levels on essential landlord-tenant law, then supports and mentors them through full-scope representation in unlawful detainer cases. The Supervising Attorney also oversees JDC’s settlement conference clinics, giving regular 2-hour trainings, and guiding and supervising volunteers two afternoons a week at the San Francisco Superior Court. The Supervising Attorney will also train and support at least one JDC staff attorney who defends low-income tenants in eviction cases.
Teach, advise and support pro bono attorneys through all stages of litigation and at pre-trial settlement conferences
Evaluate cases to spot issues and determine appropriateness to assign to volunteer attorney
Assist clients and volunteer attorneys if issues arise between them