Civil Rights Corps is hiring for a range of openings.

https://www.civilrightscorps.org/jobs

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The Promise of Justice Initiative is hiring for two new positions: a PJI Paralegal and a Staff Attorney for the Criminal Litigation team.

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LaFHAC is currently hiring for a Paralegal position. LaFHAC is also still looking for an Eviction Defense Project Attorney and a Policy Analyst. Are you interested in joining the team, or know someone who might be? More information about these three roles and how to apply is below!

Paralegal

The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center seeks an entry-level paralegal to support the litigation and advocacy efforts of our Enforcement Team and Eviction Defense Program. The paralegal will support LaFHAC’s attorneys as they investigate and litigate fair housing and related civil rights matters in federal court, state court, and administrative proceedings. Read more about the position here.

How to Apply: The position is open until filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org. Correspondence may be addressed to Sarah Carthen Watson, Legal Director. Please note: due to the expected volume of applications, we are unable to confirm receipt of individual application materials.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified via email.

Eviction Defense Project Attorney 

The Eviction Defense Project Attorney will join LaFHAC’s staff from their hiring date through October 2021, with the possibility of an additional year-long extension as need requires and funding allows. The Project attorney will lead LaFHAC’s eviction defense project, with an emphasis on serving clients that fall outside of legal aid’s service boundaries. The attorney will work closely with the local LSC-funded legal aid organization, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, to identify the populations that are most likely to be underserved, as well as to provide and be a source for referrals. The Project attorney will appear regularly in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, and in Jefferson Parish courts, to defend tenants facing eviction. Additionally, the attorney will table 1-2 times a week in the Orleans and Jefferson Parish courts to assist tenants who appear for their eviction hearings without having already secured representation. Additionally, the Project attorney will be responsible for serving as LaFHAC’s liaison to locally-based coalitions that are working to protect tenants from eviction, as well as strategizing about how to ensure that court conditions are safe. The Project attorney will also conduct outreach and share information with community members as needed, in addition to planning and identifying outreach events and opportunities. The Project attorney, in coordination with other legal services providers, will make policy recommendations to affinity groups and legislators on systemic changes to improve outcomes for tenants. Read more about the position here

How to Apply: The position is open until filled. Please email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to resumes@lafairhousing.org with the subject line “Eviction Defense Project Attorney.”

Policy Analyst

The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) is seeking a Policy Analyst to support the organization’s legislative and regulatory work at the local, state and federal levels on a variety of housing related and civil rights issues. The position will be responsible for government relations, research, and communications work to advance policies and legislation that promote equitable housing. The ideal candidate should have excellent writing skills, the ability to produce work products quickly, and some experience in government relations at the local or state level in Louisiana. A demonstrated commitment to civil rights work is required. Read more about the position here
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Director of Policy & Communications Maxwell Ciardullo at resumes [at] lafairhousing.org. The position is open until filled. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Please note: due to the expected volume of submissions, we will not be able to return phone calls about applications.

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Civil Rights Corps is hiring for a range of openings. At the moment, CRC is recruiting for a number of attorney positions, from new lawyers to lawyers with some experience to a deputy director of litigation. To learn more, please visit : https://www.civilrightscorps.org/jobs

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Project Ishmael is adding to its team! To learn more about this opportunity, please visit: Legal and Administrative Assistant .
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The Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC.org) is a nonprofit organization that supports movements that seek to dismantle the political and economic structures at the root of social inequality and environmental destruction. We provide litigation, education, and legal and strategic resources to strengthen and embolden the success of those movements. Our motto is “Assert your rights, we’ve got your back.” We have provided pro bono activist defense to over 4,500 social, environmental, and climate justice activists, as well as providing free Know Your Rights and related trainings to over 10,500 people. Our offices are headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.

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Court Watch NOLA is hiring a new Deputy Director. Learn more: Court Watch NOLA Deputy Director Position

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Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is launching a new 18-month Eviction Diversion Project. The project will have court-based legal assistance, a pro bono component, collaboration with rental assistance programs, and community partnerships to avoid housing instability for Baton Rouge families. SLLS anticipates hiring a Paralegal/Pro Bono coordinator and an Intake Specialist who will both work closely with our Project Staff Attorney.

