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Tenants' Rights Attorney (Temporary)

Description: 

 Legal Services seeks a temporary staff attorney for the Tenants’ Rights Unit for an 18-month term to address the eviction crisis.  

Legal Services is accepting applications from attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar who have a commitment and passion for social, economic, and racial justice and want to protect the rights of low-income tenants living in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.  This position is for an 18-month term.

Attorneys in the Tenants’ Rights Unit represent tenants facing eviction, file affirmative actions against slumlords to ensure a tenant has decent, safe housing, and ensure tenants have access to and can keep rental subsidies. Attorneys in the Unit litigate in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and appellate courts. The attorney would be responsible for his or her own caseload and the attorney’s duties will include interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing parties, and representing tenants in court. This project involves significant litigation; however, the attorney would also be required to conduct client intake, conduct home visits, conduct education workshops for tenants, work with pro bono attorneys, complete administrative tasks, and participate in client outreach.

 

Requirements: 

Florida Bar Admission. The attorney would be responsible for his or her own caseload and the attorney’s duties will include interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting depositions, negotiating with opposing parties, and representing tenants in court. This project involves significant litigation; however, the attorney would also be required to conduct client intake, conduct home visits, conduct education workshops for tenants, work with pro bono attorneys, complete administrative tasks, and participate in client outreach.

To Apply: 

Excellent benefit package and competitive non-profit salary.  Submit an application consisting of a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, resume, writing sample and references to positionapps@legalservicesmiami.org. Please specify this position on the cover letter and resume.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that each can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. Legal Services of Greater Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
April 16, 2021
Organization Information: 
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
4343 West Flagler Street Suite 100
Miami, FL 33134
United States
Phone: 305-438-2511