Centro Legal is Seeking Applicants for Their Public Interest Fellowship
May 12, 2011 at 10:20 AM
SHARTSIS FRIESE LLP PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Staff Attorney Position
with an emphasis on tenant and worker rights
(Start Date: September 6, 2011)
Centrol Legal was started in Oakland and strives to low income and strives to strengthen low-income and Latino individuals and families by providing free and low-cost, bilingual, and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy
Centro Legal provides an ideal training ground for an attorney seeking experience in providing direct legal aid to low-income individuals and families in a community-based setting. This is a two-year position
Duties and Responsibilities:
The fellow will assist the Legal Services Director in all areas of Centro Legal's Tenants' Rights and Workers' Rights programs, including (but not limied to):
•Providing legal advice to tenants who receive an eviction notice or Unlawful Detainer;
•Representing tenants in administrative hearings before the City of Oakland Rent Adjustment Program
•Helping low-wage workers fight unlawful working conditions by providing legal help for wage claims, discrimination, as well as other employment-related matters;
•Conducting community education and outreach regarding tenants' and workers' rights.
First and foremost, the applicant must profoundly share Centro Legal's mission and vision of social justice. Below are additional qualifications.
- •Law degree
- •Fluent in Spanish;
•Member in good standing with the California State Bar;
•Experience in housing and/or employment law preferred; and
•Experience working with low-income, immigrant, and monolingual Spanish-speaking communities preferred.
Salary: $45,000 plus medical and dental benefits and a generous vacation and holiday package
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until June 15, 2011. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Submit via email only: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three telephonic references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Place these words in the subject line "Shartsis Friese Public Interest Fellowship."
For more information visit: http://centrolegal.org/