Robert Half International Legal Assistant in San Francisco, California

Description

A legal organization that specializes in tenant rights and helps low-income tenants respond to eviction lawsuits is seeking a Legal Assistant for immediate hire! Each year, this organization provides emergency legal services and rental assistance to over 5,000 tenants in San Francisco. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in social justice advocacy for marginalized groups affected by the housing crisis.

Job Duties: * Conduct intake interviews with clients facing unlawful detainer lawsuits. * Lead weekly settlement conference workshops to educate tenants about the eviction process. * Analyze client intake interviews to prepare answers for complaints. * Prepare preliminary motions, stays, jury demands, and responses to discovery requests. * Counsel tenants on papers they will be filing or responding to as in pro per Defendants. * Work with attorneys to train and supervise volunteers and interns. * Evaluate cases for appropriate referral to other legal service organizations. * Prepare case summaries for court ordered settlement conferences.

Qualifications: * BA/BS degree required. * Strong written and verbal communication skills. * Exceptional customer service skills required. * Tech-savvy individual who learns new software programs quickly and efficiently. * Experience working with marginalized communities preferred. * Bilingual fluency preferred.

Requirements

Interested candidates should apply immediately for consideration by sending your updated resume to [email protected]!

Located in major North American and global markets, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting solutions on a full-time, project, and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and eDiscovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, mergers and acquisitions and document review matters. Our dedicated teams' industry experience allows us to quickly match skilled legal professionals with the best available jobs. We offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training.

Call your local Robert Half Legal office at 888.798.2974 to discover more about this position. Apply for this job now or contact our branch office for additional information.

All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. Robert Half will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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Salary: DOE

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date Posted: December 4, 2018

Employment Type: Contract Legal Professionals

Job Reference: 00410-9501648840

Staffing Area: Legal