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Staff Attorney – Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Tenants’ Rights Unit

Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:25 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)


Staff Attorney – Tenants’ Rights Unit

Full Time, Miami, FL, US

1-7 years of experience (newly admitted attorneys will also be considered)

Full-time

 

Legal Services of Greater Miami and its 30 lawyers have provided legal representation to low-income communities for 55 years.   The firm is a leader in the legal aid community and has been recognized for its creative and aggressive advocacy for its clients.

 

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.  

 

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.

 

Excellent benefit package and competitive non-profit salary. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to four weeks per year), sick leave (12 days per year), five additional leave days.  Full-time employees may participate in our benefits program on the 1st of the month following the date of hire. Our benefits include fully paid health insurance for employee & dependents, fully paid dental coverage for employees, dependents may also be included at a minimum fee, fully paid life insurance and Long-Term Disability policy as well as retirement savings plans with employer contributions after six months of service.

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