Paralegal/Pro Bono Coordinator – Baton Rouge

Performs various functions to support the efforts of the office to serve clients.  Job duties include handling phone calls, producing written work under the supervision of attorneys, performing other tasks on a client’s case permissible for non-attorneys working under the supervision of an attorney. Working with our Pro Bono Managing Attorney and Staff Attorney to help launch a new pro bono eviction defense project with local bar associations.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School graduate.
  2. Two years of experience in the legal field or public education experience in the community. (Course work in related fields beyond high school can be substituted for experience).
  3. Excellent communications skills.  Ability to communicate with general public
  4. Ability to read, understand and interpret laws and regulations
  5. Professional, friendly, courteous and sincerely interested in the client community.
  6. Knowledge of the local client community.
  7. Experience with computer word processing
  8. Familiarity with use of office machines.
  9. Typing 40 wpm
  10. Law office experience preferred.
  11. Paralegal Certificate preferred.
  12. Commitment to social justice

SALARY RANGE:

$25,200 – $35,600

Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism are a plus that receives extra compensation. This position may also receive additional compensation if you are commissioned as a notary public or if you have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited college.

Intake Specialist/Admin Support – Baton Rouge

Primary duties are to screen applicants for legal services, conduct intake, gather documentation for eligibility, data entry, make social service referrals, perform triage to determine urgency, inform callers of the next step in the process, file preparation, handle reception duties, mail duties, and other general functions of reception/intake.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School graduate.
  2. Two years of experience in the legal field or public education experience in the community. (Course work in related fields beyond high school can be substituted for experience).
  3. Excellent communications skills.  Ability to communicate with general public
  4. Ability to read, understand and interpret laws and regulations
  5. Professional, friendly, courteous and sincerely interested in the client community.
  6. Knowledge of the local client community.
  7. Experience with computer word processing
  8. Familiarity with use of office machines.
  9. Typing 40 wpm
  10. Law office experience preferred.
  11. Commitment to social justice

SALARY RANGE:

$25,200 – $35,600

Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism are a plus that receives extra compensation. This position may also receive additional compensation if you are commissioned as a notary public and/or if you have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree from an accredited college.

To apply, please send resume and references to Roxanne Newman at rnewman@slls.org by Friday, July 16, 2021.

STAFF ATTORNEY – VETERANS AND INNOVATIVE PROJECTS UNIT IN NEW ORLEANS

The Staff Attorney for the Veterans and Innovative Projects Unit handles legal representation of homeless clients, veterans, and provides legal services in partnership with Delgado Community College, and Daughters of Charity Health Clinic. The legal casework is primarily disability cases, expungements, and limited family law matters. Cases are sometimes referred to other SLLS units or the Pro Bono Project for handling. The position requires the ability to work well as part of a team, to juggle multiple priorities, and to work well in collaboration with community partners.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) or LL.B.
  2. Licensed to practice law within the State of Louisiana.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, client counseling, advocacy, research, dedication to serving vulnerable people and social service referrals.
  4. Dependability, ability to respond to emergencies, good work habits, self-motivation, capacity to work well with others.
  5. Spanish-English bilingualism and Vietnamese-English bilingualism is a plus that receives extra compensation.

Salary Range:

$46,000-$64,000

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Roxanne Newman, Deputy Director at rnewman@slls.org by July 12, 2021.

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The Alliance for Community Transit – Los Angeles (ACT-LA) is a broad coalition of 41 organizations that fight for housing and transit justice in Los Angeles County.

The coalition is seeking applicants for a new position, Housing Justice Campaign Manager.

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LaFHAC is hiring an Education Coordinator and a Community Engagement Coordinator.

Community Engagement Coordinator:

The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator to conduct statewide and targeted outreach – through in-person outreach (when able to be conducted safely), and web-based tools to increase knowledge of fair housing laws and LaFHAC’s work throughout Louisiana.  The ideal candidate has outreach experience, design experience, and/or familiarity with social media and other web-based tools, and is detail oriented, well-organized, creative,  and strategic.  Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but is not required.  Read more about the position here

Education Coordinator:

The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) seeks an Education Coordinator to build, institutionalize and facilitate LaFHAC’s educational offerings to a wide array of stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a clear and engaging speaker with community education and/or curriculum development experience; they are detail oriented, well-organized, and visionary.  Fluency in Spanish a plus.  Read more about the position here

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample via email to resumes@lafairhousing.org.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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