(Potential Office Locations: East Palo Alto or Mountain View) -- Applications reviewed on a rolling basis
CLSEPA seeks a full-time attorney to work with its housing team. The attorney will represent tenants facing eviction, pursue affirmative litigation to improve housing conditions and prevent displacement and provide advice and education to tenants about their rights. In Silicon Valley, communities of color, especially Latino communities, and other low-wage workers are facing a crisis of evictions, predatory rent increases, and housing discrimination. CLSEPA is a legal services non-profit that combines policy advocacy and impact litigation with direct legal services. We specialize in housing, immigration, and economic advancement. Our legal advocates work side-by-side with low-income communities, predominately communities of color in East Palo Alto and the Peninsula, to bring about lasting change.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (Required)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (Highly Preferred)
1. Bilingual in Spanish, Samoan, Tongan or Tagalog
To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references to Human Resources, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, 1861 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto CA 94303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Housing Attorney” in the subject heading. No calls please. In your cover letter, please address the following in order for your application to be considered. CLSEPA’s clientele is extremely diverse, and the majority of our clients are low income persons of color. It is critical that our staff work effectively in all cross-cultural situations, with clients, with our coworkers, and with the community, and that we create an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to cultural humility and diversity amongst our staff? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences.
CLSEPA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees/applicants in all of our employment practices without regard to race, religion, color, sex or gender (including gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, pregnancy- and childbirth-related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, uniform-service member/veteran status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, taking/requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law.