Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., the primary legal services organization in the Northeast Florida area since 1937, seeks an experienced litigator to join the JALA team as its Director of Advocacy and Fair Housing.

The position combines two separate but related objectives: first, to review and assist in JALA’s ongoing impact, class action, and other litigation, while also providing training and support for JALA staff attorneys handling litigation matters involving landlord / tenant; foreclosure; fair housing, and other cases involving JALA’s at-risk clients. The second objective for this position is to supervise JALA’s substantial Fair Housing litigation and grants in order to enforce the Fair Housing Act throughout Northeast Florida, including Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties through investigation, enforcement, and education. JALA has one of the two most comprehensive HUD Fair Housing grants in the nation, and, with more than two decades of fair housing advocacy, enjoys a strong working relationship with HUD at both the local and national level.

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